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Comment: I've had ths camera for 8 months.
Now it wont turn off unless I take out battery also the zoom only works sometimes & C1 defaults to movie.....unable to change>
Comment: I have just bought this camera but I have one question. Is it possible record more 30 minutes in a same clip? I have a memory card, class 10, with 30 GB, but I can't record during hours. I have to stop when 30 minutes pass. Could you help me? Thanks!
Comment: In response to Laago, the manual is on the CD in the box. I saved it as a PDF on my PC and I printed it off 2 pages to a page as the writing is nice & big, and back to back, so it is not too big at all. Pretty standard for any product needing a manual these days.
Comment: This is my first bridge camera, I have always had compact cameras up to now. I have moved from the DMC-TZ8 and I find the controls very similar.
Am learning, but so far easy to use and great photos :)
Good: Image quality, camera build, ease of operation, comprehensive menu.
Bad: Nothing so far!
Comment: I previously owned (& still own) the FZ48 so it was an easy transition for me to move to the FZ62. I have not found any of the problems that 'laago', the previous poster has experienced. Auto focus is fast & accurate, my fingers or thumb do not unintentionally hit buttons, etc. I was initially concerned that the increase to 16MP from the previous 12MP may degrade picture quality but the opposite is true, the pictures are sharp & colour rendition is accurate. On the default setting, in common with many cameras, the images are a little soft but that can be altered in camera, I use mine set at +1 or you can sharpen the images with photo editing software. The FZ62 has almost all the features of the FZ200, obviously it does not have the constant 2.8 aperture at full zoom but that does not present a problem to me. Battery life is excellent giving me over 450+ shots per charge. My main reason for not buying the FZ200 is I do not like adjustable screens, they are invariably connected with an internal ribbon cable which, with constant use, is prone to breakage, I speak from experience! I'm delighted with the FZ62 & can highly recommend it to anyone considering buying it.
Good: as before
Bad: as before
Comment: I forgot to mention the other camera FZ200 you mention in your review.
I actually was tempted, went to see it in fact.
What put me off:
Heavier & Bigger, the raw aspect was good but I have that with my old Olympus, it's OK if you have hours to waste!
The price for me was not a factor, I searched weeks for a SMALLER bridge camera & the the FZ62 was the best compromise, but not very small!
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