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Old Apr 3, 2015, 1:30 PM   #1
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There are some decent deals coming through now on the F Z 1000. 100 cash back plus 5 yrs warranty, mmmm!!
So I'm getting the new camera urge again.
I'm not sure if it's worth while upgrading from the F Z 200 though, I do like that camera.
Has anyone made that upgrade and was it worth it??
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Old Apr 4, 2015, 2:23 AM   #2
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I don't know which way you will go, but I have decided any 'upgrade' will only be an SLR or interchangeable lens camera. I know it will be an expensive proposition, but I think I can wait till get the money, and am also sure my FZ200 will serve me good till then.

Here is a snap of my firing squad so far: FZ3, FZ28, FZ200. Touch wood, all are still functioning, the first one with my friend, the second one with my son.

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I have both, but while FZ200 is a good camera, with a longer zoom, the FZ1000 is the champion of the bridge camera's. Very fast, excellent IQ and even at 800 mm i.Zoom, it delivers more than decent pictures (due to the larger and better 20 mp sensor). I also like the 4K photo mode, where you film in 4K, but with all settings of a still picture. Each frame is an 8MP photo, so its like having a 25 or 30 fps burst mode (without having to worry about a full buffer). Good for moving subjects, where you want to catch the right moment.
A versatile camera.
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I fully agree with Rudi's opinion. If you can afford it, it is certainly worth upgrading. I only conveyed my feel of being 'on the bridge' for a long time, I am longing to get to the other side! Good luck!
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I fully agree with Rudi's opinion. If you can afford it, it is certainly worth upgrading. I only conveyed my feel of being 'on the bridge' for a long time, I am longing to get to the other side! Good luck!
I went the other way. Sold my Nikon DSLR and bought the FZ1000.
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Thanks for the replies, I'm thinking along rudimaes line of going down to the fz1000 as well. I have never got the best from my dslr's because I've always had the walkabout lens permanently on.
When I had film slrs I had a bag full of lenses , using my wife as a lens holder whilst changing them over, invariably missing the shot.
Now I see the fz1000 as a means of reducing my load a bit more, where as the fz200 is more of a long reach compliment to my Nikon.
Raghu, where the Lumix scores well is with the macro shots that you excell at, I would need an expensive macro lens to do that.
So the FZs have a lot going for them.
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I had the Nikon D5100 before. It's a good camera but it lacks the versatilty of the FZ1000. (and I don't like changing lenses :-) )
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i rented an FZ1000, and it was really nice! better image quality, better in low light, good autofocus and metering, and just a great all rounder big but not too heavy, and a definite upgrade in IQ.
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