DMC-FZ70 Lens

Started Aug 4, 2013 | Questions
Condor
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Re: Underwhelmed
In reply to samualson, Aug 16, 2013

Any comparative samples with SX50, FZ200 or HX300?

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Re: Underwhelmed
In reply to Condor, Aug 17, 2013

I don't expect much at 1200mm. Even with stabilization, hand holding it is problematic. What interests me is the 20mm wide end.

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Re: Underwhelmed
In reply to mgd43, Aug 17, 2013

mgd43 wrote:

I don't expect much at 1200mm. Even with stabilization, hand holding it is problematic. What interests me is the 20mm wide end.

I've never used a superzoom camera at its wide end.  In fact, just almost at the max zoom end or close to it.

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Re: DMC-FZ70 Lens
In reply to Traveler582, Aug 17, 2013

This camera's beginning to appear like a pale shadow of the SX50, which it was introduced specifically to try and grab some sales back from.  I don't own one, but for $360 it appears to pack a lot more features in, being built as Canon's premium super-zoom, and its optical quality is well proven.

Love to see a comparison of the two, but even without this there's enough info out there to draw your own conclusions.

From Imaging Resource:

"With a 50x optical zoom that delivers an amazing 24-1200mm-equivalent range, the Canon SX50 HS brings distant subjects up close and personal -- and it does so with intelligence and grace. Hand-held shots at full zoom and in good light are relatively easy to take, thanks to the SX50's improved image stabilization and Zoom Framing Assist function. And the end results are surprisingly sharp and pleasing for the digital camera's class and sensor size.

With results like these, the Canon SX50 HS will no doubt build a fervent following of zoom addicts among serious shooters and casual users alike. But the staggering zoom range is not all there is to the camera, which also features a bevy of advanced photographic options and a well-built design. The SX50 feels good in the hands, with a nice big grip to hang on to and a bevy of physical controls within easy reach. The full-swivel 2.8-inch LCD screen isn't the brightest on the market, but it's imminently useful for taking shots at odd angles. Besides, you can fall back on the camera's accurate (if a bit dim) electronic viewfinder if you prefer. The SX50's menus, thankfully, are simple and straightforward while unveiling a great deal of options -- such as RAW capture and full 1080p HD video recording -- for more advanced photographers.

It all comes back to what the camera excels at: Taking sharp, detailed outdoor pictures on sunny days, with a massively long zoom lens than can bring you into the action like no other we've tested. The Canon SX50 HS is a fantastic everyday camera for beginners and casual photographers, bringing a ton of flexibility for most shooting situations, as well as advanced features they can grow into. It's also a near-ideal second camera for enthusiasts who don't always want to lug around a bulky DSLR system, but want good image quality and the luxury of a 50x reach. The Canon SX50 HS is definitely the best megazoom for stills we've reviewed to date."

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Re: Underwhelmed
In reply to samualson, Aug 17, 2013

samualson wrote:

They may not be great, but so far and for many potential buyers it passes and that will sell a ton of them. We know this is not an enthusiast camera and it's not aiming to be , need to remember that .

The IQ just needs to be acceptable and i think it will be , it does have Raw and a Hotshoe and for it's asking price , i think it's going to sell far more than many predict .

Now if only Pani had a clue about advertising and getting them in retail outlets , thats always a limiting factor that gives Canon and others a huge edge.

Umm. Wishing for Panasonic to learn the art & science of marketing is like believing that one can indeed turn lead into gold!

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Re: DMC-FZ70 Lens
In reply to chillgreg, Aug 17, 2013

chillgreg wrote:

Panasonic are still in dire financial straits

Disturbing news. Where could I find out more?

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Re: DMC-FZ70 Lens
In reply to Traveler582, 10 months ago

Traveler582 wrote:

Are they not using a Leica lens now for the new FZ70?

I don't see it written around the lens, although I do see the gold L on the face of the camera (I thought the symbol for Leica).

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The "L" stands for LUMIX !

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Re: DMC-FZ70 Lens
In reply to Roald46, 10 months ago

Roald46 wrote:

Traveler582 wrote:

Are they not using a Leica lens now for the new FZ70?

I don't see it written around the lens, although I do see the gold L on the face of the camera (I thought the symbol for Leica).

Thanks!

The "L" stands for LUMIX !

Leica has been this as long as I can remember:

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Re: DMC-FZ70 Lens
In reply to Traveler582, 9 months ago

Traveler582 wrote:

Are they not using a Leica lens now for the new FZ70?

I don't see it written around the lens, although I do see the gold L on the face of the camera (I thought the symbol for Leica).

Thanks!

L stands for Lumix only,and I don't think Leica let them create
a new logo for Leica lens

My Panasonic zs3 camera uses Leica vario-elemarit lens 25-300mm
the word LEICA is clearly printed on the brink (upper middle) in white

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