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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 Feb 2013
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27 Reasons For

Two Industry Awards

Two expert review sites endorsed this digital camera. This camera received a "Budget Buy" award from Expert Reviews and it received a "Recommended" award from PhotographyBlog.com, confirming their endorsement.

Good Expert Reviews

Nine experts from sites including What Digital Camera, PhotographyBlog.com, Trusted Reviews and Expert Reviews have rated this bridge camera camera on average 82%. The expert review sites think this camera is one of the better cameras of this age and spec.

Panasonic Has Good Camera Reviews

We checked 4,687 expert and owner reviews for Panasonic digital cameras and found that on average Panasonic has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Panasonic has good reviews specifically within its bridge camera digital cameras range.

Good Value for Money

Expert Reviews highlighted in their review that this Panasonic 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” .

Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a built-in flash.

We compared this camera to all the other cameras with a built-in flash and we think the SX40 HS, the SX50 HS, and the PowerShot SX60 HS all from Canon which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ62, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the other cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the SX40 HS, the SX50 HS, or the PowerShot SX60 HS all from Canon.

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Very Wide Field of View

The average field of view of bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62 is 99%. At 100 percent, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a very wide field of view compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

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Very High Magnification

The magnifications of cameras of a similar spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62 range from 1.8x to 20x, and the average magnification is 12x. The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a very high magnification (19.6 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

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Has Six White Balances

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec cameras that were released around the same time as it. This camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the Lumix DMC-FZ62. The white balances "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Flash", "Incandescent" and "Shade" are also found on this digital camera.

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Has Three Photo Effectss

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a greater number of photo effects than most cameras of this age and spec. This camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most commonly found photo effects found on digital cameras of this spec and age. The photo effectss "Sepia" and "Vivid" are also found on this digital camera.

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4608 X 3456 Still Image Resolution(s)

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 still image resolution(s) found on most comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. In addition, this camera have still image resolution(s)s 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. Bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years still image resolution(s)s range from 640 x 360 (worst) to 5152 x 3864 (best).

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Supports Six ISO Sensitivitys

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

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Has One Camera Playback

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a greater number of camera playback modes than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. The most commonly found camera playback is Single image, but this camera playback is not found on this digital camera. The camera playbacks Slide show are also found on this Panasonic camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixels

Across all the cameras of this age and spec the total megapixelss range from 12MP to 22MP. With a total megapixels of 17.5 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a quite many total megapixels compared to most of the other digital cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over six times the video resolution of a 640 x 480 pixels camera, which is the most common video resolution supported by digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. 640 x 480 pixels is also supported by this digital camera. In addition, this Panasonic digital camera supports a video resolutions 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.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions is actually the best supported video resolution across all similar spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

A 320 x 120 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across similar types of camera.

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

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a wider light exposure correction than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This Panasonic camera has a ± 3EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, whereas most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it have a ± 2EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction.

This camera's light exposure correction (± 3EV (1/3EV step)) is actually the best light exposure correction amongst all digital cameras of this spec and age.

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

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

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

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4608 X 3456 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This digital camera has a maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels, which is typical of many cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for more than two years range from 2.6 to 19. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has one of the smaller minimum aperture numbers (only 2.8) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Supports Two Power Source Types

The number of power sources supported by the Lumix DMC-FZ62 is more than most digital cameras of this spec and age. This camera supports a Battery power source type, which is the most frequently supported power source type supported by cameras of this type and age. The power source type "AC" is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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17 Reasons Against

Does Not Support Video Capability

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 does not support video capability, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not support video capability.

We compared all the other cameras which also support video capability to this digital camera and we think the Canon SX40 HS is also worth considering.

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Does Not Support Full HD Video

Most cameras of a comparable age and type to the Lumix DMC-FZ62 do not support Full HD video. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is no exception to this as it too does not support Full HD video.

There are a number of alternative cameras which also support Full HD video which you might want to consider including the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Support Wi-Fi

Most bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago do not support wi-Fi. The Lumix DMC-FZ62 is no exception to this as it too does not support wi-Fi.

Alternative cameras which also support wi-Fi that you might want to consider include the Canon PowerShot SX60 HS, or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-G6 which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other cameras of this type and age are also not 3D.

If you want a camera that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£239.00), or the Lumix DMC-FZ330 (£429.00) both from Panasonic which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a GPS (satellite)

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 does not have a GPS (satellite).

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Not Waterproof

The Lumix DMC-FZ62 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other similar spec digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only MOS Sensor Type

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a MOS sensor type which is better than most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as it have a CCD sensor type.

A MOS sensor type is actually the worst sensor type amongst all cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

Amongst comparable types of digital camera the best sensor type is CCD.

