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I inherited this camera, looks to either have been used once or never, inside a padded camera case with battery charger and USB Trying to find out how much it is worth for resale, anyone have an idea about pricing? Take a look at the manual for the settings menus p [Quality]. This is a camera with a lot of features, so unless you are going to just leave it in the automatic mode, it’s worth the trouble to read through the manual as there are some pretty incredible features packed into this incredible camera.

I used this camera to shoot a wedding for a friend. I found it to be very reliable and used a setting f2. Couldn’t use it outdoors because of poor weather.

Maybe it was me as I am not used to TTL flash. Apart from that it’s a great camera in all respects. Not sure whether I should upgrade to the new FZ or not. Today, this awesome camera is a bargain, as low as USD, online. I am considering this camera to take on international trips for F1 races. Love the camera, hate the weight, also the space it takes up in my carry on.

Does anyone have any experience with this camera for sports photography? I love the shots I have gotten with the Canon rig, but the weight and size are an issue. I use this for sports it works really well, you get a large dof and fast burst.

Doesn’t come close to a good SLR, you’d be much better off to stick with the Canon. The FZ is useless if you’re any kind of serious sports photographer, I had one for about six months and got rid of it Hello DPR. I am new here. I have noticed in the specs section, the sensor resolution and Type are mentioned, but mostly, the size is not mentioned. I have to hunt for it, often on other sites. Should it not be included in the specs.

To the general viewer, the size is probably more important than the type, which I presume is more useful to those technically savvy. I am a very serious amateur photographer.

From my perspective the FZ is an incredible camera for what it is. When I want the best pictures I use a DSLR, but there are many occasions when I don’t want to carry a heavy camera with a lens attached.

The FZ takes very good pictures and has an incredible range of options. The number of options is a positive for me. However, remember you can always reset the camera to the factory defaults if something gets set wrong and you don’t know what it is. Also using the intelligent auto IA setting on the mode dial should help those less familiar with photography. Finally, those who don’t know much about photography should use JPEGs instead of RAW, it’s easier and can still produce amazing results.

For those who feel this camera isn’t good enough the FZ is out. Albeit the small sensor, constant F2. And today you can get it FZ at a bargain price online. Love it because it is light, has a decent Leica badged lens and zooms out to mm for those wildlife shots.

Takes decent videos too. The bad features are many: cumbersome and slow menu driven settings, often slow focusing, needing to refocus on some other object with more contrast, poor online manual with some features mentioned e. Noise levels are objectionable above ISO at full resolution when seen on a screen. It’s OK for snapshots and for those who do not want to carry large DSLRs with multiple lenses, especially while on travel.

After two weeks and watching the FZ utube videos by Graham Houghton I have come to the following conclusion. I really like this camera find the image quality great The images that after two weeks have surprised me in their clarity. I sold a SX50 to buy this and on my part feel very good about my decision. There was nothing wroung per say with the images from the SX50 but it felt like a plastic toy that wasn’t going to last. I would buy this camera again. As mentioned in the comments watch the videos on utube.

They are well done and answer questions that makes your images totally sharp. Anybody encounter a strange phenomenon where camera goes to portrait when put in aperture or shutter priority, and then won’t get to more than 3 M and no RAW? Also tells you to put the flash on. I need it for an upcoming trip and am thrown for a loop by this.

This was just one of many problems I had when I owned one for six months, judging by some of the comments here it’s strictly for amateurs who cannot be too serious about their photography. This is a confusing collection of remarks! Most users seem to either love it or despise it, really polar opposites. It’s almost as if the discussion is about two different cameras. This is actually for my year-old to take on an upcoming trip overseas.

Not much time to teach her the nuances of photography, but hopefully this will capture sufficient IQ in Auto to make her efforts worthwhile.

Can I suggest that anyone who has operating difficulty with this camera visits Graham Houghton on Youtube where he posts a comprehensive array of video tutorials specifically dedicated to all aspects of the Lumix FZ View these and your enjoyment of the camera will be greatly enhanced.

Appreciate your review. I wish more attention was given to this class of camera. As a photojournalist, this is a very handy all-in-1 body that I carry everywhere. Especially when changing lenses in inconvenient or not an option. I hope someone can help. I got the dmc fz several weeks ago and I find the setting and menus terribly confusing. Primarily I want to just shoot in raw always. Is there a way to globally choose raw? FYI – I have been a professional photographer for over 25 years shooting with canon, nikon, olympus but I am totally in the dark with this new camera.

For the other manufacturers, I have been able to buy Field Guides which provided step-by-step instructions. So now I am very frustrated. Well, I’ve been using this camera for more than 2 years now and I’ve to say it still blows my mind. And its a necessity that the user must be familiar with the setting and on how to use the camera properly to get the most out of it. The F2. I’ve a YouTube channel, and I’ve many videos regarding this camera.

If anyone is doubtful about this camera and its abilities, please check this link out I have used this camera for a number of years and it is still awesome. Good lens, great colours, and the in-built creative filters can give you lots of fun playing around with the photos you have already taken.

If you are into taking pictures in auto all the time you may be disappointed as it sometimes ups the ISO in lowlight. Its sensor is only 12mp and it gives decent shots, but if you do heavy cropping you will be disappointed. Not fantastic for low light hand held. Battery light is not so great. But still awesome pictures and awesome colours for those who can handle it. Hi, We were told this camera can shoot up to minutes via another web site, are you aware of that or is it false advertising.

What we were looking for is a camera, that can be shoot video for minutes, and this was advertised. We shoot weddings etc. Hi there, Could anyone who owns this camera tell me what the maximum recording times at fps and fps? My FZ goes up to 8mins which is important for me, many new cameras only seem to be able to record at these high frame rates for 30s.

