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The Fujifilm X - S1 has the largest sensor in its class and I like the DSLR type controls on the zoom and focus but is this better than the Panasonic Lumix FZ200 with its f2.8 lens throughout the zoom range - some users haven't been very impressed with the quality of the jpeg images from this camera? Both of these cameras have a max. zoom around 600mm which I think more than adequate for my needs but newest cameras, eg Fujifilm Finepix HS50 (poor video?) and Canon SX50HS have raised this to 1000/1200mm.
I would be delighted to receive advice/suggestions from anyone who has experience of super-zoom cameras and/or links to any comparative review sites.
Thanks in anticipation.
Between the most popular brands of mirrorless, Sony, Fuji, Panasonic and Olympus, Sony makes a full frame mirrorless but is the most expensive.
I recently replaced my Canon equipment with M43 camera gear - a Panasonic Lumix GH4 and assorted lenses. It's quite an adjustment. I don't miss the weight but am still learning the features. Micro four thirds cameras seem to have a large choice of lenses as they can cross over brands. I have an Olympus lens for my Panasonic camera along with three Panasonic lenses.
Be aware that M43 is a 2x crop factor. So a 25mm f/2.8 lens is equivalent to a 50mm f/5.6 in 35mm (full frame) camera.
So it follows to multiply the Fuji aps-c 1.5 crop factor by 1.5 to get the equivalent of both the reach (mm) and f stop of a DSLR 35mm camera.
If the following website doesn't provide enough information for those considering the switch from DSLR to mirrorless, a search for "mirrorless camera reviews" will provide additional information.
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