Officials say ‘rogue drones’ have caused ‘chaos’ and shut down London’s Gatwick airport. If you’re looking for a high-quality camera, you don’t need to spend a ton of cash, nor do you need to buy the latest and greatest new product on the market. The zoom extends around 16mm on power up, after that all zooming is internal the lens doesn’t get any longer. I’m not a big fan of having the memory card slot down here because you can’t get to it while the camera is on a tripod. If I want video I use a video camera rather than try to use my still camera for both, and that’s where most of the improvements in the newer cameras are at. This is the lens at the full telephoto position, by the way.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5

You can get as close to your subject as 5 cm at wide-angle and 1 m at the telephoto end in macro mode. The OIS system can help. Also I took a picture in semi dark living room 20 feet away with flash and the result was a clear good photo with nice rendition of ffz5.

This feature can be used for making rz5 motion” animation. Bundles that include this product. The final stop on our tour is the bottom of the FZ5. The zoom controller moves the lens from the wide-angle to telephoto position in about 2. As with the FZ3, the first thing you notice is how small it is – especially compared to big brother the FZ The four-way controller is used for navigating the menus as well as:.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 Review

Sony fixes data loss issues with firmware v2. The lens also boasts a decent rmc of 1: Nikon Japan officially lists the D and D as discontinued. Best cameras and lenses Dec 19, camera news. The FZ5’s movie mode is the same as on its predecessor — nothing special.

Sigma releases X3F Raw conversion plugin for Photoshop. The FZ5 closes the gap between the high end and mid-range Panasonic ‘super zoom’ to such a degree that the arguments for the DMC-FZ20 come down to size some people prefer the bigger cameraflash the FZ20 has a hot-shoe for external units and a more powerful built-in flash and manual focus.

Technical Editor Richard Butler’s pick helped him capture his favorite images of the past 12 months: Now, let’s take a look how the FZ5 compares in size to other ultra zoom cameras in this class:. But then, I’m more accustomed to shooting with a full size SLR. The camera stores data on zf5 SD card.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 Review | Digital Camera Resource Page

One other feature that I appreciate is the ability to delete a group of photos, instead of just one or all. PhotoBase is a less impressive product that you can use for organizing and performing basic edits on your photos. To the right of the mode dial is the is the burst mode button.

The Nikon P is a bit of an oddity, but the unique shooting opportunities it makes possible are why it’s Editor Jeff Keller’s pick this year.


Panasonic includes a lens cap with a retaining strap with the camera to help protect that big lens! This is uncompressed image data that is as close to perfect as you’ll get out of the camera as there’s no RAW mode.

It’s been churning around the rumor mills for some time now, but Nikon Japan has confirmed the D and D have been discontinued. What’s more, the 12x zoom feature lets you focus on objects that are far away. Something else you’ll find in the box is a big plastic lens hood, which comes in handy when you’re shooting outdoors.

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5: Digital Photography Review

For the price, this one can’t be beat, and the newer panasonics are all mirror technology and not SLR. The zoom lever is a ring around the shutter release.

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Whether you’ve grown rz5 of what came with your DSLR, or want to start photographing different subjects, a new lens is probably in order.

There is a slight video lag – although Panasonic doesn’t quote a refresh rate, I suspect it is a little lower than the main screen.

Here you’ll find the battery compartment, memory card slot, and metal tripod mount not seen in this picture.