CameraLabs has recently posted a review on Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ30, a 12x optical zoom (equivalent to 35mm to 420mm on a 35mm film camera) inheriting MEGA O.I.S. (Optical Image Stabilizer)
“With 1700 and 1750 lpph of horizontal and vertical resolution respectively, the FZ30 roughly matches the performance of Canon’s EOS-350D with its kit lens. Both cameras are out-resolved by the Fujifilm and Sony models, a result which corresponds to their respective Megapixel ratings.
All-in-one cameras normally suffer from much higher noise levels than digital SLRs because their sensors tend to be physically smaller. This is clear when comparing the Panasonic FZ30 with the Canon 350D. Impressively, the Fujifilm S9500 maintains very low noise levels considering its small sensor size, but smearing is apparent at 1600 ISO. “
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