FZ70 Announced. Is This Just Another Frankencamera?

Started Jul 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
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SHood Veteran Member • Posts: 4,644
Very soft at the long end @ f5.9

g44 wrote:

Samples of pre-production cameras:

http://www.optyczne.pl/6013-nowo%C5%9B%C4%87-Panasonic_Lumix_DMC-FZ70_-_przyk%C5%82adowe_zdj%C4%99cia.html (at 215mm hot air degrading quality)

http://www.optyczne.pl/6014-nowo%C5%9B%C4%87-Panasonic_Lumix_DMC-XS3_-_przyk%C5%82adowe_zdj%C4%99cia.html

When comparing the long end images at f5.8 and f8 you can seen that f8 is noticeably sharper even though it is well past diffraction and soft in and of itself.  I suspect that you could crop the long end of the FZ200 @ F4 and you would have an equal or better image than the long end of the FZ70 @ F5.9.  Marketing wins again.

 SHood's gear list:SHood's gear list
Sony RX100 Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 Panasonic Lumix G Vario 100-300mm F4-5.6 OIS Olympus M.Zuiko 300mm F4 IS Pro
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