The results of the test shots at the Greencastle Music Fest in Greencastle, IN yesterday with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 camera turned out sharp, other than some user error/learning curve with some focusing issues.
The Lumix DMC-FZ300 turned out to be exactly what I needed for this situation - candids of the crowd during the daylight hours. The promoter wanted photos of kids playing in the children's area, adults playing corn hole (we do that a lot in Indiana), and folks just sitting around in their lawn chairs watching the festivities and waiting on the bands to play.
My Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ300 arrived yesterday and I have to admit I was a little leary of purchasing a Bridge camera (between a point-and-shoot and DSLR) instead of upgrading my T3i. However, I also feel like I DID actually upgrade from my T3i, which was manufactured in 2011.
I won't go into all the details about the Lumix DMC-FZ300, other than a quick overview of 4K video, RAW ability, a 25-600 zoom at 2.8 from wide to full tele (huge advantage), and some very modern features like face-detection, and AutoFocus Continuous, which follows the subject as it moves, both of the latter are a big benefit to street photography, not to mention the wifi app that allows camera control from the iPhone for even more stealth street shooting.