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Old Jul 16, 2016, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default Ready to upgrade my Powershot S5-IS

Hi,
New to the group, but have relied upon Steve's reviews for many years. I think it's time to upgrade. I'd like to stay in bridge cameras I think.

What I don't like about the S5:
Low light photography is not good. I have taken movies in low light that were fine, but can't take stills in the same light.

What I like about the S5-IS:
Picture quality in normal light.
It has a hot shoe for a flash.
AA batteries are easily obtained in case I forget to charge.
Optical viewfinder
Rotating screen
Shutter lag and power up are fast.
One camera does most of what I want - can back it up with cell

What I would like in a new camera:
I think I'd like GPS - planning a trip to Alaska
A little more zoom on both ends. I think the S5 is 36-432.
WiFi for a remote shutter.
Panorama pictures
And all the things I have in my S5

What I have looked at:
P900 - not good at low light
SX60 - mediocre at low light - no GPS
FZ200 - no GPS
FZ300 - no GPS
Rebel - Low light?? (I know it isn't a bridge)

What I take pictures of:
Grand kids at recitals.
Interior House views
Action shots of sports / animals
Scenery
Family

I realize I can't get everything, but looking for suggesttions - I'd like to stay under $500. Thanks
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Old Jul 16, 2016, 10:15 AM   #2
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Oh yeah, I post lots of stuff to the web and haven't printed anything bigger than an 8 x 10, so megapixels aren't all that important.
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Old Jul 17, 2016, 2:29 AM   #3
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There aren't much bridges that have GPS.
The Nikon P610 has it. But no hotshoe.
If you leave the GPS, there are many choices.
Rudi

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Old Jul 17, 2016, 9:21 AM   #4
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Thanks - that's what I've been finding. I'm kind of leaning toward the FZ300. I don't buy camera's very often so maybe I'll splurge and get the higher res viewfinder and LCD and the wifi. It seems like one of the best for low light unless I opt for the 1" sensor which is above my budget.

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Old Jul 18, 2016, 2:08 AM   #5
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The FZ300 is one of the best small sensor bridges. Very fast and versatile.
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Old Jul 24, 2016, 7:44 PM   #6
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I bought the fz300 and am very happy with it. At full zoom, can still get great photos - hand held. Low light is so much better that my old camera. Overall, just very happy!
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Old Jul 25, 2016, 2:46 AM   #7
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Enjoy your new camera.
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Old Aug 27, 2016, 11:01 AM   #8
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Hi,
Well, a couple of years ago, after much discussion with forum members, primarily Simon40, I upgraded my S5 to a Panasonic Lumix FZ150, and have never regretted it.
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