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Old Aug 6, 2010, 11:24 PM   #1
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Default FZ100 studio samples on DP Review

DP Review has posted samples from what is supposed to be a production model FZ100. I certainly hope they are an aberration because they are horrible. I was planning to replace my HS10 with the FZ100, but I will be going back to the FZ50 if the DP Review pics prove to be an accurate preview of the FZ100's image quality. Take a look. Absolutely appalling.
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Old Aug 7, 2010, 1:01 AM   #2
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I would hold off on any of the samples of "production samples." Think you will get more accurate samples the closer to photokina at the end of sept. I have notice allot of the so call "production samples prior to the release of the actually unit does not seem to match the true production model allot of time, not always. But it does happen.
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horrible.. FZ35 much better. Compare from this url http://www.dpreview.com/previews/panasonicdmcfz100/

I hope those picts is not from the final Camera
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Very good reading and logic here

http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/re...ssage=35938829
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Default Interesting times:

Iím going to sit on my hands and wait.... after all the FZ38/35 is still a
recognised winner and the FZ100 output now appears confusing at best.
Adding to the confusion, the FZ45/40 seems to be untested and unknown for
now. At this stage why on earth would I want to burn my fingers going head
first into the unknown? Patience seems to be the only option right now. Iíll
carefully follow what others have to say...but tread with caution. If the
higher density of the new 14MP sensor is the problem, the FZ38/35 will
probably become a keeper for some time to come.
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 12:35 PM   #6
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I agree with Clint and dbnnet-

Stand back and wait and see. The same kind of comments were made initially about the FZ-35, which has turned out to be a wonderful camera.

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Old Aug 8, 2010, 1:21 PM   #7
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Same thing were said about the zs7, and that really was not the case either.
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Old Aug 8, 2010, 3:12 PM   #8
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I did a little experiment with my FZ35. I took the same picture at different pixel settings from 2 up to 12 (I usually keep mine at 9 because I like the 16:9 format).

I view my pictures on my 28 inch HannsG 16:9 (1900x1200) monitor. When I compared the pictures at the normal 28 inch viewing I can tell NO difference in the 2-3-5-9-12 megapixel pictures.

Of course if I zoom in 100 to 200 % I can definitely see a difference in the pixelation and quality.

My point is - what are you going to do with your pictures once you take them with the FZ100? Look at them at 100 to 200 % zoom - post to website - email them to a friend - print an 8 x 10 - post them here?

I think I got a bit too much into the pixel peeping mode with the comparison. I still have mine pre-ordered and I'm looking forward to getting it from Amazon. If it's really bad IQ I will return it. Amazon has been good about that. Hopefully a firmware fix can cure the problem. But it's been interesting reading the comments. I think a lot of folks are disappointed with the initial comparison but there are still a lot questions about it.

Still staying the course and hoping the best.
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I am encouraged by these - especially when I downloaded a few and viewed them on my monitor. Comparing the FZ100 and FZ28.

http://www.pbase.com/goddy/fz100_v_fz28&page=all
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I usually keep mine at 9 because I like the 16:9 format).
Me too... ever since moving to the 16:9 format I have never looked back
and can't figure out why it took me so long to stop using the 4:3 format!
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