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Old Jul 31, 2013, 11:10 PM   #1
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Default Looking for a bridge camera

I'm looking to buy a bridge camera, and am torn between the Nikon P520, Canon PowerShot SX50 HS, and the Fujifilm HS50EXR. All seem quite capable.
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Old Aug 1, 2013, 11:16 AM   #2
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My opinions- of the three... the Canon.
The nikon's AF is not up not scratch- and even worse shooting video...

The Fuji offers nice handling,but I'm not convinced with its IQ or lens performance- and the manual zoom is useless for video work...

The Canon AF is improved over the SX40(which wasn't bad..!),has probably the best IQ of all the bridges- and in my opinion,doesn't really have a negative- unless you want to shoot sports,as the continuous drive is slow when utilizing manual control- quicker in its "burst" scene mode- but here offering primarily "auto" exposure,which might be inadequate in certain conditions.

If price is no object, look into the Panasonic FZ200... probably the best "all rounder" there is...
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Old Aug 4, 2013, 3:47 AM   #3
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i'm a big fan of the FZ200 and its predecessor, the FZ150. out of your list, i, too, would go with the SX50, a very good camera.
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I'm looking for a new camera at the moment. I did consider the HS50 as I currently has an HS10. While it looks and feels good and has a tonne of features, the manual lens barrel was stiff and jerky when extending the zoom. Didn't feel nice at all.
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