FZ200 or T4i or stay with my fz100?

Started Nov 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
windmillgolfer Forum Pro • Posts: 14,024
Re: FZ200 or T4i or stay with my fz100?

Wonderful and creative set Danny. Your composition and PP are excellent.  I had the FZ100, very poor IQ in terms of noise and blur due to low shutter speeds at ISO100. So, I sold it and got dSLR - now have 600D (via 30D & 500D, with zooms covering 10mm to 250mm (all need to be x 1.6 for effective focal length)) but it doesn't get used much - mostly with 18-135mm to reduce lens swapping (a real pain). I recently got FZ150 to go with existing LX5 (for travel) and both are used a lot.

I'd go for FZ200, much cheaper in the long run, handier and with superb lens and now all at F2.8. Just look at the potential cost of lenses to match even half of the range of the FZ200 at any where near the f2.8 ($10,000s) and in reality many $1,000 at f3.5/4 max. An alternative, for now, would be to add LX5/LX7, Fuji X10 or Canon S110 for pocketable, high quality and pocket camera with full control. The X10 is unique and offers many possibilities.  The S110 is simply tiny.  The LX5 is at bargain prices right now ( I have 2 ).  The FZ250 might be even better and address the minor noise/in camera processing weaknesses. And if it isn't, next yera you coudl still getteh FZ200 when it will be cheaper.  woudl be to Good Luck. Stuart

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