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FZ50 or FZ7

Discussion in 'Panasonic Chat' started by GJH0702, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. GJH0702

    GJH0702 Member

    I am looking to buy a Panasonic- graduating from Sony compact digital.
    Looking to use general purpose BUT also for cycle racing, cars etc .Needs to be as simple as possible !!!
    Which would be the best & why, Many thanks
  2. Alex1994

    Alex1994 Well-Known Member


    There's a review of the FZ7 at http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/fz7.html.

    and reviews of both cameras at

    I don't know much about either, athough there are some other threads in this forum about the FZ50!

    I would think for motor sport you'd want minimal shutter lag (i.e. delay between pressing the shutter release and taking the photograph), plus high ISO sensitivity rating for use in really bad weather/low light.

    Hope this is of some help!
  3. Alex1994

    Alex1994 Well-Known Member

    - There's also a review in this week's AP of the Leica V-Lux 1, which is virtually the same camera!
  4. GJH0702

    GJH0702 Member

    Many thanks for your 'links' I have now taken the 'plunge' & bought a FZ7
    Quick question for 'best' pictures am I best savings as TIFF or JPEG

    Many thanks
  5. Alex1994

    Alex1994 Well-Known Member

    Save as TIFF files, as this is a 'lossless' format and doesn't lose any information.

    When you're working on the files in Photoshop or whatever, you can re-save them as jpegs if you wish to reduce space. The issue with jpegs is that they are compressed to save space; however, some information is lost. And if you continue to load and save a jpeg multiple times, then it's likely that more data will be lost each time! (A bit like photocopying a photocopy of a photocopy.) If you keep the TIFF originals, and work on copies, you can always go back to them if you need to (like negatives).

    Enjoy your new camera, and post some pictures sometime! :)

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