Winter walk in the forest of Lake Vekeri, near Debrecen. I tried my spank’n new Super-zoom. And to tell you the truth, I enjoyed it. While this camera only had a 24x optical zoom, it has a f2.8 through out the full zoom range, which is a really nice thing. It is more oriented towards the point and shoot users, but you also have full control over the settings if you want. The one thing I really miss vs. my dSLR is the focus ring. There is a manual focus option on it, which I could use, but so far I had no luck with it 😦 I really like the fact that I have a 25-600 mm equiv in one lens, with a f2.8 Aperture. And I tried to just take jpg images, with just a few RAW, to see if the out of camera pictures were satisfying, and to my surprise they are… See below.
To Illustrate the 24x capabilities, this image is at 24x zoom
And this is where I was standing
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So at the end, I feel that this Panasonic FZ-200 Camera was a good choice, it’s the right balance between picture quality, zoom reach, and portability. While still bigger than a point and shoot, it gives a lot more flexibility than a dSLR, I can’t say that the pictures are 100% the same quality as a dSLR’s bigger sensor, but for my uses, it fits the bill. I also still have my trusty Canon 450d.