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Panasonic Lumix FZ

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Panasonic Lumix FZ4

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The Good Optically stabilized 12X zoom lens; solid color accuracy and detail capture; top-notch continuous-shooting performance; flexible feature set for enthusiasts and beginners.

The Bad Low-res, silent movie capture; some image artifacts; lens blocks flash in macro shots; tends to overexpose highlights.

The Bottom Line It's a solid megazoom digital camera, but you might be better off with its 5-megapixel sibling, the DMC-FZ5.

CNET Editors' Rating

6.8 Overall


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