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Old Oct 28, 2003, 3:31 PM   #1
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Default Hey Panasonic Bob: A/D Conversion rating for the FZ-10?

What is the Analog/Digital Conversion rating for the FZ-10?


I am thinking of replacing my Sony DSC S85 with the FZ-10 and wonder if it will perform as well -- especially in Dynaminc Range.

Sony rates the S-85 at 14 - bit DXP. I am unsure what "DXP" means.

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Old Oct 29, 2003, 8:42 AM   #2
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Honestly, I have no answer on this right now.
This would not be a topic that's included in the O.I. and it's not even mentioned in the service manual. I'd think thatthis would be more relavent in the design stages of which I am not associated with. I'm very sorry, but this is one that I can't answer simply because I don't know.
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 9:03 AM   #3
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Default Thank you anyway - Still looking forward to the FZ-10

I realize Dynamic Range is a combination of lens and sensor performance.

Thank you for all your wonderful information throughout the forums.

I am still looking forward to buying the FZ-10 and have recruited about six other people with their credit cards at the ready.

Anxious in Ohio,

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Old Oct 29, 2003, 3:58 PM   #4
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What is the Analog/Digital Conversion rating for the FZ-10?

I've been looking through several info sources I have on the camera, and I don't see any mention of A-D conversion rating. Exactly what parameter are you questioning? What aspect of the A-D conversion? I'm thinking that we simply are using different terminology.
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Sony rates theirs at 14bit A/D i believe on their most recent cameras. So i also am curious on that one.
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 5:36 PM   #6
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Default Looking For Dynamic Range via A/D bit rating

I am not an expert at this but I believe I am trying to rate the Dynamic Range performance of the FZ-10. My understanding is this the measure of how much brightness to light the sensor will distinguish between before it either shows 'total black' or 'total white-out.'

I also looked for the rating of this Dynamic Range performence on dpreview but it did not list it for any Panasonic 4mp sensor.

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Old Oct 29, 2003, 7:46 PM   #7
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I've been looking through several info sources I have on the camera, and I don't see any mention of A-D conversion rating. Exactly what parameter are you questioning? What aspect of the A-D conversion? I'm thinking that we simply are using different terminology.
I believe he's referring to the resolution of the A/D converter (in bits)
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Old Oct 29, 2003, 8:04 PM   #8
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Hey Rob - I'm not smart enought to answer your Q, but I'm a DSC S75 shooter who's anxious to replace it with the FZ-10. As wonderful as this Sony is, you'd think I be loyal and get another Sony - eh.eh - not with the parade of Panasonic features I'm expecting from Panasonic in November!

...could have used it today.

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Old Oct 30, 2003, 8:15 AM   #9
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Being in about the same situation (having an S85 and wanting the FZ-10) I am strongly considering keeping the Sony (Hey, it is paid for) as the "Car Camera" and adding the FZ-10. The combination of the Sony sensor and Carl Zeiss (not sure EXACTLY what that means) lens really does some amazing things.
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