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Old Oct 22, 2006, 1:44 AM   #1
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Sure, 12x would be great, but can these lens perform just as well as a shorter (3x) lens typically seen on a more compact P&S? At it's widest angle, will the 12x P&S produce the same quality image as the 3x would at it's widest angle? Will the 12x produce as 'bright', 'sharp', andsimiliar distortion levelof a picture as the 3x?
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Old Oct 22, 2006, 5:22 AM   #2
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It depends on the individual cameras. Some 12x zoom cameras will have much better lenses than some 3x zoom cameras, and vice versa.
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Old Oct 22, 2006, 6:58 AM   #3
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yeah, i have a kodak p850 an 12x ultrazoom. Some images are a bit shoddy at the top zoom range and at the widest angle on the cmaera. This is one of the chaepest ultrazooms on the market and for its purpose its fine for me, it does the job. (although 5 megapixels is a bit lacklustre). If you invest in something like a Panasonic DMC-FZ30 which is one of the high end ultra zooms it'll beat a 3x zoom lens in all areas of the field.
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Old Oct 22, 2006, 7:37 AM   #4
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invest in something like a Panasonic DMC-FZ30 which is one of the high end ultra zooms it'll beat a 3x zoom lens in all areas of the field.
I have seen reviews even on the high end ultra zooms panasonic included, that say the pictures are a bit grainy.
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Old Oct 23, 2006, 11:13 PM   #5
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Sure, 12x would be great, but can these lens perform just as well as a shorter (3x) lens typically seen on a more compact P&S? At it's widest angle, will the 12x P&S produce the same quality image as the 3x would at it's widest angle? Will the 12x produce as 'bright', 'sharp', andsimiliar distortion levelof a picture as the 3x?
Sure, 12x would be great, but can these lens perform just as well as a shorter (3x) lens typically seen on a more compact P&S? At it's widest angle, will the 12x P&S produce the same quality image as the 3x would at it's widest angle? Will the 12x produce as 'bright', 'sharp', andsimiliar distortion levelof a picture as the 3x?

I own two "ultra zooms" both Panasonic: DMC-FZ20 & the DMC-FZ30. The FZ20 is a Leica lensed (And yes, Leica says they both are Leica lenses), 36-432mm Image Stabilized, f/2.8 throughout out the entire zoom range camera.

The FZ30 is a 35-420mm Image Stabilized Leica lens.
Rather than talk, here is a wall sconce, 27 feet away & lit by the on-board FZ20 TTL flash:
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Old Oct 23, 2006, 11:15 PM   #6
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Sure, 12x would be great, but can these lens perform just as well as a shorter (3x) lens typically seen on a more compact P&S? At it's widest angle, will the 12x P&S produce the same quality image as the 3x would at it's widest angle? Will the 12x produce as 'bright', 'sharp', andsimiliar distortion levelof a picture as the 3x?
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Sure, 12x would be great, but can these lens perform just as well as a shorter (3x) lens typically seen on a more compact P&S? At it's widest angle, will the 12x P&S produce the same quality image as the 3x would at it's widest angle? Will the 12x produce as 'bright', 'sharp', andsimiliar distortion levelof a picture as the 3x?

I own two "ultra zooms" both Panasonic: DMC-FZ20 & the DMC-FZ30. The FZ20 is a Leica lensed (And yes, Leica says they both are Leica lenses), 36-432mm Image Stabilized, f/2.8 throughout out the entire zoom range camera.

The FZ30 is a 35-420mm Image Stabilized Leica lens.
Rather than talk, here is a wall sconce, 27 feet away & lit by the on-board FZ20 TTL flash:
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Sure, 12x would be great, but can these lens perform just as well as a shorter (3x) lens typically seen on a more compact P&S? At it's widest angle, will the 12x P&S produce the same quality image as the 3x would at it's widest angle? Will the 12x produce as 'bright', 'sharp', andsimiliar distortion levelof a picture as the 3x?
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Sure, 12x would be great, but can these lens perform just as well as a shorter (3x) lens typically seen on a more compact P&S? At it's widest angle, will the 12x P&S produce the same quality image as the 3x would at it's widest angle? Will the 12x produce as 'bright', 'sharp', andsimiliar distortion levelof a picture as the 3x?

I own two "ultra zooms" both Panasonic: DMC-FZ20 & the DMC-FZ30. The FZ20 is a Leica lensed (And yes, Leica says they both are Leica lenses), 36-432mm Image Stabilized, f/2.8 throughout out the entire zoom range camera.

The FZ30 is a 35-420mm Image Stabilized Leica lens.
Rather than talk, here is a wall sconce, 27 feet away & lit by the on-board FZ20 TTL flash:
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Next, you'll see a shot of the Brooklyn Bridge, shot from Brooklyn Bridge Park, the camera position even with the Brooklyn Tower, the Manhattan tower about 2700 feet away1 The zoom was 295.2mm-35mm equivalent. You can count the individual cables in this shot!
So no matter what anyone tells you about ultra-zooms, Panasonics at least, tell them you know better and give them a head-shaking "tsk-tsk" for good measure.
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