|Quoting GPHOTO (Reply 1):|
A bit long in the tooth, but I used to use the FZ-20. Still have it in fact and took it on holiday with me a few months ago as very convenient for travelling - like having an old friend back.
I know just what you mean! Having had an FZ10 for a couple of years (and having over 500 shots from it accepted on a.net) I replaced mine with a Canon 30D. However I missed the convienience of the FZ and have just bought an FZ30. It's a fantastic piece of kit.
Yes, noise is a problem, but with careful use of Neat Image it is easily minimised (always use NI
on the original image before downsizing to 1200 wide or whatever).
On the positive side the stabilsed Lieca 35-420 lens is amazing, the Focus locks quickly, the exposure is pretty good as are the colours. It's probably one of the few non-DSLR's that can take photos that will be accepted on a.net.
So far I've only had one shot added to the DB
taken with the FZ30 but another few are pending. If anyones interested here some I shot just last week with the FZ30.
Needless to say I've an almost identical set of shots taken with the 30D and 70-200 F4L. I intend to use the FZ30 for shots outwith the 70-200's range at both ends.
It's very interesting to compare the same shot taken with each camera....it's very hard to tell the difference!
As for the FZ50....I read the reviews of both this and the FZ30 very carefully before deciding that the FZ30 was the better camera. The fact I picked up an almost brand new FZ30 on ebay for £165 helped too!