For what it is, its much better than I expected. I was used to the 200k dot EVF of my Panny FZ100 and that is dreadful. This is *vastly* improved on that. You wouldn't choose to use it all the time, but as a bright day thing, its perfect. I wonder if theres a way I can photograph it in action as compared to the other. Perhaps the K5 might manage to do that. I'll look into it tomorrow morning.My Bro bought one a TZ60 as well.
I am curious as to what you think of the EVF?
I haven't used mine in 2 months - busy with other things and cameras, but -- I still love it because I don't know of anything that's comparable. I'd like to get the newer ZS70/TZ50(?) for the improved pixels, but that will have to wait until I'm actually ready to use it.Sadly, I have stopped liking mine. I hardly ever pick it up. Its nothing to do with the camera and everything to do with me and my expectations
Nope, I think its just about the IQ. And, I cant seem to keep it steady at full zoom anyway. I'm better off with less zoom, and better sensor. I don't think I'm ever going to have a small sensor (well not that small anyway) again. I won't sell it, but I just dont use it much. The battery went flat with me not even using it much.Sue, what is specifically the problem from your perspective? Is it image quality not meeting expectations? Would the latest TZ/ZS with the reduced-resolution sensor and improved EVF do it for you?
wouldn't it be easier to just downsample the output from this sensor? The difference between that and an actual reduced resolution sensor shouldn't be big (unless ofcourse they would tune the lower res sensor differently)...(...)  On thinking more about it... a reduced res sensor probably could win me back. (...)
Interestingly, on this model, you cannot make that change, willy-nilly. For example, wth aperture priority set, you cant change it. Nor with some of the others. If you have iA set, you can only have 4:3 18M, 5M and 0.3M, and 3:2 16M 13.5M and 8M. There are many restrictions. In the older TZ that I had (now remembering it was, I think a TZ15) You could set that in the main setup area, and it would apply across the board. Now, there are different setups according to the mode dial selection you make.wouldn't it be easier to just downsample the output from this sensor? The difference between that and an actual reduced resolution sensor shouldn't be big (unless ofcourse they would tune the lower res sensor differently)...