yes, ive read that the FZ20 is noisy by nature. and was abit of a worry to me. but it is definitely not the worst in its class. if you keep your iso low and set noise reduction in case you need to up iso, it sld be noisy free(virtually).
so far i have not have this problem even in night shots. guess the noisy thingy for the FZ20 has gone alittle too :bsmilie: far
The noise level appears more when there is low lighting. For outdoor day shots, it is almost flawless. Anyway, this all can be adjusted with software too. like you said, even high end cameras with 12MP have noise problem too. Basically, I think all digi cam has noise problems more or less. It is how we set them and edit them with software. The FZ20 is a very good camera overall, I'll rate it 8/10.
+1 rogersk8ter !
The FZ20 is a fantastic device and every day I discover even more its capacities. The noise is not a problem below 200 ISO. Beyond, I think that it is maybe necessary to work in manual what asks for more photographic skills. Otherwise there is always an retouch by software like "NoiseWare".
Thanks for sharing the photos with the Lumixers here.
I love to see your photos, and I think a lot of them are great photos, except that the web site keep popping up with popup windows...they annoyed me...and I really ran out of patient to see more than 1 collection...
Maybe you want to either take away the popup windows, or post them somewhere else?
I often come on this forum but it is the first time I register to writte.
I took a look at your pict and the seemed familiar to me, so I continued investigate and found you were French and took some picts around the Leman lake.... So I just wanted to say hello to you from a french mate, also living a few KM from the Leman but from the Swiss side.
I also own a DMC FZ20 but I'm astonished by your macro's and moon by day, can you tell me the settings?
Thanks to you
I look as soon as possible for the EXIF of the "Day moon".
The macro's were made with the Raynox kit DCR-250. You will find a presentation of this kit on my web site at www.geronimo-web.tk.
Date modified: dimanche 3 octobre 2004 10:33:33
Orientation: Top / left side
Resolution unit: Inch
Date taken: dimanche 3 octobre 2004 10:33:33
Date digitized: dimanche 3 octobre 2004 10:33:33
Exposure time : 1/500
Exposure program: Normal
Exposure mode: Auto
Exposure bias [EV]: 0,0
Focal length [mm]: 72
35mm focal length [mm]: 432
ISO value: 80
Max. aperture: F2,8
Digital zoom: x4
Flash: Not fired, compulsory flash mode, return light not detected
Metering mode: Spot
Gain control: None
Light source: Unknown
White balance: Auto
Colour space: sRGB
Sensing method: One-chip color area sensor