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Old May 19, 2013, 3:48 AM   #21
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Ah... well that's ok then...
Well, alas the FZ200 is going back. It's going back for several reasons.
1. Picture quality. Just wasn't close enough to my DSLR as I'd hoped.
2. IQ, I've only just heard this term being used but I think it has something to do with the cameras ergonomics and menu system. Well I've gotten somewhat used to and comfortable with the Canon way of doing things. I couldn't get used to the FZ200's IQ. Not that it was bad it's just that in the end I found it difficult to change.
3. Picture quality. I already mentioned this but its worth repeating. I just couldn't stop pixel peeping and the FZ200 isn't even in the race against my Canon T3i.

Now, I know the FZ200 wasn't going to match the picture quality of my T3i but I thought it would be a closer race than it turned out to be.

Rip FZ200. Hello Canon T3i.
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Old May 19, 2013, 7:00 AM   #22
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Pixel peeping a 12MP (FZ200) image, comparing it to an 18MP (T3i) image isn't exactly fair.
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Old May 19, 2013, 10:03 AM   #23
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Pixel peeping a 12MP (FZ200) image, comparing it to an 18MP (T3i) image isn't exactly fair.
Yeah I know but I couldn't resist. As I said I had higher expectations of the FZ200 then maybe I should have.
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+1 on the FZ200, it offers a great deal of capability in a small affordable package.

It comes down to asking yourself do you want a camera? or a camera system?

if the former you are better off with the FZ200
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Old May 20, 2013, 1:34 PM   #25
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+1 on the FZ200, it offers a great deal of capability in a small affordable package.

It comes down to asking yourself do you want a camera? or a camera system?

if the former you are better off with the FZ200
Yeah, I was looking for camera system and the FZ200 fits better as a camera and travel zoom. I could happily live with the FZ200 image quality if I wasn't looking for a DSLR system. It really came down to me not making the decision to go wit a camera system before buying the FZ200. So in the end it wasn't a fair fight comparing the FZ200 to the T3I.
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Pixel peeping can be quite a costly disease....
Keep in mind the potential output of your images...
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It is a disease. Don't pixel peep the Canon vs the Nikon D4 or it will go back too.
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