Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5By: Dave Etchells
Panasonic updates its 12x optically stabilized Leica lens digicam to five megapixels.
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Comparison With Panasonic DMC-FZ3
Many of our readers will be familiar with the previous DMC-FZ3 model which we reviewed last year, so I put together the following comparison of changes between the DMC-FZ3 and the new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5:
|Lens actual Focal Lengths||4.6 - 55.2 mm||6 - 72 mm|
|35 - 420 mm||36 - 432 mm|
|Lens max. aperture||2.8 (across range)||2.8 (wide) - 3.3 (tele)|
|High-Speed AF modes||No||Yes (Two)|
|Program Shift function||Yes||No|
|Stated Flash Range (Auto ISO)||4.6 meters||4.5 Meters|
|323 g (11.4 oz)||326 g (11.4 oz)|
|Included Memory Card||8 MB||16 MB|
|Other||-||Reprofiled hand grip. Shutter button / zoom lever repositioned slightly for easier reach. Optical Image Stabilizer now set with button, not through Record menu. Microphone holes now horizontally beside each other. Exposure button now has slight ridge added to differentiate it from other buttons. Underside of pop-up flash is now black plastic. "Lumix" wording removed from below "L" badge on camera front. "Mega O.I.S." now silk-screened in red on side of lens barrel. Panasonic logo and camera model number now silk-screened on top of camera.|
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