FZ70 Announced. Is This Just Another Frankencamera?

Started Jul 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
MarioV Veteran Member • Posts: 6,772
Re: Missed Opportunity ? 20mm - no thanks

AdamT wrote:

I think they`ve missed the opportunity to break ground with the zoom end - WHY have they tried 20mm at the wide ?, 24mm is distorted and software corrected too much in these cameras to begin with , 20mm is more for specialist shooting and lets face it, these kind of cams are telephoto end of the Zoom oriented designs ........

I`d have made it a very safe 28mm at the wide (less CA, distortion and better edges) and gone for a crazy groundbreaking 1680mm long end to really kick butt for Birding and plane spotting (Heck Astrophotography too) - the more popular 24mm option would have given 1440mm of zoom power even ...... OK I know a few here are arging against even 1200mm but the SX50 can be easily handheld at 1200mm with its top notch IS but even slower lens (40th sec is what I managed in Winter when I had one)

but to waste the zoom ratio on the 20-24mm range is IMO a poor move. even those who have DSLR and mirrorless lenses which cover those FOVs generally use them the least compared to the standard zoom and unless the cam has a default of resting and Initializing at 24mm (and even a Pause before it goes wider) , the 20mm wide end will become more of a pain than of use ......

Just mu Opinion of course

Totally agree.

24 - 1440, 25 - 1500 or even 28 - 1680.  Give it a nice EVF and 1080p60 video.  I might have jumped on board.

I think they've dumbed it down for a quick cheap sale.  Most buyers only see the big numbers.

I'm still waiting for someone to come up with a 1/1.7" super zoom.  Maybe even a 1" sensor zoom.

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