Thanks for your help! Awesome camera! Have read some comments saying that has not the quality of DSLR Just don’t spill lens cleaning liquid over it’s lenses coz you might end up having issues. In my opinion, the bridge segment has been a damn one until the introduction of CMOS sensors. And there were good reasons for that. Aside optics, a bridge is more or less the same camera as a compact superzoom. Very often, they share the same sensor, the same processor and the same controls. This cameras define itself only by their optics.

My final word on this camera I’ve persisted with it for almost six months and the only reason I’m still using it is because my Nikon has broken down, new D body coming up!

Meantime, the Lumix is a great paperweight. You can but not with the HDMI cable. Then Press the Trash can button for a few seconds and you will see live view on your TV. I have the cable and I have used it. Works fine. I’ve had this camera 1 year 6 months and suddenly the Record button when pushed the Burst menu comes up.

This happened a few times a month ago, but then Record worked. Now it won’t record at all. Every time I push the Record button the Burst menu comes up. I do shoot a lot of soccer video with this camera and loved it till now. So I press the Record button probably times per 1 hour game.

And I shoot a lot of games. It is surprising how the reviews from actual users differ from the review published by DPreview for this camera. It seems that the more this camera is used, the more disappointing it is. I have bought this camera after having read this DPreview and took it back within 2 weeks of purchase. Have u ever tried to learn how to use it? Do you shoot in jpg or raw? Is not this review just the only good one and is highly rated by buyers at Amazon too As feature-filled as this camera is, I have been having a terrible time with it.

I have found it’s ISO settings changed to without my knowledge on a number of occasions resulting in terrible results. It seems that, because of the way the controls are located on the back of the camera, when I grip the camera with my right hand I mash the ISO and white balance settings resulting in disastrous results. Is there a way to lock those controls? I have made my living doing photography for many decades and I have never had such embarrassing results with any of the closet full of cameras I have previously used.

I agree, am having exactly the same problem with my FZ I have just ordered a “C” bracket on eBay so I can handle the camera without having to touch the right hand side. I too am a retired news photog and agree about the image quality, I have to Photoshop every image I want to print. The old film days were cumbersome and time wasting, but at least we knew we’d get consistent quality!

Same thing happened to me. Simple fix, buy this ring, fits perfect around the control button. I wanted a lighter, easy to use super zoom that I didn’t have to change lenses. It does have a great burst feature, but as a person who likes a crisp, sharp photo, sadly the FZ isn’t the camera for me. Not seeing this.

It has the opposite – slow motion – under creative video, but where are you seeing an intervalometer or equivalent? I had decided to purchase this camera I live in India till I was educated on the importance of the sensor size. The sensor this camera has is much smaller than a APS-C. I loose on quality of image. Bridge cameras offer a compromise to larger SLR cameras. There is a similar relationship between the focal length and the maximum aperture. Therefore if you fit a bigger sensor you will need a correspondingly larger camera and lens to support it.

S for it. If they ever make a weather proof one they will have achieved the perfect travel camera. In many countries today it is hard to travel with lots of equipment and clear customs.

Some third world countries greatly restrict recording devices Cuba comes to mind. Same image quality and same portable as possible Someone Pleae help me. I am very confused. I’m only interested in low light image quality. Some even saying that MK1 is better than MK2. Can someone please please help me make the decision. Check the studio tool to get your own opinion. I dont think it will be a huge difference. If there is any difference you will have to check at pixel level.

No way you will earn a stop. What it’s not good at in rxmk 1 it will not be good at rx mk2. To earn low light, go to a bigger sensor Panasonic gf7? I’ve had it 1 month now, and this camera is my introduction back, after many a year hiatus , when I shot with a Pentax spotmatic II screw on lenses. Love the camera suits my needs, fits in my pocket, takes great pictures. I recently discovered that my RX II clock runs fast, it gains a whole minute per month! This is a huge problem for me especially before I discovered it because I geocode my pictures after the fact by means of GPX files from my GPS – everything hinges on the camera being set to the right time – and keeping accurate time.

I am desperately wondering if any body has faced the problem of random photos being read as “unsupported image format” on the computer? They are also blacked out on the camera too.

I followed any advice on deleting all photos on camera and formatting the card, but it happened again. This malign problem has ruined at least half of my photos. The worst part is that you don’t know which files will be like this or will luckily be saved as a healthy one. Please give any tip that would address this headache. Make sure you are not shooting in the RAW mode. If you are, you will be unable to open the pictures, unless you have the software to match.

This is probably a question that is opposite of most people. Everytime I shoot a macro potrait photo , the background is blurred. How do I unblur the background? What sort of setting can I use? I like the background defocus for extreme close-up shots, but sometimes i want the background to show up to.

Please let me know how to change the settings? Hi, did you try to different aperture setings? I owed one. It intermittently vibrates and makes a buzzing noise when turned on.

A search on the internet suggests that this is a problem for many Sony cameras, not just the rx II. Got mine brand new for a really nice price as shops are getting rid of the ‘old’ stock.

How many times did the review mention “shooting experience”-? It made me giggle. Personally, I get my kicks from the stuff I see uploaded on the screen. Well, to each and every one of the reasons for choosing a camera are personal. I was looking for something pocketable to produce ‘acceptable’ picture quality. On the negative side: The box had a very cheap feel to it and the manual is of no help at all. Money well spent. An extra battery and an external charger are still on my shopping list and a protective case.

If this thing lasts in outdoors use is a question to be answered. Then again, I can buy a new one for the price of repairing a Canon L lens It’s appropriate for a review to mention something like the clicks, or lack of them, with the wheel.

That’s a design decision Sony made, to do with video use partly, that you can feel one way or another about. I see that. RX II owners have lots of opinions about how to use the 7 Fn slots, where to put the Drive modes, and so on. If you’ve spent time with a camera you develop a sense of how it really works in those ways. This particular review, telling us the back command wheel is “slightly under-used,” what?

