Would that it were made for M4/3... imagine a 240-600 F2.8 equivalent....
vroger1: to me- the image quality and extraordinary zoom range of the FZ 200 could not be better.
If you can fit in a 1/1.7" sensor, and maintain an equivalent lens 25-600 f2.8, that might be even better...
As if we didn't already have enough problems with a quasi-police state... imagine all the possibilities for spying on others or for being spied upon. No thanks
Robert Gallery: Not sure that the change in section of the center column is that good an idea as it will substantially reduce the torsional stiffness.
Actually, it might make it more rigid, as Y-shaped beams are very strong, but testing would be required in order to find out.
Same zoom reach as the Pany FZ200, but with lesser grip, and slower lens. I like my TZ5, but this kind of reach is too big without a tripod on such a small body.
Sephirotic: If only they made such a camera with a revised 1.63 LX5 sensor. That would be just damn perfect.
Indeed, but a 25-600 mm f2.8 constant lens would be a LOT bigger and therefore more expensive and cumbersome...
coastcontact: Even granting that there are some improvements in this model compared to the FZ150, the total weight of the camera is an issue! Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX200V weighs 1.29 lb and now so does this camera. It becomes no fun when the camera gets heavier. I have the FZ150 (1.16 lb) and also the FZ28 that weighs 14.71 oz. You think I can feel the difference?
For 2 ounces? Maybe, but that is to be expected for a brighter, faster, and therefore bigger lens over the FZ-150
Pierre Couture: Impressive on paper... no MP increase, a fast and constant lens, RAW and RAW+jpeg plus fast burst mode... what's not to like? We'll see...
Haven't seen any yet, that's why I'm saying that we'll have to wait and see... but if it holds up to the FZ150 IQ and improves on lens speed, that would be very tempting indeed
Impressive on paper... no MP increase, a fast and constant lens, RAW and RAW+jpeg plus fast burst mode... what's not to like? We'll see...
As best I remember, Olympus lenses have never been on the cheap side when it came to primes... wonder how this one will fare compared to the 50 f2.0...
I agree on the excess MP, cut it back to 10, but such a zoom range, if the lens is good, would make a superb travel camera.
@ willisjw: You can open that .part with Firefox to download the pdf zipped file. Just worked fine for me.
Danke, und Frohe Weihnachten
Really impressed with the Northern Lights as well as watching the planet unfold at a crazy speed.
??? I appreciate fine wood as much as the next guy, but on a camera body? Sheesssshhhhhhh
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