Hello Lumix followers,
Please note that I have started a similar thread on dpreview.com but since I have recentlly discovered Gordon's website I feel I should share my comparative information here as well. Thanks Gordon for providing this!.
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My beloved FZ20 plunged lately face down from about 3 feet, and I can guarantee you it’s not shock proof. The repair would be $300, a new used one on e-Bay about $200, so I’m on the market for a new camera.
I have my eyes on the upcoming L10, with all its pros and cons, because I believe it will be the best entry level DSLR and I can afford it. So was the FZ20 (best ultra-zoom) at that time…
Recently Panasonic posted a few sample pictures from the new L10, and my surprise was to realize that I took the same pictures (in Greece) about 2 month before with my FZ20.
I will let you be the judges…For the blue chapel shot, which is a very popular shot off the beaten tourist Santorini – Oia path I used a tripod to get the best picture possible. Check the EXIF info and tell me if I could have done anything better (you don’t really have to…).
http://picasaweb.google.com/podula/Phot ... 7791524306
FZ20, without PP, ISO 80, f/8.0, 6 mm (wide), 1/500 sec., OIS On, tripod, July 10 2007 5.30 PM
http://picasaweb.google.com/podula/Phot ... 0043613682
L10, ISO 100, f/10, 30 mm (zoomed in), 1/320 sec., Sept. 14 2PM
You can download the full size pictures for pixel peeping here:
• FZ20 shows noise at IDEAL conditions in the water and sky
• Will it show in 4”x6” prints? - NO WAY!
• Is L10 better? – FOR SURE!
• In ideal conditions, is a DSLR better than a compact? – BETTER BELIEVE IT!
• Will I buy an L10? – I’ll still wait for other’s opinions (dpreview, cameralabs, et. al.)
Hope this helps!