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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 Digital Camera

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16.1MP 24x Live MOS Jul 2012
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27 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites both thought that this bridge camera camera was good. This camera received a "Budget Buy" award from Expert Reviews who wrote it provided a good bang for your buck and it received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement.

Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on nine expert reviews from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews the average expert rating of this camera is 82 out of 100. That puts this bridge camera camera in the top 17% of all the digital cameras of this spec and age.

Panasonic Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Panasonic digital cameras and also specifically for Panasonic bridge camera digital cameras and found that in both cases Panasonic had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Good Value for Money

Expert review site Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this bridge camera camera provided a good bang for your buck.

Robust

Some Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 owners wrote in their reviews that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 was well made. Photographyblog.com wrote in their Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 review on expert website PhotographyBlog.com “Solid upgrade of last year's FZ48 model, principally adding more megapixels, much faster burst shooting, expanded ISO range” and gave the product a rating of 4 stars.

Good Quality Pictures

One customer considered that this digital camera was able to produce good images. Cnet.co.uk rated it 70 out of 100 and wrote on CNET.co.uk “Close examination reveals compression in images and there's a fair amount of grain at high s” in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62.

One person who bought it concluded that it had a good picture resolution.

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Good Quality Lens

Several Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 owners who reviewed the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 thought it had a good zoom. Whatdigitalcamera.com mentioned on What Digital Camera “The FZ62 features a 24x optical zoom which covers a range of 25 - 600mm” in their review. Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of this digital camera on expert review site Digital Versus three years ago “The relatively modest-looking zoom is actually largely sufficient”.

Reasonably Priced

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 reviewer who reviewed it reckoned that it was good value for money. Expertreviews.co.uk mentioned in their review “A solid all-rounder at a great price”. One customer who bought the product concluded that it was cheap. Cnet.co.uk said “The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is a very inexpensive camera” and rated the product 70 out of 100.

Easy to Use

One customer concluded that the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 was easy to use. Expert website Digitalversus.com rated it 80 out of 100 and wrote three years ago “It's easy to use and it's a well-made camera”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 owner who purchased it concluded that it had a good screen. Expert review site Photographyblog.com mentioned “Key highlights of the FZ62 include a 24x zoom lens, 3 inch LCD screen, full 108” in their review.

Nice Design

One person wrote in their reviews that the product was good looking. Expert review site Digitalversus.com mentioned in their review of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 “The Panasonic Lumix FZ62 is a pretty nice mid-range bridge” .

Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 supports Full HD video.

We compared this digital camera to all the other cameras which support Full HD video and we think the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price], and the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a built-in flash. Most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62 also have a built-in flash.

It may also be worth considering one of the other digital cameras with a built-in flash currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 has an image stabiliser.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative digital cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS[plb_124816_price], or the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price] which has better reviews.

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Quite Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 100 percent, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has one of the wider field of view amongst digital cameras of this age. The average field of view of similar spec cameras that have been around for more than two years is 99%, and the field of view range from 95% to 100%.

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Fairly High Lens Magnification Ratio

The average lens magnification ratio of bridge camera digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62 is 10x. At 19.6 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a quite high lens magnification ratio compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Lumix DMC-FZ62 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Panasonic camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this camera.

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Has Three Photo Effects

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This Panasonic digital camera has a Black&White photo effect, which is the most frequently found photo effect found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ62. The photo effects "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution found on most cameras of this type and age. This camera also have still image resolutions of 480 x 480, 640 x 360, 640 x 424, 640 x 480, 1536 x 1536, 1920 x 1920, 2048 x 1360, 2048 x 1536, 2304 x 2304, 2560 x 1440, 2560 x 1712, 2560 x 1920, 2736 x 2736, 3072 x 1728, 3072 x 2048, 3072 x 2304, 3456 x 3456, 3648 x 2056, 3648 x 2432, 3648 x 2736 and 4608 x 2592 and 4608 x 3072.

This digital camera's still image resolution (4608 x 3456) is in fact the best still image resolution across all cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

Across comparable types of digital camera the worst still image resolution is 640 x 360.

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Has One Playback Mode

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago. The most frequently found playback mode is Single image, but this playback mode is not found on this digital camera. The playback modes Slide show are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The highest video resolution supported by the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found video resolution supported by cameras that were launched more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera. This camera also supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best supported video resolution across all cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

A 320 x 240 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of digital camera.

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± 3EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than the ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction found on most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it.

This digital camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the worst light exposure correction is ± 2EV (1/3EV step).

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Supports Six ISO Speeds

The number of ISO speeds supported by the Lumix DMC-FZ62 is more than most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. The most commonly supported ISO speed is 160, but this ISO speed is not supported by this camera. The ISO speeds 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 are also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Supports Two Power Sources

The number of power sources supported by the Lumix DMC-FZ62 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago. This Panasonic camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most commonly supported power source supported by bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62. The power source "AC" is also supported by this camera.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture

With a minimum aperture of only 2.8, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a quite small minimum aperture compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62. The smallest minimum aperture of digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62 is 2.6, the largest is 19, and the average minimum aperture is 3.5.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Recording

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 does not support video recording, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62 also do not support video recording.

It is worth considering other digital cameras which also support video recording including the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], or the PowerShot SX50 HS[pl_1497435_price] both from Canon or the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 does not support WiFi connectivity. Most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62 also do not support WiFi connectivity.