The shoddy manual is a much more legitimate criticism. None of the Sony manuals come close to the third-party books out there. They phoned that in, and they should be called on that.

The lack of an intervelometer, or of solid support for PlayMemories, are substantial points. Reviews miss that stuff about this camera, and obsess on the ring. I appreciate your comments, WRSIan. A note on the poor manual that comes in the box; forget the paper guide and download the PDF manual from Sony. It’s free and very good, as owner’s manuals go. I am on the point of buying one of these cameras but need a wireless remote control not smartphone based!

To my abject amazement nobody makes one that is compatible with new sony multi connector! Can anybody correct me on this? I hope that I am wrong.. You might want to ask the TriggerTrap people. They’ve only just come out with the Rx II compatible version of their product, and while it’s mainly driven off a smart phone dongle, the whole thing is pretty extensible.

You can use TriggerTrap with hackable arduino kit, for example, to have your robot take pictures. The TriggerTrap Ada product they’re about to come out with seems like a physical trigger of some kind, too.

I am sight limited, this would help me wonderfully! I am not Sony lover but just visited the review because I like reading about cameras. You can argue than one is still better by one stop or something but hey, the winners are not obvious. Check yourself! Getting close here. I’ve heard the RX M2 is not really so much better in low light as the first model. Anyone out there that has both? What do you guys think? Also maybe I should wait for the successor to the RX M I would love to have the EVF, but the current one is almost as expensive as the camera itself I have both, the difference is not substantial.

The Mk 3 is surely coming soon and surely worth waiting for. From my POV. I’m personally hoping for a wider lens i.

What do you mean by ” more uniform maximum aperture”? Are you complaining that the maximum aperture of the current one is problematic? And I have found that a viewfinder is sometimes sorely needed with the RX, even in only modestly bright conditions. The Olympus XZ-1’s high-quality VF-2 optional viewfinder is not all that large and it rides around in a case that attaches to the neck strap. It’s a little inconvenient, but it is absolutely great to have, when the need arises.

I suppose that goes without saying. I would like to see a small viewfinder built in to a future design of the RX, much like the one built into the tiny Panasonic LF That would be ideal. Even if it was sub-par, since it would only be used occasionally, as needed. Darn, I got myself the sony grip and found now it wont fit in the original casing. But to anyone looking for a slim, affordable case for the RX, I would still recommend the Dashpoint I just bought one in replace of my d First shot of the camera after came out of shop was night scene parade.

We were taking mostly children and its sooooo difficult to get all 9 childrens to pose in one place for more than 2sec. Have narrow my term of compact to either rxII or Canon S and given majority of photos under dim light and after searching the web for comparison, have settled down for the rxII.

Should have wait for the RX Now you’ll have to go and sell the RX The wifi is soooo useless!!! I tried it and all you can do is press the shutter change from video to photo and zoom And no setting at all!! You can’t set it manually! Even if you set up all your settings and then turn on the wifi it will still shoot in auto mode I will say up to 5m I tried taking picture with my Rx on my DJI phantom for a job and it lost it after less than 10m away This is a very good point, and goes to the more general issue of Sony’s lack of significant support for the things like PlayMemories apps.

Your camera ships without an intervelometer? Firmware updates should Oh, they don’t do those? Failing that, just plug one into the extensible application that can control it remotely! And there is such a thing, only the folks at Sony haven’t tweaked it to work with their premium compact, so we’re out of luck.

The inability to control any kind of settings with the Wifi shooting is just a symptom of an important support task Sony is failing to perform. They’re quite unresponsive when it comes to supporting this exceptional little camera. The manual is sort of throw-away-able, actually, even on the most basic level of support. It comes with the camera.

A VERY cheap, little, puny manual, edited on recycled paper. And don’t go there with rough fingers Not sure what “papa natas” is talking about, but that description doesn’t fit the manual I got. Judging by the ratings, people seem to like them. In test scene we can see right down corner of the picture completely unsharp and on the left side is much better. It means poor quality. Right mounted lens on camera should give the same sharpness in all 4 corners.

Whatever might be causing the ‘poor quality’ – the alignment of the camera in the studio or the alignment of lens elements or the lenses attachment to the camera body – the result is an image quality, you can’t seriously praise as ‘top of its class’!

In a camera review on a german website ‘dkamera’ you can find the same phenomenon: They ignore the poor image quality of the RXII compared to the RX see last two images in test chapter ‘Abbildungsleistung’ – and give the camera the highest rating!

I’m surely no hater of Zeiss lenses as being owner of six of them. But the renowned brandname can’t make me blind. Hi, I’m looking into the or the II. Are you saying that the image quality of the II is lower than the ? If so do you know why that would be? Identical lens and sensor. Thanks for any advice, feedback. Hi, RasterFarian! And I don’t know what to think of it! My advice: If you can do without Wi-Fi or an optional viewfinder, go for the RX, the price of which has dropped down a lot!

Or take the equally sized Panasonic GM1 into consideration, with its bigger sensor, its praised tiny zoom lens and the option for lens changing. Or what about the Canon G1X II still to be launched in a few weeks , which seems to be a really versatile and capable compact camera, albeit not as compact as the RX II, but with a bigger sensor and with expanded zoom range?

The Canon – the optional VF included – is anything but inexpensive, though. I tend to spot a lot of “equally sized” sentences and I’m always interested but always also let down. So the short answer to GM1 vs RX is: not really.

See eg. Then the zoom lens always also tend to have poor ability to capture light, like starting with F3. Yep, it seems there is a relation with focusing and sizes of sensors or lenses. But maybe nanotechnology can bring super sharp and high zoom cameras.

