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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 10/14/2018 9:29:05 PM EST
I am buying a bridge camera very soon. I have it narrowed down to these 2 choices:

Panasonic LUMIX DMC-FZ300
or
Canon SX70 HS

They both have the small sensors, I can live with that (not a pro anyways),m both shoot 4k at 30 fps.

The main difference is the MP size. Olympus shoots at 12 MP and the Canon at 20.
Also, the Olympus is dust and splash proof.

Questions remaining:
Can I still enlarge 12 MP pics to a decent size to have prints made or does the 20 MP really make that easier?
Has anyone used either of these?
Link Posted: 10/14/2018 9:38:19 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/15/2018 10:36:20 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/15/2018 10:39:35 AM EST by Kekoa]
Don' know anything about those cameras, so I can't help there.

As for prints, you should be able to get a very nice 8"x10" print (or maybe even a little larger) from a 12mp camera, as long as you are not heavily cropping the image. You can probably get away with cropping an 12mp image a little bit, to clean it up some (lets say...not more than 5-10%), and still be OK at 8x10. But the more you crop, the worse the print quality will be. The 20mp camera would give you the ability to crop an image even more, and still get a nice 8x10 print.

I even have some very nice 20"x30" prints hanging on the wall of my house, that came from a 12mp camera. But......they were taken with a top-of-the-line (at that time), Nikon D2x ($5k), which has fantastic image quality to start with.
Link Posted: 10/15/2018 5:15:26 PM EST
Thanks guys. I really took note of what Zach3g said and cant support my need with the 2 cameras given.

I spent a long time looking and reviewing various DSLR and mirrorless cameras in the 350-1k range that support my need and found that to be the very best avenue to proceed towards.
Link Posted: 10/15/2018 7:08:53 PM EST
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Originally Posted By BruceLeroy:
Thanks guys. I really took note of what Zach3g said and cant support my need with the 2 cameras given.

I spent a long time looking and reviewing various DSLR and mirrorless cameras in the 350-1k range that support my need and found that to be the very best avenue to proceed towards.
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Then get a refurbished Nikon D7200 from B&H for $729.
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