great shot.. using great lens
I am not very confident that Fuji's efforts in research and development and inventions are very fruitful in their end product due to poor quality control. White Orb Issues, Too much CAs, jpeg artifacts, soft except for "cluster line patterns" in photos are sporadically present in Fuji cameras. But, though inferior in spec. sheet Panasonic, Canon cameras deliver better output.
I hope/drool fuji delivers good output overall and nail the coffin of other bridge cameras. But I insist fuji to concentrate more in output quality than the fantasies of out of world inventions.
Why is this not a FZ-xx camera, but LZ camera?
excellent shot with amazing bokeh, i did not know this inexpensive lens is sharp!!
tron555: In the studio scene comparison shots the FZ150 look MUCH sharper and clearer to my eye in both JPEG and RAW to my eye. Is anyone else seeing what I am seeing?
me too. But Some people in pany forum were bragging their FZ200 was sharper than FZ150, while I did not see any improvement in FZ200. This photos prove the same.
the photo is superb... but pointlessly huge upload... looks bad in full-size
did the snake eat the frog? or could not?
thank you for everyone voted.. i am thrilled to win this tough competition, where first two dozen entries were commendable.. I appreciate all photogs that competed in this.
absolutely wonderful photo... great..
excellent creative work
amazing lighting.. should be number 1
Excellent David Hunt. This is admirable work and will be very useful when the manufacturers restrict consumers by limiting capabilities of the camera. GREAT.
thank you fuji.. i will buy fuji despite some flaws.
1. This fz-60 is an ultra zoom camera; not a bridge camera as dpreview.com writes. a bridge camera should be in the lines of fz-20/30/50 or finepix f100fs/ HS30EXR. neither this fz-60 can be qualified as sucessor of fz-50.
2. when there is no focus ring, there is just 30% chance of manual focussing correctly especially if you use macro lenses. the bird in tree will probably fly away by the time you correctly focus across the disturbing sticks. when mentioning 'manual focus - yes', it must be pointed out that, it is not actually ring but a crippled dial which you will slowly get used to never using.so this is not bridge camera. this is ultrazoom.
3. when dpreview.com reviews any of these bridge cameras, they should compare tele-zoom sharpness too, just like they dont stop with iso-100 there should be 25mm,100mm and 600mm. ideal would be some applet like the one in lens review comparison.
1. This is an ultra zoom camera; not a bridge camera as dpreview.com writes. a bridge camera should be in the lines of fz-20/30/50 or finepix f100fs/ HS30EXR. 2. there is no focus ring, there is just 30% chance of manual focussing correctly especially if you use macro lenses. so this is not bridge camera. this is ultrazoom. when mentioning 'manual focus - yes', it must be pointed out that, it is not actually what it should be.3. when dpreview.com reviews any of these bridge cameras, they should compare tele-zoom sharpness too, not just basic lens power at one zoom point. Like how they cameras behaved when zoomed and center focussed to some specific point in test-setup. ideal would be some applet like the one in lens review comparison.
the price $699 is acceptable, since 'two year contract agreement plans' are at least $300 - $600 more than no-contract plans.
Babya: I do miss not having the manual zoom/focus rings on the FZ200 like the FZ50 has.
extending lens construction rules out this choice?
the lens system is purely depending on projecting the lens out, and extending further and contracting back. Does this rule out a manual ring type focus and zoom?
Ben O Connor: sounds a good package. I also wish to see its "bigger sensor" competitor fujifilm XS-1 in dpreview.com
Its rather interesting, very much like a DSLR smalller sensor fixed 30x zoom. And bigger sonsor than these super-zoom guys. with a huge price tag on it , that let all consider a DSLR instead !!
Fuji spoils everything in the name of 'rearranging color array' bringing crude, unnatural output. Panny is beating the bush with 2.8 F, 1/2.3", which won't be as good bokeh or as sharp as a 5.6F 2/3 ".
Thakur Dalip Singh: Great Achivement by Panasonic for F2.8 at 600mm. I wonder why not manual zoom ring? Electronic zoom ring is not liked by serious photographers, it is not precise, not quick.
I don't know what is a 'electronic zoom ring'. Focus ring is much more useful than zoom ring. It was very difficult to focus with a macro add on, with fz150's focus dial.
Stephen McDonald: I'd like to know just what "engineering feat" Panasonic performed to make it possible to have F2.8 at 600mm. For many of my longrange shots, I wouldn't want an even more shallow DOF at 600mm. I'd have to manually stop-down the aperture, slowing the shooting process. If the aperture stayed wide in video mode at high zoom points and couldn't be manually controled, that would be bad. For many sports and wildlife videos, I'd want maximum DOF.
No, 2.8 f is good as wild life shots will be subjects isolated. But I guess this FZ200 will need to be stepped down anyway, to be sharp at tele end.