New FZ1000!

Started Aug 2, 2014 | Discussions thread
John Miles
John Miles Veteran Member • Posts: 6,916
Re: New FZ1000!

Yes but beware expecting an 8Mb photo to look good on an 8Mb screen. There are all sorts of transfer issues, from captured image to screen if the image is not either bang on 8Mb or substantially bigger - 20Mb. The 8Mb 3x2 aspect ration images of the FZ50 would not be enough to view reasonably on a 4k TV, if experience at 1080 is anything to go by.

For instance, the LX2 has a native 16:9 sensor at 4224 x 2376, which shows as blurry pixel interpolation patches in a pattern across my Samsung HD TV screen. However lower its resolution to 3840 x 2160 in camera, and it proves to be both 4K and scalable by a round number of 2 to get to the 1080 screen. Pixel interpolation is therefore simplified so the TV processes and displays a sharper image from a smaller original.

Weird Huh!

PC video cards are much better. It's the TV screens that you need to check out.

PS. The LX2 shows how far ahead of the curve Panasonic were. Only the camera was reviewed exclusively in 4:3 mode by the dinosaurs on the review sites, because 16:9 didn't fit their test rigs. The sensor was getting on toward a 2/3" sensor cropped to 16:9. And they dropped it because everyone checked it out in 4:3 mode. Oh for the love of .............

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The FZ50: DSLR handling of a bright, non-extending Leica 35-420mm F2.8-3.7 lens. Thank you Mr Ichiro Kitao, Mr Michiharu Uematsu and Mr Yoshiyuki Inoue for having triggered the update to the FZ50.
FZ50 is still great though: . Performace diagram here:

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