Skip to content

SANParks.org Forums

View unanswered posts | View active topics






Post new topic Reply to topic  Page 1 of 1
 [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: What camera do i buy?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:12 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:50 pm
Posts: 4
Hi there, I'm hoping someone can help me please. I'm looking for a camera in the price range of about R3500. I don't want a dslr because of the hassle of carrying around so many lenses and the costs at a later stage. I will be mostly using it in Kruger. What are the latest good quality cameras out at the moment?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What camera do i buy?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 12:25 am 
Offline

Joined: Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:30 am
Posts: 197
Location: Edenvale
Hi nazu,

Welcome to the forum. I am no camera expert but we bought a Canon powershot last year this time for R2,800 if I remember correctly. A small compact camera with very good zoom and high mega pixels. Went on two trips to KNP this year and took some very nice photos definitely not looking back. If you look at my trip report (link in my signature) all the family photos were taken with that camera and some of the game photos as well, can't recall which ones.
Image
This vulture was about 200m in
Image

_________________
viewtopic.php?f=27&t=78617

Lower Sabie 20 September 2014 - 23 September 2014
Berg-en-dal 1 January 2015 - 4 January 2015


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What camera do i buy?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 1:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:50 pm
Posts: 4
:wink: Thanks for the advice


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What camera do i buy?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 3:06 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:48 am
Posts: 804
Location: Johannesburg
Hi Nazu

I have the Cannon powershot SX40HS

Its a great bridge camera and I think you may be able to find it for around R3500 as there is a newer model (SX50). I personally think the sx40 is a better camera, my dad has the SX50 and I much prefer the SX40.

_________________
Slumming it at Balule TR now on.....

Bro & Sis Road Trip V2 in September


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What camera do i buy?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 4:29 pm 
Offline
Junior Virtual Ranger
Junior Virtual Ranger
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 07, 2010 2:30 pm
Posts: 771
Location: Johannesburg
Hi Nazu

Welcome :)

I agree, if you not looking to spend alot of money, a bridge or ultra zoom is the way to go.

As spargish has mentioned, the Canon SX40/SX50 are both excellent cameras.
Nikon also has the P510 and the newer P520 which you can also have a look at.

_________________
For an authentic Wilderness experience.... Bushcamps offered by the SANParks Honorary Rangers


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: What camera do i buy?
Unread postPosted: Thu Nov 28, 2013 9:46 pm 
Offline
Moderator
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2005 3:19 pm
Posts: 7341
Location: Portsmouth, England
There are so many very good bridge or superzooms around. Another brand to have a look for is Panasonic, there are some very good reviews of their products

_________________
Want to say Thank You or Well Done to a fellow 'mite? Why not nominate them for a Kudu?


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group

Webcams Highlights

Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Addo Nossob Orpen Satara
Submitted by ritad at 08:10:42 Submitted by Jacani at 18:30:25 Submitted by BevAnn at 18:16:09 Submitted by Mellory at 18:01:58