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Old Sep 15, 2007, 11:51 AM   #1
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Anybody using the Semi-Pro D.Camera?

Any D.Camera which own the features(More or Less) below in the Market?

~Auto,Manual Focus
~Manual Zoom with the Build-In Lens~Twist Barrel Zoom (most of the Lens are Digital Zoom lens)
~12x and above Optical Zoom
~Wide Angle Lens
~f1.8
~Custom Colour Temperature setting
~Built-in Flash
~Flexible LCD screen
~Colour View Finder
~Enlarge Focus function
~RAW and Jpeg available
~Lithium-ion battery
~8 megapixels above

Please...don't laugh on this crazy deal.. .Just for REFERENCE and PROMPT a wonderful recommended D.Camera From all of you!!

For Example S9500z
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Old Sep 16, 2007, 8:33 AM   #2
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MacTreoUser wrote:
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Anybody using the Semi-Pro D.Camera?

Any D.Camera which own the features(More or Less) below in the Market?
~12x and above Optical Zoom
~f1.8
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Please...don't laugh on this crazy deal.
Sorry.

The problem with your wish list is that superzooms usually have a maximum aperture of only f/2.8, and only at the wide end. To get a larger aperture, you'll need to go with a dSLR.

Everything else is doable, though. If you can forego the f/1.8 maximum aperture, I'm certain there are superzooms that will do what you want. (I defer to mtclimber, mtngal and others to point you in a particular direction.)
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Old Sep 16, 2007, 10:43 AM   #3
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Hey TCav,

Thanks for the reply.
So,if,ignore the super zoom lens and remain the f.2.8...and which is close to the spect above...what's the Semi-Pro cam will you recommend?
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Old Sep 16, 2007, 12:33 PM   #4
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So,if,ignore the super zoom lens and remain the f.2.8...and which is close to the spect above...what's the Semi-Pro cam will you recommend?
Actually, if you'll go with f/2.8 (at least at the wide end), you can keep the superzoom. If you want the f/1.8, you can do it with a dLSR, just not with a single lens.

If you want the dSLR, I, among many others here, can point you in a direction. If you want the superzoom, I disqualify myself. You might do well to review http://www.steves-digicams.com/best_cameras.html
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Old Sep 16, 2007, 2:25 PM   #5
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I'm clueless about the current crop of superzoom fixed lens cameras. I briefly owned an FZ30 about 2 years agoand couldn't get what I wanted out of it, didn't think any of the other ones on the market at the time would be much better. Bought a budgetdSLR and couldn't be happier.
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mtngal,

So,you are highly recommeded the FZ30 or even FZ50 to me?

Did you meant even like Canon 10D or Nikon D40 Semi-pro cam oso c'ld not fight the FZ30 or FZ50?
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Old Sep 17, 2007, 3:34 PM   #7
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I was miserable with the FZ30 - I sold mine at a loss after only a month. It's a camera that others liked, but I did not. The FZ50 might be better - I don't know because I bought a dSLRand have been completely happy with it. The difference (to me) was night and day and I have no desire to go back to a fixed lens camera. Now the person who bought my FZ30 seemed perfectly happy with it's more limited dynamic range, so it's really a personal choice.
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Old Sep 17, 2007, 3:50 PM   #8
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Did you meant even like Canon 10D or Nikon D40 Semi-pro cam oso c'ld not fight the FZ30 or FZ50?
I think you're headed off in a direction that no one here intended to point you.

ANY dSLR, WITH THE RIGHT LENS, will run rings aroundANY superzoom, for whatever purpose.

Any camera is a compromise. The beauty of a dSLR is that you don't have to compromise as much if you don't want to. There are lenses and accesories to let dSLRs do any kind of photography you can imaging. The penalty for all this flexibility is cost, weight, bulk, and complexity.

What do you want to do?

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Here is an example of what a Nikon D-40 can do with the so called single lens solution: the Nikon 18-200mmVR lens.

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Old Sep 17, 2007, 9:13 PM   #10
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MacTreoUser,

From another of your posts, I'm presuming that you have a Canon EOS 10D. While it is old by dSLR standards, it was the state of the art when it was introduced, and it is still a fine camera. Is there a reason you're thinking about not using it?
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