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Only Features Five Flash Modess

The number of flash modes featured on the Lumix DMC-FZ62 is more than most digital cameras of this age and spec. This camera features an Auto flash modes, which is the most frequently featured flash modes featured on cameras that have been available for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ62. The flash modess "Forced off", "Forced on", "Red-eye reduction" and "Slow synchronization" are also featured on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Only Has Four Light Exposure Modess

The number of light exposure modes found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is more than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to it. This camera has a Shutter priority AE light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62. The light exposure modess "Aperture priority AE", "Auto" and "Manual" are also found on this Panasonic digital camera.

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Quite Short Slowest Camera Shutter Speed

At only 4 seconds, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a quite short slowest camera shutter speed compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62. Bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have slowest camera shutter speeds of between 2s and 120s, and the average slowest camera shutter speed is 20s.

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Bridge camera digital cameras that came out more than two years ago have optical zooms of between 1.3x and 65x. The Lumix DMC-FZ62 has one of the smaller optical zooms (only 24 times zoom factor) amongst cameras of this age.

If you are looking for a camera with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the FinePix HS30EXR (£317.00) (30x), or the S1 (£179.00) (50x) both from Fujifilm which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The battery capacitys of cameras of this age and type range from 890mAh to 1,500mAh. With a battery capacity of only 895 milliamperes * hour, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Low ISO Sensitivity (max)

Across all the bridge camera digital cameras that were launched more than two years ago the ISO sensitivity (max)s range from 1,600 to 26,000. At only 3,200, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a fairly low ISO sensitivity (max) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

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Quite Big Maximum Aperture Number

At only 5.2, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a fairly big maximum aperture number compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that came out around the same time as the Lumix DMC-FZ62. Across all the similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62 the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 20.

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Quite Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of cameras of this age and type is 4.5mm and the longest is 28mm. The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has one of the longer minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (25 millimeters) amongst bridge camera digital cameras of this age.

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Only Supports Two Image Formats Supporteds

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a greater number of supported image formats than most bridge camera digital cameras that have been available for more than two years. This camera supports a JPG image formats supported, which is the most frequently supported image formats supported supported by digital cameras of this type and age. The image formats supported "MPO" is also supported by this Panasonic digital camera.

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Fairly Big ISO Sensitivity (min)

With an ISO sensitivity (min) of 100, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a fairly big ISO sensitivity (min) compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that came out more than two years ago. The smallest ISO sensitivity (min) of comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the Lumix DMC-FZ62 is 64 and the biggest is 400.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and spec to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3" screen digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon SX50 HS, or the Sony DSC-HX300 (£420.00).

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SD Compatible Memory Cards

This digital camera supports an SD|SDHC|SDXC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many digital cameras of this type and age. SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras.

We compared this 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 SX40 HS, and the SX40 HS both from Canon or the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£239.00) is also worth considering.

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Average Megapixel

With a megapixel of 16.1 megapixels, the Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a relatively average megapixel compared to most of the other cameras that are a comparable age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16.1MP cameras currently available including the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£239.00) which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a higher megapixel then you might also want to look at the Fujifilm S1 (£179.00) (16.4MP), the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ1000 (£589.00) (20.1MP), or the Sony DSC-RX10 (£284.03) (20.2MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 has a relatively average digital zoom (4 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other bridge camera digital cameras that are a similar age to the Lumix DMC-FZ62.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 4x digital zoom digital cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the SX40 HS, the G1 X (£531.02), or the SX50 HS all from Canon.

If you are looking for a digital camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ72 (£239.00) (5x and higher rated).

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Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel
Image Stabilizer
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Image Formats Supported
Total Megapixels
Image Sensor Size
Design
Colour of Product
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Aperture Number
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Extra/Smart Zoom
Lens Structure (elements/groups)
Focusing
Auto Focusing (AF) Modes
Macro Focusing Range (wide)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (wide)
Macro Focusing Range (tele)
Auto Mode Focusing Range (tele)
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
ISO Sensitivity (max)
ISO Sensitivity (min)
Light Metering
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Slowest Camera Shutter Speed
Fastest Camera Shutter Speed
Flash
Flash Modes
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
Video Formats Supported
Analog Signal Format System
Video Resolutions
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Internal Memory
Display
Display Diagonal
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution (numeric)
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Screen Size
Magnification
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
Camera
White Balance
Photo Effects
Self-Timer Delay
Histogram
Image Quality Adjustment
Camera File System
Camera Playback
Contrast Adjustment
Scene Modes
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Weight (including Battery)
Battery
Power Source Type
Battery Technology
Battery Capacity
Packaging Content
AC Adapter Included
Cables Included
Batteries Included
Battery Charger Included
Other Features
Built-In Flash
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity

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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