**Celebrating ‘Pinhead’ Sensor Bridge Cameras**

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saudidave Senior Member • Posts: 2,488
Re: Panasonic DMC-FZ40

digitcallous wrote:

DUBTEMPLE wrote:

While I found FZ70 useless, FZ200 will be maybe my best friend ever, in darkness also

Small size, F 2.8 full range, superb stabilisation, and sensor not over-pixelated,.. did it

Foremost I could avoid flash, even indoor, lots of evening-shots, blue-hour, and so on

It's about worn out now, but I consider replacing with a FZ300, despite I own FZ1000

(partly becourse I got the Nikon teleconverters also to be re-used)

So for me FZ200 became the low-light miracle to deliver IRL despite I got DSLR/primes

About a year ago I acquired a Sony RX100VII. It does perform better in low lights, but the compact size has other limitations like reach. With Covid I really haven't used this camera enough to have a firm opinion about it yet.

I had the RX100Vi when I was disgruntled with the early failure of a Panasonic ZS/TZ200. The only real difference in the Vi & the Vii is that the Vii is more videocentric. I found that the Sony version of intelligent / extended zoom, call it what you will, produced excellent images and gave a useable range up to effectively 400mm in 35mm terms. I was just frustrated by the small size that I found uncomfortable to hold and the lack of touchscreen interface, that is pathetic in 2021.

Dave

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