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Bernie 17 2.2k
18 Jul 2005 3:53AM
Thanks Ellis.
ellis rowell 17 2.0k United Kingdom
20 Jul 2005 1:10AM
Looking through the manual I see that the .tiff files are bigger than the raw files, so which is the best to use for quality.
ellis rowell 17 2.0k United Kingdom
20 Jul 2005 9:30AM
Just had a look at the Pana/Japan website.

Looks as if they have got rid of one delay on startup.

" The non-collapsible lens reduces startup time from about 5 seconds to 0.97 second."

That's the way to go.
icafe 17 19 Canada
20 Jul 2005 9:40PM
dpreview just posted the first beta preview on this new camera, available in UK in September...

Panasonic FZ30 Preview
bradleysmith 17 157 United Kingdom
21 Jul 2005 6:17AM

Quote:A wide screen camera? Why.

P.S. Ellis where has you site gone??
you have removed the address from you folio.

No idea, find a Hassellblad XPan owner and ask them.
randomrubble 16 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2005 11:17AM
Genuinely interesting kit for a change!

Seems the sensor is actually 16:9, wow. I think the idea of a widescreen camera is great, and I have to say I wonder whay it's taken so long as increasingly the TV's that a lot of these images get played back on from compacts are 16:9, so it makes loads of sense. nor sure how a 28 equivalent lens on 35mm works out mathematically in this instance though.
sillyconguru 16 4.4k
7 Aug 2005 11:26AM
The sensor is 4:3, it's 7.18x5.32 mm.

The maximum image sizes are:
3264 x 2448 (4:3) = 8 MP
3264 x 2160 (3:2) = 7 MP
3072 x 1728 (16:9) = 5 MP

The camera crops the image to make anything other than 4:3
randomrubble 16 3.0k 12 United Kingdom
7 Aug 2005 12:01PM
That's not what I'm talking about, you're looking at the DMCFX9BS try the panasonic site for the DMC-LX1 here.

Quote:8.4 Megapixel World's First 16:9 CCD* with 28mm Wide Angle** LEICA DC Lens Full Manual Compact DMC-LX1 - Available September 2005

16:9 Aspect Ratio: 3840 x 2160 pixels
3:2 Aspect Ratio: 3248 x 2160 pixels
4.3 Aspect Ratio: 2880 x 2160 pixels

Like I said exciting stuff.

edit, but you're probably talking about the FZ-30, which isn't exciting...
sillyconguru 16 4.4k
7 Aug 2005 1:10PM
He-he, neither are exciting Wink

Yes, I meant the FZ30 (that is what this thread is about).

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