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Old Aug 30, 2006, 12:12 PM   #1
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The Samsung Digimax Pro815 is equipped with a 15X optical zoom with a focal length of 28 – 420mm [35mm equivalent].
Looks like it is the only camera with a 15x zoom. Why is that?
The Lumix FZ30 has a 12x (35-420mm); a 28 - 420mm would've been nicer.
Even 35 x 15 = 525mm could've been done.
If the Fuji S9000 has a 28mm, and the Pro815 has a 15x, why cant the FZ30 have both?
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 12:50 PM   #2
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certainly wider would suit me more
the R1 is 24mm
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 1:36 PM   #3
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... however at least FZ10-20 have already too much distortion at 36mm.

At 28 they would be ridiculously unusable in the same conditions
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Most of the competition is about 12x. 15x would be one-upping the
competition, but you'd have to have an optical design you're happy with
that allows 15x with the same image quality. If you have to degrade
image quality at other zooms to get 15x you're going to get blasted for it.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 8:46 PM   #5
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That lens on the Samsung is something else....I will keep the FZ30.



I do not want any lens that extends 3 inches on an ultrazoom that you can also add no tele lenses

and the fuji is 11X 28 to 300.

I prefer the long zoom which is why I have a couple FZs...

If 28 to 300 suits you better there is a camera like that.
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That lens on the Samsung is something else....I will keep the FZ30.



I do not want any lens that extends 3 inches on an ultrazoom that you can also add no tele lenses

and the fuji is 11X 28 to 300.

I prefer the long zoom which is why I have a couple FZs...

If 28 to 300 suits you better there is a camera like that.
and there are a miriad of wide adapters that can bring the Pana down to an ultra wide 23mm with very little distortion
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