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Old Jul 17, 2010, 2:35 PM   #21
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Do you free angle means articulated??
LCD Monitor 3.0" Free-Angle TFT Screen LCD Display (460K dots), AR Coating
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Someone said that the term "free angle" was used in the description of another Panasonic that did, in fact, have a fully articulated LCD. I don't know. I've never found a use for the articulated LCDs but I can understand where others would love it.

It could also be one of those up and down thingys like they use on Sony and Nikon superzooms.

I find the wide viewing angle on the FZ35 to be all I really need.

Edit: I just checked the specs on the FZ40 and it mentions wide viewing angle but not "free angle".

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Old Jul 17, 2010, 2:40 PM   #22
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It's described differently from the FZ40.


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I'd be real tempted if it has an articulating LCD.
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 2:45 PM   #23
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Answered my own question - the FZ50 LCD is described as a "free angle".

While the FZ28 is described as - TFT LCD Display (230K dots)
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 3:00 PM   #24
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Whilst this release detail is all still conjecture, the Panasonic MOS
sensor was developed specifically for their video cams?
If true, the camera will have outstanding full HD video capability,
but its use in still photography is questionable.
I think that the Panasonic MOS sensor may well battle to deliver CCD type
performance and probably the reason that the new G series cameras uses a
CMOS sensor that I understand is not from Panasonic?
Interesting times indeed!
I know zilch about the technicalities of sensors. I'm certainly hoping that the FZ100 delivers the same IQ as my FZ35. Frankly, I will be very surprised if it's not a GREAT camera. The Canon SX1 was sort of a bust and I'm sure Panasonic went to school on that program.
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 4:21 PM   #25
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I'm certainly hoping that the FZ100 delivers the same IQ as my FZ35.
Yes, I sure hope that the next generation of FZ can deliver to the same if not
better standards of the FZ38/35.
Sorry if I was being hooked on the technical issues..... but
my "issue" with the sensor is because when the G2 & G10 were announced,
Panasonic documentation listed that it would use a MOS sensor.... but since
then, [if one reads the most recent 3rd party reports (including the
DPREVIEW data schedule) it lists both cameras as using CMOS and not MOS].
Did Panasonic run into issues and switch to CMOS with the G series or have
sites like DPReview got it wrong???
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Old Jul 17, 2010, 7:13 PM   #26
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In my opinion ( the opinion of a newbie) the only real question is will the FZ100 deliver superior image quality to what we have now with the FZ35.

If the image quality is not superior, then, really whats the point to the "upgrade"? I wont miss any of the other changes to the camera that I dont have now.

If the image quality is the same as FZ35, (and Im very happy with that) then there is no real reason for me to buy the camera.
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that the FZ100 has reverted to auto zoom. I think more skilled photographers will bemoan the loss of the wonderful manual internal zoom lens of the FZ50, however, it may be that auto zoom is the way to go when the long end gets stretched as far as it has on the FZ100. The automatic external zooms on the FZ10, FZ20, and FZ30 certainly didn't seem to hurt sales any. Btw, the FZ100, while heavier than the FZ35, will be lighter than the FZ50.

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The FZ100 looks like it incorporates almost everything I wanted in a new FZ. It has the great burst speed for 15 frames, full HD video, and a few other tweaks. I hope it stacks the burst shots like the other cameras with this feature do.

The LCD is larger and looks to be improved. Articulated or not, it'll work for me. The "intelligent zoom" (whatever that is?) at 32X is certainly all I'll ever need.

I like the in camera video dividing. I wish they had included in camera panorama, but that's a minor thing and certainly not a deal killer.

The weight went up to 19 oz but that's still pretty handy and a good trade off for the extra features.

It looks to me like Panasonic will remain on top of the superzoom field.

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If the FZ100 has a CMOS sensor, I will just keep my FZ35. My FZ35 has a CCD sensor and the still image quality is fantastic. Yes, I know that the CMOS type sensors take far superior movies, much better than a CCD sensor can but at a loss of still image quality. I did not buy my FZ35 for movies. I will not sacrifice still image quality for better movies.
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