FZ70 or Fuji HS50?

Started Oct 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
Henry Falkner
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Looking for FZ70 postings also

My existing bridge camera is a 20x zoom 10MP Olympus SP-570UZ, relegated as a historical curiosity because of its use of xD memory cards.

Besides, my 24x zoom 16MP Olympus SZ-30MR outclasses the SP-570UZ with its dynamic range, colour saturation, better super macro, range of distances over which it will focus... I could go on.

The FZ200 has the same 24x zoom range, and only 12MP (yes, it does matter) in a heavier and bigger package. All of this to me is a disincentive. Only a pocket P&S always comes with me regardless of what chores I am asked to do.

For the reasons above, for a bridge camera which is much bigger and heavier than my pocket P&S, I need to justify the purchase with a MUCH wider zoom range. For birds singing in the distance, that the sound focusses with the lens would be a boon.

Are the FZ70 owners keeping quiet because the FZ200 guys shout them down here?


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