Reviews, hands-on, samples of HS50 Part V

Started Mar 15, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP jcmarfilph Veteran Member • Posts: 7,592
Re: Reviews, hands-on, samples of HS50 Part V

Midwest wrote:

painterdude wrote:

I think the arguments over which is the best pinhead superzoomer is like arguing which chicken with its head cut off performs most like a live chiucken. All of the small sensor cams are seriously handicaped . After 400 ISO ..bad things happen to them all. In lowered light ..more stuff starts happening ---with them all from what I have seen..(though pp can often do wonders)

But that is where Panny (and I am not a Panny superzoom owner) has made a big stride ahead with a constant f/2.8 lens on the FZ200. At any zoom length with a 1 to 2 stop advantage in lens speed, it will let you shoot at ISO 200 instead of 800 or 400 instead of 1600, significantly mitigating the shortcomings of a small sensor across a wide range of photographs.

The constant 2.8 lens was a brilliant stroke by Panny IMO, something that will truly pay off in real world results much more than another mega mega X zoom.

What real world results? Shooting a bird on a feeder because the zoom is slow? Who shoots a bird for gallery at dusk or dawn using pinhead superzoom? Shooting a static subject or a landscape? You can only brag about it if you are shooting a far moving subject in a very low light scene. But I must admit that one real advantage of FZ200 over any superzoom (except SX with CHKDSK or Oly SP-590(?)) is to do long exposure at 60sec at f/2.8 at 600mm.

The rest (except smoother video zooming) favors HS50. IQ and sharpness are similar.

-=[ Joms ]=-

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