FZ200 as a birding camera - my moment of truth

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DaveyB Contributing Member • Posts: 986
FZ200 as a birding camera - my moment of truth

I've just come back from leading a birding trip to the Gambia for eight people.  I've been mulling for a while over whether to ditch my DSLR and take the FZ200.  I don't need ultimate quality, just need to be able to illustrate the trip report with some reasonable images and post some to my Facebook page.  I also don't have either the photographic skills or the pp'ing skills of many people on this site, as birding is the main focus - so, just jpegs, with often heavy crops, using izoom and often in harsh, contrasty light.  I know these won't stand up to any pixel peeping but I think I've found the best tool currently available for my personal needs!

A Whimbrel, one of the commonest wintering waders in the Gambia

An Osprey, again a common wintering bird

An immature African Fish Eagle

Grey Woodpecker on a mangrove stump

Blue-bellied Roller

Wire-tailed Swallow

Hooded Vulture

Pearl-spotted Owlet

Squacco Heron


Little Bee-eater

Bronze-winged Courser - a good bird to find !!

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LX3, FZ10, FZ200 and Nikon D80 + 18-200VR + 70-300VR

 DaveyB's gear list:DaveyB's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 Panasonic FZ1000 Nikon 1 V1 Nikon 1 V2 Panasonic G85 +4 more
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200
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