... here's an early effort
What are your impressions Mr.Gibbo? I am looking to get the Pentax K200D.....cheaper,heavier and built like a tankIt's a Nikon D60 with an 18-55 VR lens. Just a shade under £400 Zed.
Are you sure?
Yep. Read that but understand there's a firmware fix due anytime now. Other options are Olympus SP560 / 570 or a Lumix FZ18/28.Are you sure?
"Chromatic aberration (CA) is a major problem at the focal lengths that are likely to be most used. The effect is so pronounced at times that it is visible even in small prints. The frustrating thing is that CA can be removed automatically - we've seen it done in other long-zoom cameras, so know it's possible, economically. It can also be manually removed from RAW files but the supplied FinePix Studio software doesn't provide the tools to do, so again you're pushed towards using third-party software that don't do the images justice."
"Essentially, deciding whether this is the camera for you depends on whether you are willing to accept a compromise - the CA is some of the worst we've seen in recent times (particularly for a camera costing this much)"
"Unfortunately, we can't quite in all conscience highly recommend a camera with such a flaw in its image quality."
I have the Pana FZ-5. And it is a bloody toy! it feels so fragile in my hands i am paranoid that it will vaporise every time i use itOther options are Olympus SP560 / 570 or a Lumix FZ18/28.