by Anura Guruge
“DPReview.com” side-by-side camera comparison of the
Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 vs Nikon DL24-500mm.
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There was at least one error/omission in the “DPReview” comparison that kind of incorrectly tilted the comparison — and that had to do with “image stabilization”. The Nikon DL24-500, per the Nikon specs, is said to have:
From Nikon Website. Click to ENLARGE and read here.
The “IS” issue, notwithstanding, the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000, which I owned for 7-months (till April 2016 and took over 7,000 pictures), is indeed quite the camera.
It is impressive that the FZ1000, 2 years older than the Nikon, offers twice the max. ISO and can hold its own when it comes to sensor size and resolution. Plus, right now it has the HUGE advantage that it is available while the latest rumors are that the Nikon DL24-500 will NOT be available till October 2016 (if that). Plus the FZ1000 is (at least) $200 cheaper.
That $200 could make a big difference.
And this is BUT the paper comparison.
In reality, unless Nikon screws up badly, the DL24-500 should be a much superior camera with newer and superior technology when it comes to the sensor, autofocus, vibration reduction and color rendering.
PLUS, the Nikon offers a dedicated exposure compensation dial on the top plate. Not having a dedicated dial for exposure compensation was my biggest peeve against the Panasonic. Plus there is a touch-screen not to mention the added 100mm of reach.
IF the $200 is not a factor, come October the Nikon DL24-500 should be the better choice. But we will have to wait and see. In the meantime the Panasonic Lumix FZ1000 is a tried-and-tested entity that delivers very good results.
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by Anura Guruge