And maybe there can high spectrum sensors including infrared or ultraviolet for example and then use it for some improvement in visual image.

It is easy to imagine, but I am not sure if it is physically possible. I want a compact point and shoot camera with a larger sensor but more zoom range. You cannot have it all ways so I suspect what you want is not possible. The consensus is that Sony have got the most into the least space that has been achieved up to now.

Again, not really. If you set the iso on both cameras, what the “base iso” is doesn’t matter. It’s just for both sony and fuji. My observation was that you can’t compare them on the same ISO value when the other values F, speed turn out to imply that sony needs to get more time, hence possibly needing a further ISO increment. In real world, this would translate as shooting at lower iso with Fuji, being the desired speed and aperture the same.

It would be nice if dpReview made people notice in an OBVIOUS way on their comparison pages, that there is some iso overestimation going on for all cameras, and varying from model to model. Doesn’t make much sense, at least explained that way. I can reply that it needs more light because the sensor is bigger Hence, it captures more light because it is physically necessary for achieving the same exposure. And guess what? At the long end of the zoom f1.

Hence the Sony needs more time to gather the light and chooses a slower shutter speed. Up to 4x angle of view equivalent to that of mm lens in 35mm [] format. Electronically-controlled ND filter -2 AV selection.

Auto 9-area automatic selection Center Face priority Manual with 99 focus areas Subject tracking. Monitor Collapse Monitor Monitor Size 3. Exposure Collapse Exposure Exposure Metering segment matrix, center-weighted. Programmed auto exposure Exposure compensation Programmed Auto. Up to 3 shots at. Can be selected from 10 or 2 seconds duration. Flash Collapse Flash Built-in flash Range approx. ISO sensitivity: Auto [W]: 0. TTL auto flash with monitor preflashes.

Can be selected from: Auto p p i. Still pictures: Approx. Battery life may vary depending on shooting interval and length of time menus and images are displayed.

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Custom workspaces always are applied to all available screens. I do use noise reduction, but I do it at a later stage in my editing workflow. Select a different option from the Color pull-down menu and adjust the Intensity, Radius, and Threshold sliders again to determine the sharpening to apply to the additional color. The quality setting will greatly impact the amount of time it takes to process the Noise Reduction filter. One way to use the Crop Tool is to help improve your compositions. Portraits usually require soft lighting and low contrast. Clearly, the optimal format to save images in must preserve as much image data as possible, offer a bit color space, and allow the photographer the flexibility to override the settings set by the camera.

 
 

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The number of options is a positive for me. However, remember you can always reset the camera to the factory defaults if something gets set wrong and you don’t know what it is. Also using the intelligent auto IA setting on the mode dial should help those less familiar with photography. Finally, those who don’t know much about photography should use JPEGs instead of RAW, it’s easier and can still produce amazing results. For those who feel this camera isn’t good enough the FZ is out.

Albeit the small sensor, constant F2. And today you can get it FZ at a bargain price online. Love it because it is light, has a decent Leica badged lens and zooms out to mm for those wildlife shots. Takes decent videos too. The bad features are many: cumbersome and slow menu driven settings, often slow focusing, needing to refocus on some other object with more contrast, poor online manual with some features mentioned e.

Noise levels are objectionable above ISO at full resolution when seen on a screen. It’s OK for snapshots and for those who do not want to carry large DSLRs with multiple lenses, especially while on travel. After two weeks and watching the FZ utube videos by Graham Houghton I have come to the following conclusion. I really like this camera find the image quality great The images that after two weeks have surprised me in their clarity. I sold a SX50 to buy this and on my part feel very good about my decision.

There was nothing wroung per say with the images from the SX50 but it felt like a plastic toy that wasn’t going to last. I would buy this camera again. As mentioned in the comments watch the videos on utube. They are well done and answer questions that makes your images totally sharp. Anybody encounter a strange phenomenon where camera goes to portrait when put in aperture or shutter priority, and then won’t get to more than 3 M and no RAW?

Also tells you to put the flash on. I need it for an upcoming trip and am thrown for a loop by this. This was just one of many problems I had when I owned one for six months, judging by some of the comments here it’s strictly for amateurs who cannot be too serious about their photography. This is a confusing collection of remarks! Most users seem to either love it or despise it, really polar opposites. It’s almost as if the discussion is about two different cameras.

This is actually for my year-old to take on an upcoming trip overseas. Not much time to teach her the nuances of photography, but hopefully this will capture sufficient IQ in Auto to make her efforts worthwhile.

Can I suggest that anyone who has operating difficulty with this camera visits Graham Houghton on Youtube where he posts a comprehensive array of video tutorials specifically dedicated to all aspects of the Lumix FZ View these and your enjoyment of the camera will be greatly enhanced.

Appreciate your review. I wish more attention was given to this class of camera. As a photojournalist, this is a very handy all-in-1 body that I carry everywhere. Especially when changing lenses in inconvenient or not an option. I hope someone can help. I got the dmc fz several weeks ago and I find the setting and menus terribly confusing.

Primarily I want to just shoot in raw always. Is there a way to globally choose raw? FYI – I have been a professional photographer for over 25 years shooting with canon, nikon, olympus but I am totally in the dark with this new camera.

For the other manufacturers, I have been able to buy Field Guides which provided step-by-step instructions. So now I am very frustrated. Well, I’ve been using this camera for more than 2 years now and I’ve to say it still blows my mind.

And its a necessity that the user must be familiar with the setting and on how to use the camera properly to get the most out of it. The F2. I’ve a YouTube channel, and I’ve many videos regarding this camera.

If anyone is doubtful about this camera and its abilities, please check this link out I have used this camera for a number of years and it is still awesome. Good lens, great colours, and the in-built creative filters can give you lots of fun playing around with the photos you have already taken.

