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Old Sep 23, 2003, 7:14 AM   #11
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I collect my Fz-2 last Saturday in germany ( top-foto.de )
Price : 375 Euro + taxes = 434.90

I want to make sport pictures for the web.
Live in belgium
First test next we at Francorchamps
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Old Sep 23, 2003, 7:38 AM   #12
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Still waiting to see it in the UK If anyone knows anywhere in the UK.. absoloutly anywhere I can go buy it today then I will...
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Old Sep 23, 2003, 7:41 AM   #13
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In reading through these comments, there seems to be some ideas that the FZ1's can be converted to FZ2's. Not so
I'm just learning more of the specific design differences, but suffice to say it's not a change than can be done through firmware.
I'll ba happy to answer any questions you may have.
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I think that the new features of the FZ2 are overly simple for a superior model, although I must to say that the modications are the expected for all the FZ1 users.
Is possible that the maker is not interested in a firmware update?
May be a strategy from the enterprise.
What will happened with the userīs of the FZ1... next year for example.. if the FZ1 is retreat from the market???

Excuse my English, but itīs not my native language...


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Old Sep 23, 2003, 7:42 AM   #14
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In reading through these comments, there seems to be some ideas that the FZ1's can be converted to FZ2's. Not so
I'm just learning more of the specific design differences, but suffice to say it's not a change than can be done through firmware.
I'll ba happy to answer any questions you may have.
BK
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I think that the new features of the FZ2 are overly simple for a superior model, although I must to say that the modications are the expected for all the FZ1 users.
Is possible that the maker is not interested in a firmware update?
May be a strategy from the enterprise.
What will happened with the userīs of the FZ1... next year for example.. if the FZ1 is retreated from the market???

Excuse my English, but itīs not my native language...


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Old Sep 23, 2003, 7:43 AM   #15
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The FZ1 is already listed as "Discontinued" in most UK stores

Excuse my English. I am english and it is my language and I still havent mastered it
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Old Sep 23, 2003, 2:02 PM   #16
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The baby



Physical change :




I find the question of the firmware change not so stupid !
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Old Sep 23, 2003, 10:28 PM   #17
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As we don't have any immediate plans to release it in the U.S., I don't have the detailed info I have for our other cameras. Externally the FZ2 offers aperture & shutter priority. Internally there are some design differences that makes converting an FZ1 to an FZ2 impossible.

If you buy a 2003 automobile from Ford, do they offer a conversion kit to update it to a 2004? Of course not, so firmware updates are not intended to add features. In the intended sense, a firmware upgrade is intended to correct or improve an existing feature of the camera.

Occasionally, manufacturers do add features via firmware updates, but this is more often the exception than the norm.

Yours was not a stupid question... the only stupid questions are those we don't ask!

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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Old Sep 23, 2003, 11:37 PM   #18
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Nathcoo,

As you have the camera, can you tell me what shutter speeds are available using shutter priority (is it up to 8 seconds?)?

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Old Sep 24, 2003, 12:56 AM   #19
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S mode 1/2000 to 8 sec


Strange to have the camera in europe before the US market !


Sorry Mr Panasonic but it Look like they just change the name and the sofware...

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Old Sep 24, 2003, 2:56 AM   #20
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Externally the FZ2 offers aperture & shutter priority. Internally there are some design differences that makes converting an FZ1 to an FZ2 impossible.
What are the differences inside?
Of course not, so firmware updates are not intended to add features.
Can you explain, why nikon add RAW format to model 5000? It was a mistake?
Why this feature absent in FZ1. Is FZ2 really new model? I haven't know such example from other manufacture. As a rull new model get new optic, matrix. But not just new manual feature, that was forgot to add at the begining. It is very strange I think.[/b]
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