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In Topic: Panasonic Fz200

04 September 2013 - 05:40 AM

There's nothing wrong with the FZ200. You might not get the image quality that you might get with a DSLR and a prime lens, but if you're looking for a very capable camera with a decent lens... the FZ200 will be an option to consider. (Mine plays the backup role to my DSLR...but if I want something light, flexible with a decent zoom range that I can stick in my back pack and not worry about changing lenses.. the FZ is it.

In Topic: What Are Advantage Of A Bridge Camera Over A Superzoom Compact?

12 March 2013 - 12:54 AM

QUOTE (Bee Jay @ Feb 16 2012, 04:54 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It's a question I wonder often. If you're getting a bridge camera with a 18X to 23X zoom, I can't see the point. If however you get one with a 30X plus telephoto, the advantages speek for themeselves; more shooting range, less need for cropping later. That's a about it as far as I can tell.

A big plus for me buying a bridge (FZ200) vs. a compact superzoom was the viewfinder. In many lighting conditions, a screen becomes very difficult to see/use. Other advantages are the (arguably) greater number of modes (Aperture/Shutter priority, manual, bracketing etc.) available to me. Add in the ability to screw a filter onto the lens.

In Topic: Best Rugged Camera

16 December 2012 - 02:47 AM

QUOTE (Tara @ Dec 10 2012, 08:26 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I'm new to the forum - thanks for your help!

Our Olympus Shockwave is in need of replacing. Although not too bad (it was great when we got it), I'm definitely having some quality issues with it now and, most importantly, am having user issues in the cold. The quality is poor in both low lights and action shots.
What I'm looking for is a similar style camera. It needs to be able to handle cold temps (preferably -20C), handle underwater and be durable (for those ski, bike, and surf crashes).

I have my Nikon D3100 for slightly less intense outings but would like something that is a bit more weatherproof and also having a great (or at least pretty decent) quality. I'd love a couple of suggestions that provide both 'best bang for buck' and also 'best of the best'.


Have a look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS4. I'm quite pleased with my copy of the TS3 (earlier version)


In Topic: Bridge Camera Advice Fz150, Sx40, Sx50? Pls Help

08 December 2012 - 03:56 AM

QUOTE (Ioway @ Dec 5 2012, 07:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>

I have used a Lumix SZ7 since it first came out to take thousands of photos some of which have sold printed on canvas by fineartamerica. I guess i have finally outgrown this camera and have been studying options for a year. When i think i have a decision then i read another review and go back to square one.
These are my priorities...
Very functional evf w diopter adjust (i rarely use the display)
0cm macro
very accurate color, hue, temperature
extreme detail image capable for printing 8x10 or larger
I prefer to do no post camera photoshop
Video is not that important other than occassional clip
nature, auto racing, aircraft, natural low light, some spots actio
at least x18 zoom w ability to do manual focus
accurate auto focus as my eyesight is not so good
flash hotshoe is nice
Rechargeable battery
take moonlight photos
would like to connect to telescope for planet photos

must have very effective anti vibration due to medical condition

i will greatly appreciate any advice.
I dont mind getting a camera that is not the latest model if it meets my requirements.

Thank you

Have a look at the Panasonic FZ200... it meets many of of your priorities. I've had mine for about 6 weeks and am quite happy with it.

In Topic: Raw Sd Card

04 December 2012 - 05:43 AM

QUOTE (photohelp12 @ Nov 29 2012, 06:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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If I am not wrong, it offers four recovery options, such as Lost Partition Recovery, Advanced Files Recovery, etc. Considering from their names, I just choose the later one. Even though it has taken a little bit long time to scan, it find out all my lost photos and allows me to preview all of them to verify. It is quite thoughtful, right?

I am glad you managed to recover your photographs... and thank you for letting us all know what software you used and the results.