If you are into taking pictures in auto all the time you may be disappointed as it sometimes ups the ISO in lowlight. Its sensor is only 12mp and it gives decent shots, but if you do heavy cropping you will be disappointed. Not fantastic for low light hand held. Battery light is not so great. But still awesome pictures and awesome colours for those who can handle it. Hi, We were told this camera can shoot up to minutes via another web site, are you aware of that or is it false advertising.

What we were looking for is a camera, that can be shoot video for minutes, and this was advertised. We shoot weddings etc. Hi there, Could anyone who owns this camera tell me what the maximum recording times at fps and fps? My FZ goes up to 8mins which is important for me, many new cameras only seem to be able to record at these high frame rates for 30s. Thanks for your help! Awesome camera! Have read some comments saying that has not the quality of DSLR Just don’t spill lens cleaning liquid over it’s lenses coz you might end up having issues.

In my opinion, the bridge segment has been a damn one until the introduction of CMOS sensors. And there were good reasons for that.

Aside optics, a bridge is more or less the same camera as a compact superzoom. Very often, they share the same sensor, the same processor and the same controls. This cameras define itself only by their optics. My final word on this camera I’ve persisted with it for almost six months and the only reason I’m still using it is because my Nikon has broken down, new D body coming up!

Meantime, the Lumix is a great paperweight. You can but not with the HDMI cable. Then Press the Trash can button for a few seconds and you will see live view on your TV. I have the cable and I have used it. Works fine. I’ve had this camera 1 year 6 months and suddenly the Record button when pushed the Burst menu comes up.

This happened a few times a month ago, but then Record worked. Now it won’t record at all. Every time I push the Record button the Burst menu comes up. I do shoot a lot of soccer video with this camera and loved it till now. So I press the Record button probably times per 1 hour game. And I shoot a lot of games. It is surprising how the reviews from actual users differ from the review published by DPreview for this camera.

It seems that the more this camera is used, the more disappointing it is. I have bought this camera after having read this DPreview and took it back within 2 weeks of purchase. Have u ever tried to learn how to use it?

Do you shoot in jpg or raw? Is not this review just the only good one and is highly rated by buyers at Amazon too As feature-filled as this camera is, I have been having a terrible time with it.

I have found it’s ISO settings changed to without my knowledge on a number of occasions resulting in terrible results. It seems that, because of the way the controls are located on the back of the camera, when I grip the camera with my right hand I mash the ISO and white balance settings resulting in disastrous results. Is there a way to lock those controls? I have made my living doing photography for many decades and I have never had such embarrassing results with any of the closet full of cameras I have previously used.

I agree, am having exactly the same problem with my FZ I have just ordered a “C” bracket on eBay so I can handle the camera without having to touch the right hand side. I too am a retired news photog and agree about the image quality, I have to Photoshop every image I want to print. The old film days were cumbersome and time wasting, but at least we knew we’d get consistent quality!

Same thing happened to me. Simple fix, buy this ring, fits perfect around the control button. I wanted a lighter, easy to use super zoom that I didn’t have to change lenses. It does have a great burst feature, but as a person who likes a crisp, sharp photo, sadly the FZ isn’t the camera for me.

Not seeing this. It has the opposite – slow motion – under creative video, but where are you seeing an intervalometer or equivalent? I had decided to purchase this camera I live in India till I was educated on the importance of the sensor size. The sensor this camera has is much smaller than a APS-C.

I loose on quality of image. Bridge cameras offer a compromise to larger SLR cameras. There is a similar relationship between the focal length and the maximum aperture. Therefore if you fit a bigger sensor you will need a correspondingly larger camera and lens to support it. Sports and wildlife photographers don,t carry those heavy pieces of kit around to impress, they have to be that size to go with the larger sensor. Further to my recent post, I have to say that the more I use this camera, the less I like it.

Having taken some stills and video over the weekend, I find that the autofocus is pathetic, especially when you start to zoom out, even at 3x it starts to hunt all over the place for a focal point. This camera is so bad that I am beginning to think I have bought a faulty model. Any other digital camera can be taken from the box and immediately start producing beautiful images, not so with this one as I have yet to make an image or video that I call sharp I totally agree with You, after shooting more than photos with these B I totally agree with you Lost Aussie.

I thought it was faulty too but on further investigation, it is how it is. I bought it as a replacement for my old worn out Canon Powershot S51S, but the Lumix does not come close to the image quality of the Canon.

I find the Lumix has much less colour depth and much less highlight detail. Further, the video function shows no recording time on the display like the Canon does, and also I find the controls cumbersome and fiddly to handle, AND it is not good on battery life as the reviews suggest.

I do know a bit about cameras as I am a retired press photographer, not a megapixel and zoom spruiker as most self appointed specialists emphasise. I will use this camera mainly for video, but for serious stills I’ll stick to my old Nikon D80 thanks! Looks like a beautiful camera – how robust is it mist or rain – would you take it on a boat?

Pity it doesn’t have built-in GPS – it is such a pleasure to have photos automatically geolocated…but it already has loads of features. I’m sold. I have had my camera for 6 months and have mixed feelings, mostly good. I have probaby taken over 5, shots. The design and workmanship are excellent. On occasions I have accidently hit a button I did not want to hit. In my opinion the camera has too many features. My biggest complaints are the owners manual and the software.

The manual and software are on an enclosed CD disk. The manual is poorly done with some features missing entirely or so vague as to be useless. The software is SilkyPix. If you plan on shooting RAW, you should give this program a trial run first. Some may like it, I can’t stand it. My solution is a program called Helicon Filter.

To get this older version you will need to make a special request for an unlisted download. How do I make this special request for Helicon Filter 4. I have been looking for this and cannot find it. I would love to download it. I have this camera as well, and while it certainly is a phenomenal point-and-shoot and very high quality, I tend to agree with you that it probably has too many features in a point-and-shoot.

