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This review is from: Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47K 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 24xOptical Zoom - Black (OLD MODEL) (Camera)
I spent several dedicated hours researching superzoom point and shoot cameras and narrowed it down to the FZ47 and FZ150. All of my previous cameras have been Canon. First..don't believe the bad reviews describing the FZ47..especially those reviews written by John Q Public. Trust more in the reviews that were done by labs that review cameras routinely, such as Cameralabs, etc. It appears that "most" of the bad reviews are from people who simply do not know how to use the camera. Just do an internet search and you will find 6 reputable labs that have done in depth reviews on most of the current superzoom cameras with comparisons, gathering all sorts of comparison data such as color rendition, sharpness, sensitivity, noise, as well as how efficiently the camera operates, among other attributes. AS for my purchase, I believe I bought the best camera in its class for the money. There are a couple that are better, such as the FZ150, but they are up to twice the cost of the FZ47. Panasonic makes great cameras. Read and follow the instructions, and you won't be disappointed.