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2016 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 review

Panasonic Lumix FZ62 Bridge Camera - Black (16.1MP, 24x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

2016 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 review

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 (also marketed as the FZ60 in some areas) joins the FZ100 and LZ20 as the most recent enhancements to Panasonic's superzoom variety, slotting in between the two other designs within the Lumix superzoom pecking order. The brand-new model brings a 24x optical zoom to the table in addition to several new equipment elements but does not have the continuous f/2.8 aperture as well as high-resolution EVF of the more costly FZ200. For the time being the older FZ45, FZ150, fz48 and fz100 superzoom versions are all kept within the Lumix line-up, although the arrival of the 3 brand-new models is most likely to see their rates go down.

This being a superzoom things that will be of most interest to prospective customers is the optical zoom, as well as in this regard the FZ62 performs with a 24x Leica-made dealt with zoom that supplies the 35mm matching of 25-600mm. The lens is a LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT optic that further take advantage of Nano Surface area Finish to lower the impacts of glow, and Panasonic's very own Power O.I.S. picture stabilisation modern technology to reduce the impacts of electronic camera shake and also aid keep photos (as well as movies) sharp. Optimum aperture is f/2.8 at 26mm, rising incrementally to f/5.2 at 600mm.
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Internally, the brand-new model utilizes a 1/2.33 in High Sensitivity MOS sensing unit with an efficient resolution of 16.1 MP. This represents a relatively big boost over the 12.1 MP sensors discovered in the previous generation of Lumix superzooms, although this performs in turn raise some questions over pixel thickness and the results this could carry low-light performance. To this end Panasonic asserts that the FZ62's Venus Engine picture processor improves image top quality at high ISO settings through 'Image Sound Decrease' and 'Multi-process Noise Decrease' to help picture quality at high ISO setups. Speaking of level of sensitivity, the FZ62 offers a typical ISO range of 100-3200, which is expanding to ISO 6400 in High Sensitivity Mode albeit at the expenditure of total resolution.


Panasonic likewise declares that the Venus Engine enhances general performance, providing rapid start-up times while allowing the cam to contend around 10fps-- albeit for a maximum of three consecutive shot. Just as importantly, the FZ62 also gains from the exact same Light Rate AF system found in the company's small system video cameras.

Astride the camera rests a set 3in, 460k-dot LCD evaluate that supplies a 100 % field of view. Should you like to hold the video camera at eye-level then the FZ62 additionally offers a 0.2 in digital viewfinder (EVF) with a resolution of 202k-pixels which, once again, offers ONE HUNDRED % field of vision. There's no eye sensor integrated in though, so you'll have to make use of the LCD/EVF switch next to the eyepiece in order to toggle in between the two options.
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Need to you choose to let the camera do all the job after that the FZ62 provides Panasonic's attempted as well as examined smart Car (iA) point-and-shoot mode alongside 18 Scene modes. The FZ62 additionally gets 14 'Creative Control' digital filter results that could be used to your photos at the point of capture, permitting you to add enjoyable effects to your photos without the requirement for any lengthy post-processing software application.


Motion picture lovers are well catered for with the FZ62 offering 1080p Complete HD video capture at 25fps in both the HDTV-friendly AVCHD format and also the even more computer friendly MP4 format. There's no external microphone input however videos are recorded in stereo via twin microphones placed in addition to the electronic camera. There's likewise a noise decrease system and also a Vehicle Wind Cut feature offered, ought to you require them. The zoom remains energetic during motion picture recording and it's additionally possible to add Creative Control effects to movies should you want to.


In terms of design the FZ62 doesn't drop superzoom conventions and also, as such, complies with the established template of looking not dissimilar to a miniaturised DSLR-- albeit one with a repaired zoom lens rather than one that's compatible. The handgrip is rather noticable and also rubberised, which enables you to cover your fingers around it for a safe and secure and comfortable grasp on the video camera. In maintaining with other Panasonic Lumix cams, overall construct high quality is quite good with the video camera feeling strong sufficient to withstand a lot of usage. The direct exposure method dial as well as main on/off button are also strong sufficient to withstand being mistakenly pushed during routine usage.

The FX62 offers a generous variety of physical buttons, evenly distributed on the leading as well as back of the video camera, enabling you to rapidly gain access to as well as an array of shooting settings. On the back, the four-way directional pad grants straight accessibility to ISO, White Balance and Self-timer setups, with the final switch functioning as a Function (Fn) button that you can designate as you choose. Additionally, the AF/AE-lock switch to the right of the EVF additionally increases up as a second Fn button need to you require it.

The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 (additionally marketed as the FZ60 in some regions) joins the FZ100 and LZ20 as the newest enhancements to Panasonic's superzoom variety, slotting in between the two various other versions within the Lumix superzoom power structure. The new model brings a 24x optical zoom to the table along with several newer equipment parts however does not have the constant f/2.8 aperture as well as high-resolution EVF of the much more costly FZ200. For the time being the older FZ45, FZ48, fz150 and fz100 superzoom models are all kept within the Lumix line-up, although the arrival of the three brand-new designs is likely to see their prices drop.

Inside, the newer version utilizes a 1/2.33 in High Level of sensitivity MOS sensor with an efficient resolution of 16.1 MP. In maintaining with various other Panasonic Lumix cams, overall construct premium quality is fairly good with the video camera sensation solid adequate to stand up to plenty of usage.

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