Each to their own, I guess.
maybe a marketing 'thing' in huge pops???? Who knows!!!! Afterall money YELLS ;)
rhlpetrus: I compared it to the new Nikon 7700. What's the problem with the Panny? Both JPEGs or Raws, the detail is missing, the noise is higher. The IQ of this camera is really horrible, unless DPR did something wrong with it. Or maybe the sensor here is much smaller, is that correct?
Barney, is this IQ really worth of an 80% score, even for a compact camera?
rhlpetrus, it's a good bridge camera overall but unfortunately Pana's dropped the ball big time regarding the "new" sensor that's all, it's a noise machine even at ISO 200/good light, one has to find the way around it to minimize this issue and try to get an... ok pic. So yes, IQ suffers!!!It seems to have a lot of copy variation too, some folks post good pics but the majority can not replicate those results with same cond/settings. Go figure :)
PLShutterbug: Good review and validates my own experience. We bought the Nikon P510 early in the summer about a week before the FZ200 was announced, and used it until early September. Glad Costco has a great return policy. As a lifelong Nikon user I am very pleased with what Panasonic has done with this camera:- the 1.2MPxl OVF should have had more prominent mention in this review. It is SO MUCH SHARPER than any other OVF I've seen.- The diopter correction in this camera is far superior to the P510's. Nice, crisp images in the EVF were one of my first impressions.- The constant F2.8 lens really helps with any telephoto situation.- I like Panasonic's implementation of the left-side manual focus lever much better than Nikon's (where you must set the camera to MF every time you want to use the lever). Unfortunately MF with any of this class of camera is not well advanced - I'm constantly focusing past the sharp point.- The RAW support is great.We have been very pleased with the camera overall.
@ Shutterbug, just curiou here, don't read me wrong pls. Now that the Canon SX50 is out and overall has better IQ than the FZ200 (at least at noise level), are you planning on bringing/exchanging it at Costco too? This is a "good way" to keep really updated, ain't it? Afterall there's a new cam at the block in every new... "season". Hum???
g7star: Thank you for the review. Now, will you have SX50 review sometime soon? I see SX50 in the studio comparison list.
PS: I own a FZ200 :)
looking bad, everything at this pic is looking really bad ;)
Looking good for 3200iso :)
Appleford: Fascinating reading the nostalgic comments about film OMs. I remember mine differently. My OM1 was brilliant despite the silly PC socket, but my OM 4 could use three sets of batteries in a day's shooting. The 2SP was little better. Olympus wouldn't accept there was a fault. I bought batteries in packets of 10. Some lenses they promised for the system were never delivered. They marketed the OM system as a professional product but never developed it accordingly. It didn't keep up with the Nikons and Canons. Then they stopped the system. I probably lost £thousands on changing over. Olympus went into APS & (unreliable) Compact 35mms, and stopped making them abruptly as well. Now look at how they've treated the 4/3rds users faced with buying adaptors or selling up. Witness the corporate turmoil Olympus is in. I wouldn't buy anything they sell based on how they've treated their customers in the past and that they probably won't exist in their current format soon. Still want an OM-D E-M5?
Yes my friend but /fanboyism/ is like a virus, hard to cure ;)
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