I used to own an FZ50

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Dak on cam
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Re: I used to own an FZ50

toomanycanons wrote:

What I remember was it had a lens that was manually zoomed, like a DSLR telephoto. The problem was that it started at 35mm. I loved its output but I was just starting out with photography and sold it after a year. And this was a long time ago. I think my next Panasonic was an FZ18 then a ZS3.

FZ50 is probably the last manually linked zoom compact from Panasonic.

Does the FZ1000 have the same type of telephoto action or is it switch-operated? I've been asking here about the ZS3 and future iterations but now I'm thinking that I should focus on the 1" sensor cameras.

You can use the ring around the FZ1000 for zooming or focusing electrically but it has a bad rep (you'll find some Graham Houghton video demonstrating it I think).

FZ2000 or FZ1000mk2 are said to be much better in that regard.

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