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Old Jul 23, 2004, 1:16 AM   #1
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http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2...21/pana451.jpg


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Old Jul 23, 2004, 1:20 AM   #2
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If this is what FZ20 can do, I'd better keep my FZ10.
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 1:41 AM   #3
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this is a joke right? this will definately cross FZ-20 off the list for my upcoming purchase...

(tried again on a CRT... seems better on this than on my laptop)
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 2:02 AM   #4
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I'm afraid it's not a joke.
This photo came from an official press release.
http://pc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/2004/0721/pana4.htm

No wonder Panasonic didn't allow dpreivew to post sample photos.
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 2:25 AM   #5
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Granted, I'm very new to this whole arena, but I think that does look very good for an ISO 200 shot, doesn't it? I try to never use 200 on my FZ10 (and so far, haven't really needed to use 200 or 400 very often).
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 2:29 AM   #6
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i thought it's quite good
esp. the girl on the left
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 5:03 AM   #7
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Just found out something worth notice. I'm now using another brighter CRT to view the photo and this noise is "gone". Much less noise than I first saw the photo on my relatively darker monitor.

Seems that not all monitors can show the "noise" in this photo.

Does anyone think the photo is a bit blur compare to FZ10? I think it might have been caused by the NR.

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Old Jul 23, 2004, 5:15 AM   #8
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I thought I'd got some bad cases of noise with my FZ10 in the odd pic here and there, but if this is an example of what the FZ20 produces then I think Panasonic should have been looking to physically enlarge the CCD as much as they could. I've seen enough comments about how the physical size of the FZ10 leads to unavoidable noise, but to up the pixel density again was asking for trouble, no matter how powerful the Venus Engine II is.
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Old Jul 23, 2004, 5:58 AM   #9
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As the noise reduction algorithm of those pre productionFZ20 are not final, I don't think that we can judge the FZ20 by those ealy pics.

I admit I'm puzzeled by Panasonic only putting out some samples at 80-100iso, with no mention of the noise reduction level applied to them... But yet, nobody has to make any pre-orders on the FZ20 if they doubt its pictures quality.

I guess we will have to wait a couple of months to see how good it actually is when it will be final.

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Old Jul 23, 2004, 6:43 AM   #10
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I guess we will have to wait a couple of months to see how good it actually is when it will be final.
Is that final, barring a needed firmware upgrade?
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