Advantages 12x Zoom, Image Stabilizer, Picture Quality
Disadvantages Manual Focus, No Manual Zoom,
This camera is great. Its the closet it can be to being a SLR without actually being a SLR! It comes with a leica lens (the best lense manaffacture around), and its best feature of all, 12x Optical zoom, which means not having to buy Zoom Lenses for the camera. I have taking this camera hill walking for around 8 months now, and have taking some great photos, and the picture quality is amazing. There are low level of noise on the pictures and the Image Stabilizer really does help when your zooming in at 12x! Also, changing Aperture and Exposure times are easy to do with the cameras easy-to-use menus which help all ages to use this camera and through the ease of menus, it helps this camera be a great asset to even beginners into the world of Digital Photography.
So many pre-settings on this camera help you to be able to really get the most of the camera through a mode dial on the camera helping you switch from manual to video with a turn of a dial.
Using a Lith-ion battey, fully charged using the provided charger, you will get about 200-300 shots, which is pretty good, but unfortunately there is no way to get this camera to be able to use good old AA batterys.
Overall, 5 Megapixels, Built-In Flash, EVF, Manual Focus, Video, Image Stabilizer, Easy-to-use menus are just a handful of great features this camera offers, and for under £400, its a bargain.Full Technical Specifications :-
Resolution: 5 megapixels (2560x1920)
Viewfinders: EVF (electronic viewfinder) and 2.0" color LCD
Lens: f2.8/36-432mm (35mm equivalent) all-glass Leica DC-VARIO ELMARIT zoom (13 elements in 8 groups with 3 aspherical surfaces to control optical distortion and one ED element to improve contrast and color).
Auto Focus: 9 AF point Contrast Detection
Exposure Modes: Auto, Program, Scene modes, Shutter priority, Aperture priority, and full Manual modes.
Flash: Built-in Multi Mode
Hot Shoe: Yes
Metering: Multi-Segment Evaluative, Center-Weighted, and Spot
Exposure Compensation: Yes /-2EV in 1/3EV increments
Noise Reduction: Yes-Automatic on shutter speeds of one second or longer
Image Formats: TIFF and JPEG
Sensitivity: TTL Auto, 80, 100, 200, & 400 ISO equivalents
White Balance: TTL auto, Pre-sets (Daylight, Cloudy, Halogen, and flash) plus a retrieve prior WB setting and a Manual WB setting
Image Storage: SD/MMC
Connectivity: USB, A/V out, DC in, Audio in
Power: Panasonic CGA-S002E7.2v/680mAh Li-ion battery pack
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