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That Iguana (?) looking thing is fab Glenn!
I've had all three actually.. the Panasonic FZ1000, the Leica V Lux 114 (FZ1000 copy), the FZ330 and the Leica V Lux 5 (FZ1000 mark 2 copy). The camera I'm left with today, is the Leica V Lux 114 (the FZ1000). To be honest, the sensor in the FZ1000 and the mark 2 version is identical - you're paying quite a few £ more for a touch screen and some other minor bits and pieces. The lens and sensor remain identical. The FZ330, while class leading in its own right, I would discount immediately. Check out DP review for examples, the difference a ⅔ inch chip and 1 inch chip is massive. I'm going to throw something else out to you if you're not desperate for a big BIG zoom and are happy with quality over quantity; The Sony RX10 Mark 2. This features the same class leading 20mp 1 inch chip as the FZ1000 (slightly better quality too) but is built much more professionally and still features 4k video but you get a truly stunning 24-200 Zeiss 2.8. Know why it's a stunner? Becasue I've still got one! It still comes in at around the same price as the FZ1000 and mark 2 for used examples... Food for thought!Right, after a few years without a camera I had been looking at mirrorless aps-c setups but for various reasons I've pretty much decided to go for a decent bridge camera instead.
The Sony is out on cost grounds so I'm basically looking at an fz1000 mk2 or an fz330. I realise the 330 is a smaller image sensor but it does have the 2.8 aperture across a wider zoom range than the fz1000 so it's possibly swings and roundabouts.
Has anyone had a 330 then upgraded to a 1in bridge or have any other recommendations? I've just received the "we're shutting down for 3 months" news from work so I'll have plenty of time to get to grips with whatever I buy!
Ha! Queensferry is one of the ports on the round-Britain cruise we have booked for June. Can't see it happening somehow.....Nice work Glenn!
A quick snap from today's walk - Queensferry Crossing, Forth Bridge, Barnbougle Castle and Folk Walking on the Beach at Cramond
Queensferry Crossing, Forth Bridge, Barnbougle Castle and Folk Walking on the Beach at Cramond by Mike Smith, on Flickr