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Old Feb 12, 2010, 2:57 PM   #51
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I often read incorrect posts on various forums about the Panasonic Extended Optical Zoom (as it is often refered to in the USA)
or Extra Optical Zoom (as it is refered to in Europe). Both however are known as EZ Zoom. There appears to be quite a bit of
confusion by some, mistakenly believing this technology to be nothing more than the Digital Zoom. I think this article puts it
into perspective:

http://www.digicamhelp.com/camera-fe.../extended-zoom

At the end of the day, a Digital Zoom will always lead to image deterioration, whilst the EZ Zoom does not (See per page 53 of the manual).
Panasonic clearly states that the EZ Zoom does not cause image deterioration, unlike the Digital Zoom that does!
(Of course the only caveat being the requirement of the user to use less than 12 MP).
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 6:35 PM   #52
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So what does Panasonic FZ35 / 38 have a DZ or EZ?
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Old Feb 12, 2010, 8:24 PM   #53
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Hi Sara, very nice colours, is that a panorama or a crop?
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Old Feb 13, 2010, 1:13 AM   #54
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So what does Panasonic FZ35 / 38 have a DZ or EZ?
The FZ38/35 has both. Probably best advised to disable the DZ though
Your EZ should automatically engage if you set your resolution to less than 12MP.
(By default I have my FZ38 set to 8MP which gives me approx 22X)
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Old Feb 13, 2010, 4:39 AM   #55
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Thank you everyone for their input regarfding digital zoom.

I set my camera to 6MP and I can zoom to 22x.

Yes, Hards80 I agree, I can always crop the photo instead of going into digital zoom.

Thank you Sarah for the welcome.
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Old Feb 13, 2010, 11:18 AM   #56
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emmanuel-

That was a crop.

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Old Mar 1, 2010, 5:42 AM   #57
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Hello people, I have a question regarding video with the FZ35.tried palying video using Windows Media Player 10, the picture is godd and fluid but no sound ! Use VLC player, sound is there but picture jerky and eventually freezes and then move on, but sound continues as if it had never stopped ... can anyone tell me what player I should use ? If I want to burn this to DVD will this be playable on any DVD player ? Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Old Mar 1, 2010, 6:52 AM   #58
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fhui, Hi. If you are using Windows 7, you are in luck because that new version is
fully compatible with AVCHD. If not you are probably going to need to
download a decent codec. Suggest this - It's free:
http://www.free-codecs.com/K_Lite_Me...k_download.htm
Also suggest a decent player. Suggest this ...... its free too:
http://www.gomlab.com/eng/GMP_download.html
As for playing on a DVD player..... NO ... you need to burn to a DVD, but then need
to play it on a Blueray player that is AVCHD compatible.
(The provided PhotoFunStudio will easily write the AVCHD files to DVD disk).
If not, you can also use Windows Video Maker and convert it to a Microsoft Movie
format and view it that way.
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Hi there, Folks-

My FZ-35 arrived yesterday and I must tell you that I am pleased with the camera.

Sarah Joyce

Hello Sarah! Congrats on the camera. I have just heard and seen so many neat things abut the FZ-35. Looking forward to seeing some photos from you. I am sure you will enjoy the camera a lot.

Do take care, and all the best.

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Ned-

This sample dates back to my FZ-18 days in 2007. It was an exercise I had my Photoshop Elements class do. The object here is to get a highly desirable blurred background. Tat is something that P+S cameras have hard time in accomplishing.

However it is fairly easy to do by using the "Smudging" tool with Photoshop Elements.It is a good example and I still use it in my Photo Editing course that I teach.

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