Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 video review



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The Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ62 is another worthy addition to Panasonic’s already well-regarded superzoom range. It’s a well-featured model that offers something for both enthusiast and novice photographers, while image quality remains good in a variety of lighting conditions. There are a few chinks in its armour, such as the lack of a zoom control on the lens barrel, however none of these are what we would consider critical flaws. Perhaps the biggest complaint we can make is that there’s no provision for Raw capture, although the FZ62 is hardly the only superzoom on the market to omit this useful feature. Overall though, the FZ62 is an excellent superzoom that combines a pleasing user experience with good image quality.

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Vid Athavale

August 26, 2012, 2:09 am

Personally, I think the 3:2 screen is a nice change, as I predominantly shoot in that aspect ratio. I suppose it's also better for people who print a lot of 6x4" photos for albums, and are disappointed when they've all been cropped!
Btw, you've said "If you decide to shoot in 16:9 to utilise the full area of the screen" - a typo I think? :)


October 28, 2012, 5:16 pm

I bought this cam based on your review, and man have I been disappointed. At 16MP, there is so much noise throughout! In many places, it looks as if someone has put a fork through the pictures.
My earlier zoom is a venerable Fujufilm Finepix S5800, and that surpassed the FZ60 in sharpness all throughout my initial tests. Look at the picture of the flowers, its full of noise, and poor focus at ISO100! Even the others have visible noise at ISO 100 in good light levels. How can you guys claim that the FZ60 has "good image quality" and others like the HS20/HX200V have noise problems?
As of now, the only solution I have found is to pull back the res to 10MP or 7MP and increase NR by +1.
Please try and be more objective and critical in your reviews, rather than try to promote one product against another.

Tracey Fisher

December 30, 2012, 3:23 pm

Thank goodness it's not just me! I bought this camera based on the excellent reviews and was sorely disappointed by noise and purple fringing on just about every setting


July 30, 2013, 5:45 pm

I've had this for 8 months.
Now It wont turn off unless I remove batteries also the zoom only works sometimes & the C1 defaults to movie....unable to change.

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