Is that possible? Well, kinda, yes. The camera is so sophisticated that it almost becomes tricky to use real well. I suppose any complex thing is like this, and I am definitely not a super-expert when it comes to photography. I have had a couple of other digital cameras over the years, and this one is by FAR the best, but I’m not sure if I will ever be perfectly comfortable with all of its features and intricacies. I also agree that the manual can be quite a puzzle to figure out.

It isn’t the best on documentation, unfortunately. Is this an awesome camera? The power zoom is incredible, the optics are super quality, the articulated LCD is SO nice to have, and the price is quite reasonable too. Do be prepared for a cornucopia of features! Do a search in Youtube for Graham Houghton. He has a superb series of videos explaining how to get the best out of this camera.

Just what you need by the sound of it. This is a real enthusiast’s bridge camera and many owners, through no fault of their own and despite some effort on their part, are overwhelmed by its potential. I agree with the positive comments here. Graham Houghton is an excellent reviewer and web-teacher on how to use the camera. I have taken really good pictures out of my FZ It may not be a DSLR, but its potential is just amazing. I would prefer to use this in my everyday shooting than a heavy DSLR.

Well, as good as this guy may be, I don’t think anyone with any digital photography experience should need to take an on-line course on how to use this camera. If I buy a new state of the art motor car, do I have to take an on-line course on how to drive it? My FZ has been ok for landscapes etc but the results are repeatedly poor when it comes to photographing people, kids etc. With stills and video alike, the colour saturation and skin tones are pathetic, redardless of lighting conditions.

Some of the flat, lifeless images I have taken could not even be improved in Photoshop! You can talk all day about the bells and whistles, but the bottom line is a nice clean, balanced image and I’m not getting that.

I think that Pansonic have exploited the Leica name by putting a good 2. Still finding new things about my camera I have looked at settings and all suggestions by experts and manuals lead me to video settings which are no help. Can I take shots and then edit in LR? So frustrated and confused!! We use a lot of cameras, from simple point-and-shoot models to professional workhorses, and everything in between.

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In addition to the new stills and video capture modes for the a1, Sony has also released a minor firmware update for its a7S III full-frame mirrorless camera. Have you ever come across a ‘Pro Mist’ or ‘Cinebloom’ filter and wondered what they do, or why you might want them? If they ever make a weather proof one they will have achieved the perfect travel camera. In many countries today it is hard to travel with lots of equipment and clear customs.

Some third world countries greatly restrict recording devices Cuba comes to mind. Same image quality and same portable as possible Someone Pleae help me. I am very confused. I’m only interested in low light image quality. Some even saying that MK1 is better than MK2.

Can someone please please help me make the decision. Check the studio tool to get your own opinion. I dont think it will be a huge difference. If there is any difference you will have to check at pixel level.

No way you will earn a stop. What it’s not good at in rxmk 1 it will not be good at rx mk2. To earn low light, go to a bigger sensor Panasonic gf7? I’ve had it 1 month now, and this camera is my introduction back, after many a year hiatus , when I shot with a Pentax spotmatic II screw on lenses.

Love the camera suits my needs, fits in my pocket, takes great pictures. I recently discovered that my RX II clock runs fast, it gains a whole minute per month! This is a huge problem for me especially before I discovered it because I geocode my pictures after the fact by means of GPX files from my GPS – everything hinges on the camera being set to the right time – and keeping accurate time.

I am desperately wondering if any body has faced the problem of random photos being read as “unsupported image format” on the computer? They are also blacked out on the camera too. I followed any advice on deleting all photos on camera and formatting the card, but it happened again.

This malign problem has ruined at least half of my photos. The worst part is that you don’t know which files will be like this or will luckily be saved as a healthy one. Please give any tip that would address this headache. Make sure you are not shooting in the RAW mode.

If you are, you will be unable to open the pictures, unless you have the software to match. This is probably a question that is opposite of most people. Everytime I shoot a macro potrait photo , the background is blurred. How do I unblur the background? What sort of setting can I use? I like the background defocus for extreme close-up shots, but sometimes i want the background to show up to.

Please let me know how to change the settings? Hi, did you try to different aperture setings? I owed one. It intermittently vibrates and makes a buzzing noise when turned on. A search on the internet suggests that this is a problem for many Sony cameras, not just the rx II. Got mine brand new for a really nice price as shops are getting rid of the ‘old’ stock. How many times did the review mention “shooting experience”-? It made me giggle.

Personally, I get my kicks from the stuff I see uploaded on the screen. Well, to each and every one of the reasons for choosing a camera are personal. I was looking for something pocketable to produce ‘acceptable’ picture quality. On the negative side: The box had a very cheap feel to it and the manual is of no help at all.

Money well spent. An extra battery and an external charger are still on my shopping list and a protective case. If this thing lasts in outdoors use is a question to be answered. Then again, I can buy a new one for the price of repairing a Canon L lens It’s appropriate for a review to mention something like the clicks, or lack of them, with the wheel.

That’s a design decision Sony made, to do with video use partly, that you can feel one way or another about. I see that. RX II owners have lots of opinions about how to use the 7 Fn slots, where to put the Drive modes, and so on. If you’ve spent time with a camera you develop a sense of how it really works in those ways.

This particular review, telling us the back command wheel is “slightly under-used,” what? The shoddy manual is a much more legitimate criticism. None of the Sony manuals come close to the third-party books out there. They phoned that in, and they should be called on that.

The lack of an intervelometer, or of solid support for PlayMemories, are substantial points. Reviews miss that stuff about this camera, and obsess on the ring. I appreciate your comments, WRSIan. A note on the poor manual that comes in the box; forget the paper guide and download the PDF manual from Sony. It’s free and very good, as owner’s manuals go. I am on the point of buying one of these cameras but need a wireless remote control not smartphone based!

