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Cardamon Dave wrote:
> Thanks David. Movies aren't important, although I occasionally do
> capture short clips. Is the FZ5's processor that much faster than the
I haven't used an FZ15 so I can't say from experience, but I understand
you do notice the improved speed.
> I suppose I can pull down the noise in low-light shots with
> software. But I also use the FZ1 camera with an ND or IR (Hoya) filter
> for longer exposures, where grain/noise would be a given.
Most cameras have dark-frame subtraction which should reduce the effect of
bad pixels on longer exposures. I'm pretty certain the FZ5 does this
automatically (probably not in "simple" or "programmed" mode, just in
aperture- and shutter-priority modes.
> I've noticed a few people who sell their FZ20s online, saying they're
> making the jump to DSLRs. I don't really feel I'd get my money's worth
> out of a DSLR, given how quickly new models supercede current ones.
> (Nikon's D70 had a 1-year life before the D70s emerged.)
> For my money, it's all about the lens -- and the Leica on the FZ
> series has really been a classy performer.
For me, the bulk and weight of the DSLR and its lenses and accessories
would be the deciding factor - I used to have Nikon 35mm SLRs but they
ended up staying at home. The cost is another factor. The good thing is
that you can keep the lenses between bodies (but just look at the cost of
a lens equivalent to the one on your FZ1!).