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Advice: Point to Shoot Camera purchase

Unread post by NicoleCT » Sat Feb 08, 2014 9:30 am

Hi

Looking to buy a point to shoot within next few days. I had a Nikon Coolpix 500 and P 80 before (both disappeared).

In general from specs it seems Canon SX50 HS is better than Nikon Coolpix P 520. I think the Nikon Coolpix feels better in my hands though and due to this I might tend to go for it. But both seem older models by now. Anything new coming out soon ?

It will be used for general quick photography (when I don't want to carry my Nikon D3100 along), wide angle landscapes and quick bird photography before they fly away (and my D3100 is setup). Zoom is important but I think both will do although it seems Canon has slightly stronger zoom ?

Any advice for me ?

(Don't mind going a totally different route/brand but know nothing about them.)

Thanks for any help

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Nicole

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Re: Advice: Point to Shoot Camera purchase

Unread post by RichardLesar » Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:18 pm

Hi

I bought a Nikon Coolpix S9500 for exactly the reasons you stated and I'm very happy. Great to walk around with and always ready for wide or zoom.

http://www.sacamera.co.za/product/1034761/nikon-coolpix-s9500-black/
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Re: Advice: Point to Shoot Camera purchase

Unread post by moobox » Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:34 am

Nikon have just announced new bridge cameras. Maybe worhtwhile waiting a while if you like the feel of the P520. Doesnt look like RAW is supported thought (if that is important to you).

http://www.dpreview.com/news/2014/02/07 ... =title_0_6

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Re: Advice: Point to Shoot Camera purchase

Unread post by bert » Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:58 pm

just remember
When using maximum zoom general advice is to support the camera with a bean bag
Especially in low light
And dont expect ISO miracles
They all start to show pixels from 400 iso.

btw, its also worth looking a Panasonic or Fuji.
DMC FZ200 (still the best camera around, according to most reviews) or the FZ72
Fuji is somewhat cheaper,but scores a little less on videocapture
http://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujif ... 9#Handling

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Exciting new compact equels modern DSLR

Unread post by bert » Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:36 pm

At last. The first series of compact (so-called bridge camera's) with a big sensor allowing much more iso then before without showing in the image
Bridge Camera's allowed up to ISO 400 to still have fine details.
There are 2 new ones on the market
Panasonic DMC-FZ1000 and Sony's Cyber-shot DSC-RX10.
Both with a 1 inch sensor and extreme good video.
Me being a panasonic compact bridge fan i would opt for the Panasonic
And it has a more suited wildlife lens. Up to 400 mm.
Both are rather expensive but then you have all in one with much better quality then the older bridge cameras
Full test report over here
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panason ... dmc-fz1000

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is it time for a bridge camera?

Unread post by HawkI » Thu Nov 06, 2014 1:23 pm

A few nasty guys walked into my home and held my wife up - amongst other things they helped themselves to my Canon EOS 7D, 10D and more than a few lenses.

Anyways, the question I have is has anyone had any positive or negative feedback on the high end bridge cameras like the Sony RX10 or the Lumix FZ1000?

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I am off next year to the Kgalagadi and either have to go the DSLR route or a bridging camera. I have found my previous DSLR's and lenses tend to be left in the cupboard more often than not mostly because its a bit of a schlepp so perhaps a single convenient bridging camera might get me taking more photographs. I know the quality is not the same and I am happy with the sacrifice.

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Re: is it time for a bridge camera?

Unread post by Shutterbug » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:07 pm

A few nasty guys walked into my home and held my wife up


Oh WOW!!! I hope she is ok....

I am sure you know about -DP Review- but if not this is a great site for info

http://www.dpreview.com/products/sony/compacts/sony_dscrx10

http://www.dpreview.com/products/panasonic/compacts/panasonic_dmcfz1000

I am sorry I have never used a bridge camera so I cant personally help you.


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