To my abject amazement nobody makes one that is compatible with new sony multi connector! Can anybody correct me on this? I hope that I am wrong.. You might want to ask the TriggerTrap people. They’ve only just come out with the Rx II compatible version of their product, and while it’s mainly driven off a smart phone dongle, the whole thing is pretty extensible.

You can use TriggerTrap with hackable arduino kit, for example, to have your robot take pictures. The TriggerTrap Ada product they’re about to come out with seems like a physical trigger of some kind, too.

I am sight limited, this would help me wonderfully! I am not Sony lover but just visited the review because I like reading about cameras. You can argue than one is still better by one stop or something but hey, the winners are not obvious. Check yourself! Getting close here. I’ve heard the RX M2 is not really so much better in low light as the first model. Anyone out there that has both? What do you guys think? Also maybe I should wait for the successor to the RX M I would love to have the EVF, but the current one is almost as expensive as the camera itself I have both, the difference is not substantial.

The Mk 3 is surely coming soon and surely worth waiting for. From my POV. I’m personally hoping for a wider lens i. What do you mean by ” more uniform maximum aperture”? Are you complaining that the maximum aperture of the current one is problematic? And I have found that a viewfinder is sometimes sorely needed with the RX, even in only modestly bright conditions. The Olympus XZ-1’s high-quality VF-2 optional viewfinder is not all that large and it rides around in a case that attaches to the neck strap.

It’s a little inconvenient, but it is absolutely great to have, when the need arises. I suppose that goes without saying. I would like to see a small viewfinder built in to a future design of the RX, much like the one built into the tiny Panasonic LF That would be ideal.

Even if it was sub-par, since it would only be used occasionally, as needed. Darn, I got myself the sony grip and found now it wont fit in the original casing. But to anyone looking for a slim, affordable case for the RX, I would still recommend the Dashpoint I just bought one in replace of my d First shot of the camera after came out of shop was night scene parade. We were taking mostly children and its sooooo difficult to get all 9 childrens to pose in one place for more than 2sec.

Have narrow my term of compact to either rxII or Canon S and given majority of photos under dim light and after searching the web for comparison, have settled down for the rxII. Should have wait for the RX Now you’ll have to go and sell the RX The wifi is soooo useless!!! I tried it and all you can do is press the shutter change from video to photo and zoom And no setting at all!! You can’t set it manually! Even if you set up all your settings and then turn on the wifi it will still shoot in auto mode I will say up to 5m I tried taking picture with my Rx on my DJI phantom for a job and it lost it after less than 10m away This is a very good point, and goes to the more general issue of Sony’s lack of significant support for the things like PlayMemories apps.

Your camera ships without an intervelometer? Firmware updates should Oh, they don’t do those? Failing that, just plug one into the extensible application that can control it remotely! And there is such a thing, only the folks at Sony haven’t tweaked it to work with their premium compact, so we’re out of luck. The inability to control any kind of settings with the Wifi shooting is just a symptom of an important support task Sony is failing to perform.

They’re quite unresponsive when it comes to supporting this exceptional little camera. The manual is sort of throw-away-able, actually, even on the most basic level of support. It comes with the camera. A VERY cheap, little, puny manual, edited on recycled paper.

And don’t go there with rough fingers Not sure what “papa natas” is talking about, but that description doesn’t fit the manual I got. Judging by the ratings, people seem to like them. In test scene we can see right down corner of the picture completely unsharp and on the left side is much better. It means poor quality. Right mounted lens on camera should give the same sharpness in all 4 corners. Whatever might be causing the ‘poor quality’ – the alignment of the camera in the studio or the alignment of lens elements or the lenses attachment to the camera body – the result is an image quality, you can’t seriously praise as ‘top of its class’!

In a camera review on a german website ‘dkamera’ you can find the same phenomenon: They ignore the poor image quality of the RXII compared to the RX see last two images in test chapter ‘Abbildungsleistung’ – and give the camera the highest rating!

I’m surely no hater of Zeiss lenses as being owner of six of them. But the renowned brandname can’t make me blind. Hi, I’m looking into the or the II. Are you saying that the image quality of the II is lower than the ?

If so do you know why that would be? Identical lens and sensor. Thanks for any advice, feedback. Hi, RasterFarian! And I don’t know what to think of it! My advice: If you can do without Wi-Fi or an optional viewfinder, go for the RX, the price of which has dropped down a lot! Or take the equally sized Panasonic GM1 into consideration, with its bigger sensor, its praised tiny zoom lens and the option for lens changing. Or what about the Canon G1X II still to be launched in a few weeks , which seems to be a really versatile and capable compact camera, albeit not as compact as the RX II, but with a bigger sensor and with expanded zoom range?

The Canon – the optional VF included – is anything but inexpensive, though. I tend to spot a lot of “equally sized” sentences and I’m always interested but always also let down. So the short answer to GM1 vs RX is: not really. See eg. Then the zoom lens always also tend to have poor ability to capture light, like starting with F3.

Yep, it seems there is a relation with focusing and sizes of sensors or lenses. But maybe nanotechnology can bring super sharp and high zoom cameras. And maybe there can high spectrum sensors including infrared or ultraviolet for example and then use it for some improvement in visual image. It is easy to imagine, but I am not sure if it is physically possible. I want a compact point and shoot camera with a larger sensor but more zoom range.

You cannot have it all ways so I suspect what you want is not possible. The consensus is that Sony have got the most into the least space that has been achieved up to now. Again, not really. If you set the iso on both cameras, what the “base iso” is doesn’t matter. It’s just for both sony and fuji. My observation was that you can’t compare them on the same ISO value when the other values F, speed turn out to imply that sony needs to get more time, hence possibly needing a further ISO increment.

