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Old Sep 15, 2010, 1:18 AM   #1
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Default FZ35 versus FZ40 ISO1600

FZ35 ISO1600: 5mm FL (27mm equiv)

FZ40 ISO1600: 5mm FL (27mm equiv)

FZ35 ISO1600: 17mm FL (98mm equiv)

FZ40 ISO1600: 16mm (91mm equiv)

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Old Sep 15, 2010, 3:06 AM   #2
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noobs here! i think fz40 is better// am i right???
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Old Sep 15, 2010, 3:46 AM   #3
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Hard to say - the FZ40 shot has higher contrast and saturation but it might just have different settings for those. You could increase them in-camera in the FZ35 and probably get the same look. To my eyes the 35 handles the highlights better and looks more natural.
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 5:52 PM   #4
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I'd say the 35 looks better.
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Old Sep 16, 2010, 6:56 PM   #5
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LTZ-

Now those are pretty close. However, in the fnal analysis, I like the FZ-40 better.

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Old Sep 16, 2010, 7:18 PM   #6
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FZ-40 looks better. However, to me with these cameras this is only the beginning of a complicated story. (I own C2100, F707 & FZ7). What I find (believe?) is that processing done in the newer P&S cameras is tending to pre-empt post processing. If you take a C2100 PIX you have much more latitude in PS with the sliders to customize the PIX whereas the latest camera I have has done some optimizations and the amount of reserve for tailoring is much less. Mainly, these small sensor cameras are becoming so "tweaked" via the firmware that there is not as much that can be done with a difficult shot that might need PP.

Anyway, that's what it seems. Sometimes I beginning to think that it's just best to get a good P&S camera like an FZ-5 and learn to master in in manual mode and you might actually be better off.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 11:27 AM   #7
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Hi all,

This is my first post but this thread n discussions helped me a lot in finalizing my choice-FZ40.

Eager to post few pics after some good captures.

Thanks to all
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think iq is close but prefer fz40 for colour and extra zoom etc price same nearly if shop around
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Old Mar 13, 2011, 1:18 PM   #9
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The FZ40 shots are a bit "warmer" in terms of WB, and I think that makes them more attractive.

Attached is a shot made with my FZ40 at ISO 3200.

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Old Mar 13, 2011, 8:39 PM   #10
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shot made with my FZ40 at ISO 3200
It's great IQ for 3200 ISO - but to be fair, that is at a very low pixel resolution?
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