We think you might also be interested in other cameras which also support WiFi connectivity including the Samsung NX30[plb_2169297_price], the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price], or the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

Cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price], or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ330[plb_2981228_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a GPS

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ62, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 does not have a GPS.

It is worth considering alternative digital cameras which also have a GPS including the Sony DSC-HX100V[plb_613234_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

This digital camera has a Live MOS sensor type, which is typical of many comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Only Features Five Flash Modes

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a greater number of flash modes than most digital cameras of a similar age and type to it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62. The flash modes "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic camera.

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Only Has One Light Exposure Mode

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a greater number of light exposure modes than most cameras of this type and age. The most frequently found light exposure mode is Manual, but this light exposure mode is not found on this Panasonic digital camera. The light exposure modes Auto are also found on this digital camera.

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Very Short Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

Digital cameras of a similar age and type to the Lumix DMC-FZ62 have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 2s and 120s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 20s. At only 4 seconds, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a fairly short maximum camera shutter speed compared to most of the other cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 895 milliamperes * hour) amongst similar spec cameras of this age. Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the battery capacities range from 890mAh to 1,500mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,100mAh.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture

The biggest maximum aperture of bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62 is 2.7 and the smallest is 20. The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a fairly big maximum aperture (only 5.2) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats

The number of supported image formats on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is more than most bridge camera digital cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Panasonic digital camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most frequently supported image format supported by cameras of this age and type. The image format "MPO" is also supported by this Panasonic camera.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of digital cameras of this age and spec is 24mm. With a minimum focal length of 25 millimeters, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a fairly long minimum focal length compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

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Fairly Big Minimum ISO Speed

The minimum ISO speed of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ62 range from 64 to 400, and the average minimum ISO speed is 95. The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has one of the bigger minimum ISO speed (100) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a relatively standard screen size compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen cameras currently available including the Lumix DMC-FZ200[pl_3140190_price], or the Lumix DMC-FZ1000[pl_2413606_price] both from Panasonic or the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] which has better reviews.

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SD Memory Card

This camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on cameras of a comparable type and age to it. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this digital camera to all the other digital cameras that support an SD|SDHC|SDXC memory and we think because of it's better review score, the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], and the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] is also worth considering.

If you want a camera with a better memory card type then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (SD|SDHC|SDXC).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 24 times zoom factor, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

If you want a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR[plb_2071810_price] (30x), or the Nikon Coolpix P530[plb_2240483_price] (42x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Megapixel Count

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a pretty average megapixel count (16.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

If you want a higher megapixel count then you might want to consider the Fujifilm FinePix S1[plb_2145007_price] (16.4MP), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000[plb_2413606_price] (20.1MP), or the Sony RX10[plb_2051754_price] (20.2MP) which is also higher rated.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a relatively average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

We compared this digital camera to all the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras and we think the PowerShot SX40 HS[pl_124816_price], the PowerShot G1X[pl_1397751_price], and the PowerShot SX50 HS[pl_1497435_price] all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this Panasonic camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72[plb_1983697_price] (5x).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Image Stabiliser
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Format
Total Megapixel Count
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Extra / Smart Zoom
Lens Structure
Focusing
Auto Focus
Macro Focusing Range
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Mode
Video
Full HD Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Internal Memory
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Lens Magnification Ratio
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
Camera
White Balance Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Histogram
Image Adjustment Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Mode
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight Including Battery
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Battery Capacity
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Included Cable
Battery Included
Included Battery Charger
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Port
HDMI Port

2 Awards

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Expert Reviews

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29 January 2013

The Panasonic Lumix FZ62 is a pretty nice mid-range bridge. It's easy to use and it's a well-made camera. The relatively modest-looking zoom is actually largely sufficient and, on the whole, this...

5 October 2012

Considering the length of the zoom, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is a very inexpensive camera. It's fast and produces output that's very good on the whole, but close examination reveals...

26 September 2012

Not much different to last year's FZ48, but that's no bad thing. A solid all-rounder at a great price...

Expert Reviews

7 September 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 (also marketed as the FZ60 in some territories) joins the FZ100 and LZ20 as the newest additions to Panasonic's superzoom range, slotting in between the two other... Read more…

5 September 2012

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is a modest but solid upgrade of last year's FZ48 model, principally adding more megapixels, much faster burst shooting, expanded ISO range and more creative effects....

PhotographyBlog.com

7 August 2012

The FZ62 is the latest bridge camera from Panasonic, and it arrives with all the key characteristics of a bridge model. The standout feature of the model is its large focal range. The FZ62... Read more…

15 January 2013

Le FZ62 est un bridge de milieu de gamme assez agréable, facile d'emploi et bien construit. Son zoom modeste est en fait suffisant et le compromis global est intéressant, même s'il ne...

21 July 2014

Aparat z matryc? 16,1 Mp, wy?wietlaczem 3 cala i zoomem optycznym 24x. Oprócz zdj?? umo?liwia te? rejestracj? wideo w maksymalnej rozdzielczo?ci 1920 x 1080 pikseli.OpisSpecyfikacja i wyniki...

Good design, nice to handle
Easy to use
Responsiveness (fast startup, fast autofocus, etc
)
Picture quality up to 800 ISO
Limited burst mode
Electronic viewfinder still isn't great
No swiveltilt screen
Some heavy compression evident upon close examination
Grain at high sensitivities
9 January 2013

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