In real world, this would translate as shooting at lower iso with Fuji, being the desired speed and aperture the same. It would be nice if dpReview made people notice in an OBVIOUS way on their comparison pages, that there is some iso overestimation going on for all cameras, and varying from model to model.

Doesn’t make much sense, at least explained that way. I can reply that it needs more light because the sensor is bigger Hence, it captures more light because it is physically necessary for achieving the same exposure. And guess what? At the long end of the zoom f1. Hence the Sony needs more time to gather the light and chooses a slower shutter speed.

Hi Frank. The price of cameras are based on what they think you are prepared to pay and not cost of production. That is why manufacturers price cameras at a high price when introduced to tempt the early adopters and then a Dutch auction takes place over months where prices are reduced to tempt others. Wise men say, only fools rush in. But I can’t help being a born hoarder. That’s the motto for early buyers. I always wait at least 6 months to buy a camera of my fancy, so I have time to see the elevation and the landing of the novelty.

It’s a quarantine I give to see the aps that will ensure a better performance. Usually the models bought after that period already have the aps.

Remember the infamous Fujifilm X10? And the hellish lapse of time before the company acknowledged the disks flop? They all were first wave buyers. I never sell my cameras.

I’m a camera hoarder, and they will lay me to my final rest with all my toys. Batteries included. Yes MK2 have more features than the original RX But wonder why it is so expensive for a camera made in China?

Timmbits: I sometimes have that feeling too when people iDiots pay a fortune for a chinese product with a US marketed shiny apple on it. After looking for a compact digital with large sensor. So would this make it the best one to buy for Picture quality , which is what i really want. Not sure if it has zoom , but then none of the large sensors seem to have zoom. Would cropping deliver the same results as a Sony HX50v. Maybe the confusing naming of sensor sizes has One day we may have an understandable naming ie diagonal measurement in mm 7.

This would make the Sony X a 4. The HX50V would be a 1. If you’re looking for the best image quality you can produce from a shirt pocket camera that has a great deal of flexibility, then buy the RX I’ve been carrying this camera around the world with me for over two years now. It’s never disappointed me for compact-type camera usage. That’s saying a lot. I couldn’t agree more. Diamond award from me. As dpreview admits, this is the clear class leader.

I’m somewhat confused about their “silver award” Hi Thom. I have a Nikon etc that I am about to manoeuvre to my first and last trip to Africa. I cant really afford to buy a compact camera on top of all the other bits and pieces I’ve forked out for but I think it will be an essential extra for impromptu people shots and twilight walks.

I am 70 and arthritic A Sony RX seems the way to go but low light shooting and wide angle may be important on these occasions. Just how much better is the mark II for low light shots.? Would really appreciate your opinion. With a slightly higher max aperture at the tele and this would by my ideal camara. Peter Kroll, Singapore. The review, last page, says ” That depends.

If you can live with a little more noise, don’t care much for a tilting LCD and don’t plan to use Wi-Fi sharing, then you’re better off with an RX”.

I think I’ll go for the RX as I only usually shoot in daylight and the shop will through in a free ever-ready case. And they still found it appropriate to give it a Silver Award? Pretty incredible really. The only other camera that I can remember that so obviously led its class in pretty much every area and still received “only” a Silver Award was the D Not really a complaint as I don’t own either camera just an observation. I really like the fact that the hotshoe allows me to attach the small Sony bounce flash to the camera when taking photographs of friends in unlighted spaces.

I am pleased I traded up from the RX Of all my cameras this is the one I use the most because I always have it with me. The pop-up flash in the RX can be tilted up with a finger to become a bounce flash, and I’ve been very pleased with the ability of my RX to shoot portraits without adding external flash gear.

I assume the RXII flash will also tilt. Agree completely that a camera that’s small and light enough to have with you at all times can be more valuable than a “better” camera that you don’t bring because of bulk and weight.

My original RX had a dusty sensor within a few days, maybe not at Nikon D level, but it was still annoying to shoot a blue sky at higher aperture and see blue blobs. I’ve just received it back from having returned it for cleaning, tested it on the sky, and there is still dust – well, a different, small spot in a different location. To replace the RC as my “every day carry” camera, I bought a second-hand OM-D E-M5 which is an altogether more interesting, fun, and competent camera although significantly larger, of course.

As soon as the RX is fixed, I’ll be listing it on eBay. Maybe I’m fussy, but I find sensor dust on a non-interchangeable lens camera to be a total deal-breaker. I guess it must be the chinese manufacturing making parts that rub against each other not as smooth as better quality japanese products?

Timmbits Way to jump to conclusions! Reading on another site, people have had no problems with their RXM2 made in China. I have this camera. It’s pretty terrific. My favorite feature is the articulating screen. Coupling this with its small size and non-threatening appearance makes it the perfect street camera. I typically hold it at chest or waist level and shoot it looking down at the screen.

This makes me essentially invisible and able to get great shots. It’s easy to get shots 90 degrees left or right of me by turning the camera, and even behind me by holding it to my side and turning it to face back. My other cam is a Nikon D with a nice array of lenses. Great, but definitely not able to get the same level of candid street shots because it gets noticed. If I had to keep only one? Don’t ask! It’s like asking me to choose which of my kids is my favorite.

A viewfinder is vital for Of course, RX’s sensor is much larger than Stylus1’s. Nonetheless, a long-sighted person will rather sacrifice some IQ and some high-ISO performance than the possibility to SEE all camera info when shooting.

As to external add-on VFs, they are not a viable option for a traveller’s camera! You, camera-makers! Can’t you see that MOST travellers are aged over 45?? Small size and larger point and shoot sensor made the RX different.

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