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Old Apr 2, 2005, 2:53 PM   #1
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I own an FX7, and just got an LZ2 yesterday, because I wanted more zoom than 3x. The metal body of the FX7 feels heftier than the lightweight plastic of the larger LZ2, but the picture quality is very similar, even though the LZ2 doesn't say "Leica" on the lense.

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Old Apr 2, 2005, 2:54 PM   #2
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Camera in same spot, but at full 6x telephoto, "standard" picture setting, all automatic mode, resize only.

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Same spot, just changed the picture setting to "natural", with concerns about "jaggies" from reviews that said the out-of-camera shots might be a little too sharp. I could not see jaggies in either mode, but I like the standard shot better, look at the tire tread...

Still not sure if I will keep the FX7 or the LZ2...FX7 is about the most convenient camera I've ever carried, but the zoom is nice to have on the LZ2.
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The zoom shot in standard mode, cropped
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Old Apr 2, 2005, 3:18 PM   #5
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The zoomed shot in natural mode, cropped
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Thanks for those pics - looking at the last two crops of the pick up, it looks as if the natural setting increases the exposure. Go to agree with you that the standard setting in my opinion looks better and I couldnt see any noticeable jaggies at all.

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Standard looks best Troop... 6x zoom pretty usefull too
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Old Apr 4, 2005, 2:18 AM   #8
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very good pics,i want one to go with my FZ10,on the australian panasonic site it sais it has a



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LEICA DC VARIO-SUMMICRON / 13 elements in 10 groups (2 Dual-sided aspherical lenses)
i just want one to take to work and on my motorbike for a point and shoot dureing the day,can i ask what you thought of the LCD screen and the focus speed and anything else that is relevent,lol,
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From the time you turn the camera on, it is ready to shoot FAST. THere is no focus assist lamp like on my FX7, but so far I haven't missed it. The LCD is alright, in bright daylight shooting it would be easier to have an optical viewfinder, but it is liveable. The camera overall is about he size of a Canon A95, very lightweight, (mostly plastic) but takes decent pictures. I think the picture quality is better than the FX7, and the zoom is great for a compact camera.
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thanks very much for that,ill never need a focus assist lamp as have nevermissed it on my FZ10,sounds like a great cam like the 6x zoom and stabilsed lens,thanks very much trooplewis
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