hello again, mark!
once again, because of you Im thinking about buying a TZ40, but I would like to hear your opinion before that.1.
I was going to buy a 300mm+ lens for my APS-C camera. I was going to use it only for videos, not for pictures. I needed it for videos in good light situations, like in the beach. Since I dont need a good low light performance and Im going to use it only for videos I thought that the TZ40 could be a good option, since it costs less than a lens, and its probably better for videos.2.
I saw that the HX50V has the best range in the category - you can get up to 1080mm, but I saw some video comparisons and I was kinda disappointed.
--> in this video you can see that the HX50 is a lot worse than the HX30
HX50 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEvqtOhWZdg
TZ40 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKpuJf9gSXY
In those 2 videos, shot in the same place, you can see that the TZ40 is miles better. You have so much more detail that they seem to be in different generations.
Am I wrong or the TZ40 is really that better than the HX50V? I would love to have 1080mm, but I want good video quality.3.
I saw other big cameras, like the nice FZ200, but I think that a pocketable option is a better choice. Having f2.8 could be nice, but I actually dont need that. The canon sx280 seems to have battery problems, and im not a big fan of canon videos. Do I have other options (small + big zoom + great video) other than those cameras?4.
How is the video quality IN GOOD LIGHT of the TZ40 compared to the panasonic camcorders like the 700 and 900 series? Specially sharpness, detail, resolution and colors.5.
Using intelligent ZOOM you can get up to 40x zoom. Panasonic says you keep the optical zoom quality. Have you tested it? Is it good or should we keep it in the 20x optical zone?
thanks again for making me spend more money in cameras