seeking some advice regarding a purchase

Started Sep 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
OP Blackburn11 Regular Member • Posts: 100
Re: again: please do read my post ;-)

I have and intend to keep an hx9v Sony around. It takes great video, but I would like better image quality. But I will have it for video and times when I just want a pocket camera.

Especially at longer focal lengths it gives images that aren't very sharp. Maybe it's me.

The fz200 is a camera that can shoot raw, has low aperture across the zoom, and isn't too bad in low light. So it is appealing. And great video!

Let me ask this. If I look at a 100% crop of a raw image taken with a k-30 w/18-135 lens at 135mm (at say 400 iso) and a 100% crop of a raw image taken at an equivalent focal length at 400 iso with the fz200, am I going to notice a significant difference? In sharpness, resolution, dr, ... Or just overall IQ?

Wish I could just have each system for a week to play with (and a m4/3). To see what the differences really are.

Again, thank you for all your input. It really isi helping me sort through this. Though I do realize its a personal preference and therefore really just something I need to decide on.

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