Few things beat the beauty of a Florida sunset. Out with my FZ1000 last Thursday it was a perfect evening, and as the sun was dropping it was as if somebody said: "Cue the boat!" Across the horizon came a speeding boat. While this is hardly scientific, and really meets the definition of a grab-shot, I was surprised at the detail when I enlarged it 300%. Plus, these are screen shots of jpegs.
We've got two people in a boat that was easily a few hundred yards offshore. The driver is taking off his glasses, and you can see the end of one earpiece. His friend seems to be having a great time - mouth open and a grip on the leash of the dog, who appears to be looking back. Obviously, the image breaks up a little at 300% magnification, but that doesn't change the amount of data collected in this one frame.
I've been shooting with LUMIX cameras for the last four years. While my passion is helping you with the business and marketing side of photography, and I don't make a living as a professional photographer, that doesn't mean I don't appreciate great optics and the ability of LUMIX to often make my images look better than I deserve. LOL
The FZ1000 with its fixed bright Leica DC Lens 25-400mm F2.8-4.0, and super-fast LUMIX DFD focusing technology weighs in at under 2 lbs. Like most of the LUMIX family, it's perfect for travel. With retail pricing typically around $500 it represents one of the most bang-for-your-buck cameras in the industry.
Isn't time you checked out the complete LUMIX line, including the new full-frame S1, at your Panasonic dealer?
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