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John Rossi Aug 30, 2017 10:58 AM

Which two cameras should I buy.
 
All in one cameras seem to be compromises the longer the optical lens the worse it seems to do in low light. To maximize my options I've decided to purchase two cameras. But which two? I am leaning toward the Nikon Coolpix A900 or the Canon SX540 HS for the long lens "all in one" also I need ideas on a compact low light camera. I would like a fast shutter speed in both cameras. TIA

Ozzie_Traveller Aug 30, 2017 7:14 PM

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Originally Posted by John Rossi (Post 1412277)
All in one cameras seem to be compromises the longer the optical lens the worse it seems to do in low light. To maximize my options I've decided to purchase two cameras. But which two? I am leaning toward the Nikon Coolpix A900 or the Canon SX540 HS for the long lens "all in one" also I need ideas on a compact low light camera. I would like a fast shutter speed in both cameras. TIA

G'day John

It seems to me that you might benefit from a bit more research ... you won't achieve much via 2 cameras, each with some [maybe] desirable features

You talk about 'compact low light' performance ... there is only one compact super-zoom for you to consider and that is the Lumix FZ300 [or the FZ200 if you can find an unsold one on the shelves]

It is the only compact camera with a constant aperture F2,8 lens ... meaning that it retains the F2,8 aperture regardless of the amount of zoom you have chosen

So to have a 600mm F2,8 lens is quite something ... along with good performance at ISO1600 and plenty of other features, I would be most surprised if it does not become the "antz pantz" of your photographic activities

Hope this helps
Phil

TCav Aug 31, 2017 4:16 PM

Another option you might consider is one of the Sony RX10 models. They all have a large 20MP image sensor for low noise images, optical image stabilization, and large maximum apertures over their zoom ranges. They have Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lenses. The I and II have a (35mm equivalent) focal length of 24-200mm with a constant aperture of f/2.8, while the III has a (35mm equivalent) focal length of 24-600mm with a maximum aperture of from f/2.4 to f/4.0.


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