The FZ1000 replaces the FZ8, FZ200, FZ70!!!!!

Started Jun 17, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Stephen McDonald
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Re: Love of flying - the FZ8 user experience

kkardster wrote:

Mikedigi wrote:

Laugh if you like - but this Leica-like, upmarket niche remains unfilled - and I mean Leica-like in quality, not in weight and all-metal construction. "Plastic" is not "plasticky", for me - it's called modern engineering polymers, and they are absolutely superb. Metal is colder on cold days, too . . . .

I always wondered why high-end "plastic" cameras are viewed as lower quality than metal can bodies. I don't think people appreciate the technology that goes into the modern camera body that allow it to absorb shocks and take bumps with nary a scratch.

The very best bulletproof vests are lined with aramid plastic fibers, while the older and heavier metal ones are outdated. That should tell something about how good a plastic camera body could be.

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