Canon have lost me . . .

Started Sep 19, 2008 | Discussions thread
RRRick Regular Member • Posts: 209
Re: Canon have lost me . . .

Several reasons I chose the Panasonic FZ28 model:

  • it's available now & user comments are generally good

  • trials showed that the image quality was very good at ISO400 and useable at 800

  • the lens! - user comments of excellent quality, low distortion, fringing & CA

  • the lens! - faster at the long end than the new Canons

  • the size and weight (lighter and smaller than the new Canons)

  • good quality LCD (I don't care about having a 'fold out' style)

  • the user interface is quite good and friendly

  • SDHC memory cards (vs Olympus and Fuji offerings - matches Canon offering)

  • good results on the automatic exposure / ISO functions

  • the pictures speak for themselves

So far, I'm liking it's operation and functionality. I would have preferred AA batteries and an industry standard RAW format (I only use the jpeg) and a lower maximum pixel count - but those were my compromises.

So far, my only gripes are the need to remove the lens cap prior to power up and a somewhat slow shutter / flash response time (compared to a DSLR).

The unclear availability of the SX1IS in North America by Canon also left a 'bad taste' in my mouth.

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