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Overall score includes:
Image quality (50%): Unless otherwise stated the cameras are set to full automatic function – including exposure, white balance and focus – with maximum resolution and image quality setting in JPEG.
Ease of use (30%): An evaluation of the manual, viewfinder, monitor, data transfer, shutter delay, inserting/removing memory, changing settings, controls and batteries.
Screen (10%): A rating of image quality of the screen, and the difference between the height and width displayed and what is recorded on the final image.
Video quality (10%): A rating of the quality of short video clips.
Flash (0%): A rating of the strength and evenness of the flash lighting at different distances. Does not add to overall score.
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30 Apr 2016, David & Rosie H.
Product use: 3 - 6 months
Where else can you get a lens that delivers f2.8 over the full range from 24mm to 600mm for under $1000?
Excellent battery life.
Reasonable file sizes (how many make prints larger than A3 size to justify larger image files?) with very good image quality.
Allows photographer to take control and improve image quality (good manual focus, RAW images, aperture and shutter speed selection)
Good incremental improvements over older FZ200 (better low light sensitivity, manual focus, improved dust and shower protection, viewfinder)
Good quality video including 4K
Small sensor means that low light photography is more difficult than with a large sensor camera - although the f 2.8 lens goes a long way to compensate.
One probably needs to read and re-read the large manual (supplied as PDF file) to get the best out of the camera, although many would be happy with what is achieved with the auto settings.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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