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Old Sep 15, 2010, 12:39 AM   #1
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Default FZ35 versus FZ40 ISO800

My wife would not let me have the room I wanted...lol..so I came back to my office...best I could do, the FZ40 turned out to be very impressive...sorry I am late also I had to get my KTM Quad running for the sandd unes this weekend...man's got to have priorities...lol...
I think basically everyone wanted to see if the FZ40 is capable of the FZ35 performance...for my part...yes it is...
FZ35 ISO800: 5mm FL (17mm equiv)

FZ40 ISO800: 5mm FL (17mm equiv)

FZ35 ISO800: 17mm FL (98mm equiv)

FZ40 ISO800: 17mm FL (93mm equiv)

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Old Sep 15, 2010, 3:53 AM   #2
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The FZ40 looks sharper in these pictures but I've seen others where the FZ35 is sharper so I'd put that down to the individual shot. The only thing that I've noticed consistently different is that the colours in the FZ40 look warmer and the contrast is a bit high for my taste.

Can you confirm that all other settings are the same? - at least NR, contrast, saturation, sharpness and white balance
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Good comparison shots, I think the only difference in these is the slightly blown highlights with the FZ40.
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LT - I couldn't stand it!!!!

After seeing all your great comparisons I ordered the FZ40 from Amazon.
It should be here today.

Thanks for all the great comparisons!
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And is that a Ball Stomp'r for the Blue Heeler???
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Is it just me or the color on the green cloth (bed sheet/ pillow cover - if its that, I can't tell) seems washed out on the FZ-40.
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I think the FZ40 is stretching the mid-tones more but it's also warmer. If you look at the bottle to the left of the chair (the Montalcino), the blue background of the label is much fainter on the FZ40 but the red writing is stronger.

At the moment I'm not convinced either is better - just that you probably need slightly different camera settings to get the same effect.
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No the the FZ40 Contrast, Saturation, and Sharpness were bumped up Noise Reduction bumped down...the FZ35 Sharpness, Saturation bumped up, NR bumped down...

I think the comparision is whether the FZ40 is as good as the FZ35...it's very close and the lay out of the camera is magnificient...it's got more zoom on board...it's takes very good photos and Macros...

The colors of certain items I.E. Green Cloth with Pink Flowers was better depicted by FZ35...the Wine Bottles Colors were better depicted by the FZ40...and on and on...

The FZ35 is the best bang for the buck on the market today for a super zoom that has good IQ and can do it all...the FZ40 will just come down in price as will the FZ100...

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And is that a Ball Stomp'r for the Blue Heeler???
Yes he got that for Christmas...lol...it looks more like a urinal from the hospital...lol...he let me borrow it...
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I have a question for you LTZ470, since I don't see a lot of noise in those pictures, but I have in other reviews at ISO 800. In a real world low light situation performance say sitting in a dim lit restaurant with a few friends, would you trust ISO 800 to give you a good ambient picture with very low noise by an FZ-35 or would you use ISO 100 with a flash?
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