FZ1000: 400mm, 800mm (i.zoom) -- My Comparisons

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FZ1000: 400mm, 800mm (i.zoom) -- My Comparisons
4 months ago

According to the Manual about Intelligent Zoom (p. 198):

  • You can zoom in up to twice the original zoom magnification while minimising the
    deterioration of the image quality.

The image is not cropped in camera, so it remains a 20 MP file (5472 x 3648)

Egret on the prowl

I compared 400mm to 800mm in two ways: 1) Photographing the scene at both focal lengths from the same location to get an idea of distance; and 2) Scenes at 800mm filling the frame, followed by moving closer to fill the frame at 400mm to see how the image quality compares.

For this series, I did not crop anything.

1. From the same location

Lake Scene

400mm

800mm

Duck resting

400mm

800mm

2. Filling the Frame at 800mm followed by moving closer to fill the frame at 400mm

Duck enjoying the view

800mm

400mm

Paddle Boaters

800mm

400mm

Lily

800mm

400mm

- Richard

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