Who needs interchangeable lenses? Panasonic FZ1000 compared to Olympus OM-D E-M10 - High-Res jpg. samples for download.

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Panasonic FZ100 - Olympus OM-D E-M10 with Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 and Olympus m.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 lenses.

I was editing some pictures taken with my Panasonic FZ1000 a couple of days ago and thought how yet again how good they looked. I decided to shoot some comparison shots with my Olympus OM-D E-M10 with Panasonic Leica 15mm f/1.7 and Olympus m.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8 lenses. 

At high ISO settings the Olympus files are less noisy, but at base ISO for the Panasonic (125) and ISO 100 for the Olympus, the 'superzoom' files compare remarkably well, even when I used the superb Olympus m.Zuiko 75mm f/1.8. They show just how good that incredible zoom on the FZ1000 is. 

I've uploaded a .zip file of the out of camera jpgs. from this test, so you can see how the 1" sensor 'bridge' camera compares with the m4/3 sensor of the Olympus with it's primes. The LINK IS HERE.

For general shooting in daylight, it's hard to think of a more useful camera than the FZ1000. That huge zoom range and the relatively fast aperture makes my stock shooting trips a lot easier. It also has incredibly fast AF, so is pretty useable for any kind of photography. It's particularly useful for the landscape / location / scenic / travel stuff that I shoot and sell through stock libraries.

I am actually thinking about getting the Leica version, the V-Lux (Typ 114) since it has a 3-year guarantee (including the Leica unconditional accidental damage passport for the first year) includes a copy of Lightroom and will hold it's value better than the Panasonic, even though it's exactly the same camera.

The FZ1000 has become my go to camera whenever I'm shooting somewhere that has extensive viewpoints that would benefit from that 400mm (35mm film equivalent) zoom. It's just so useful to be able to move from wide angle to extreme telephoto very quickly. All this and 4K video too. A bargain!!



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