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Jim Zim
10-08-2004, 05:26 PM
Steve's Digicams:
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/fz20.html

By the way, congratulations Jeff on beating Steve by a week!

skyfree
10-09-2004, 03:08 PM
I don't like steve's reviews.. I disagree with him very often....

for example on fz20 review "...It is small enough to be considered a "compact super zoom" " I think it is not big as a digital slr.. however not a compact camera for sure

"There was also an average amount of chromatic aberration (purple fringing on highlights) in high-contrast areas, however it is quite a bit less than when compared to other "super zoom" models in this price range" In my opinion seems to be not affected by purple fringing.. there is really a bit of purple but not average...

"Our outdoor images were consistently well-exposed" look at these pictures (took at the same time by Jeff) the first fz20 the second canon 20d.. i think is obvious that fz20 has some exposure problem...
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/panasonic/dmc_fz20-review/P1000026-pp.JPG

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/canon/eos_20d-review/IMG_0349.JPG

another quote "Noise levels were average in high and low contrast areas, but you can only see this noise when looking at a 100% enlarged image. This is something that most users will not see, especially when printing the typical 4x6-inch print." noise levels average??? are above average!! something that most users will not see... mmmmh if you look a picture like the above.. even if resized the sky will always be full of noise....

And finally i want to notice that he wrote "the DMC-FZ20 incorporates many of the features like the Leica 12x Mega O.I.S (Optical Image Stabilizer) zoom lens found on its predecessor the DMC-FZ10, but adds more resolution with a 5-megapixel imager, a lossless TIFF quality format, a focus-assist lamp to aid its AF system in low light, and increases performance with its Venus Engine II LSI image processor"

but why 5 megapixel, why tiff quality if we look not at full size, and we must print 4x6? the image processor is really better? I have a lot of doubts on fz20.. I still consider fz10 the top... less purple fringing and an assist lamp would have been a good upgrade.. but that's not the way...