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Old Dec 12, 2009, 4:52 PM   #1
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Hey everybody, I'm going to be in the Amazon Jungle for the next few months and I want to get a good camera while on a budget. I will only have access to electricity every 2 weeks so I need one that uses AA batteries and preferably under $200, but I am willing to spend a little more. Most of my pictures will be taken outside during the day. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 5:17 PM   #2
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Take a look at the Canon SX-120 and the Fuji S1500.

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Old Dec 12, 2009, 5:35 PM   #3
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I second the recommendation for the Canon SX-120!

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i third that recommendation of the sx-120is
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 7:38 PM   #5
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thanks for your answers. The sx-120 is one of the options I've been thinking about, along with the a1100
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Sometimes being outside in the jungle is a lot like being inside (as far as photography goes). I think I would be very frustrated with a cam that only zoomed out to 140mm in a triple canopy situation.

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I passed on the sx120 because of no view finder, friend has one & in the sun I could not see the display & have been very happy with the s1500, great images & full feature set, with out a lot of flash about 500 clicks before needing to change batterys.
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Hi there, captinharry-

Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased that you dropped by.

Yes, optical viewfinders are becoming more and more rare. We're glad that you found an excellent "work around" in the Fuji S-1500. It a nice camera and quite a value. However, in today's market the full blown emphasis seems to be on both small and pocketable compact cameras.

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So would the sx120 be a better choice than the s1500? Also, what do you all think about Kodak's z915?
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The Fuji S-1500 would be my #1 choice, followed by the Canon SX-120, and finally the Kodak Z-915. I put the S-1500 out in front due to its 12 X Optical zoom and because it has an EVF.

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