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Old Oct 26, 2013, 10:04 AM   #1
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Has anyone purchased the FZ70? I'm very curious about this camera.
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Old Oct 26, 2013, 5:35 PM   #2
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No one here must have gotten one of these yet.
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Hi carol. I haven't bought this camera, but I bought and returned a Canon SX50HS, which has a similar zoom, (24-1200) at least on the long end. I found the range from about 900 to 1200 unusable, unless I carried a monopod or tripod. I returned the camera after a week, and got the SX40HS, which has a 24-840 zoom range, much more manageable for my ability to keep the camera still. (You may have steadier hands.) All this in spite of IS. I can't speak for image quality, but seeing that it's an FZ, I would lean toward great image quality' Maybe someone actually has the camera and will enlighten us with fact.
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Specs look impressive - 16 mega, 20mm wide angle, f 2.8 throughout and 60X optical zoom, at about 80 percent of the price of FZ200! Look at the comparison between FZ200 and FZ70 at http://snapsort.com/compare/Panasoni...mix-FZ70/score.

FZ70's score is low because of an unknown zoom factor, awarded 0 here, for which FZ200 got 26 points. If the factor is known and FZ70 is awarded at least 20 points, then the score would shoot to 80 against FZ200's 64!

Now, it is for you to decide!
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", f 2.8 throughout"

I believe only the FZ200 has this feature, the FZ70 does not.
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I believe only the FZ200 has this feature, the FZ70 does not.
You're right, Carol. The site I referred to didn't mention this, and so I verified it on other reviews/comparisons. Thanks for highlighting this, which I feel is a major adv for FZ200. Naturally, this must add more to your dilemma now!
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I really like the 60X, as I mainly photograph wildlife. the wide 20, would be great for landscapes also.
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G'day Carol

Yes you [& Raghu] are correct in that the lens behaves as most zooms in the the max aperture decreases as it zooms ... at max zoom it is shooting at about f6

And as to camera shake - in my experience every superzoom when used at 18x to 20x and over must be supported in some way as the lens magnification is greater than the IS can overcome

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I've had very good luck with handholding my camera while at full zoom at 24X, in good light.
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I really like the 60X, as I mainly photograph wildlife. the wide 20, would be great for landscapes also.
G'day Carol

then if you're happy with the lens - go for it gal

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