I am looking for a camera specifically to take pics in the park. The SLR's may be too complicated for me and don't fancy the idea of going to get a degree to try and use it. Have looked at them l and have been told they are the best to get. Was looking at a Nikon D60. I am looking for something that I can aim and shoot. Today someone told me about the new Fuji hs10 (30x zoom). Has got mixed reviews on a few websites. Go for about R5300 (on kalahari). I thought maybe this is what I need as its simpler and apparently gives amazing pics. Has anybody tried it or know anything about it. Fuji doesn't seem to be on top with the Nikons or Cannons but I want something simpler than a SLR. Am I in the wrong direction, or must I stick to Nikon P100. Any thoughts from the experts out there. Help!!
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Fee Have a look at the Canon SX20IS compact camera. It is towards the top end of the point a shot cameras and appears to be in your price range Regards JDW
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Congrats on not getting stuck in the SLR whirlpool. I always encourage people to look carefully at what they want. While Nikon and Canon make excellent SLRs, and the P100 and P90 are good compacts, Fuji has made some really terrific compacts.
Unfortunately I have not heard of the HS10. I would suggest checking dpreview's website. They do a pretty good job at reviewing digital cameras and often make a comparison with other similar cameras in that range.
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Hi Fee I have been using the Fuji finepix S8000fd and have been very happy with the results. It is very easy to use! Most of the photo's Bushmom sent you were taken with it. I'm not familiar with the HS10 but I haven't had a days problems with my Fuji. Good luck with your decision!
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I have a Fuji 8000 SD which is quite OK for everyday photographs, I use mine while out in the bush, when it is less hazardous I use my Nikons and Pentax's.
Should you need to take WOW photographs, the SLR is what you need.
One very often starts off with buying a certain camera, but as you use it and start comparing, you move on and than can become very expensive and you end up with a cupboard full ofcameras.
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Allmost all the photos I have posted on this forum were taken with a Fuji S8000 FD , thus for really good photos an SLR is the way to go , that is if you are willing to undergo specialist training to extract the full value from your purchase , which actually also applies to the Fuji , because there are so many functions I have yet to grasp .
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I have seen tons of photos made with compacts, and there are 2 series that really caught my eye in a very positive way; the Panasonic FZ-series, and the Canon G-series. The Panasonics look quite like DSLR's, the Canons are smaller. Both are excellent.
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