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Old May 24, 2010, 3:48 AM   #1
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I can't afford to go DSLR so what 'bridge' camera would you recommend?

I was looking at the Fuji S1900 but reviews don't look too good!

I will be using the camera for all family pictures, holidays, wildlife etc. Budget is under 200. Thanks
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Old May 24, 2010, 4:46 AM   #2
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u can't get a good Bridge cam @ ur budget! Sorry!!! What do u want to shoot with ur cam? If u r a 1st-timer (like me!) a pocket megazoom will suffice ur need. Try some research @ur budget, that will hlp u a lot! Forum will hlp u for sure though. But u must need some idea first (IMHO).
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Old May 24, 2010, 9:19 AM   #3
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Hirak is pretty much on target. The Fuji S-1800 and up models, ending with the S-2500 have been rather marginal cameras and not worth the investment. While the Panasonic FZ35/38 competes with the Canon SX-20, they are due for replacement this year.

The good aspect is that the FZ-35/38 and the SX-20 are now at or near their lowest historic prices. The replacement models will surely sell at full list price. Another option is to purchase a used super zoom that had very good reviews. I recently purchased a used Canon S-5 for around $(US)200.00 for a friend that was in excellent shape and is capable of excellent image quality.

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if you can extend your budget to 250 then you open up your options quite a bit.

i think you can get the excellent Panasonic FZ38 for 249.99 online from Jessops.
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Old May 24, 2010, 11:15 AM   #5
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200 should get you a used Lumix DMC-FZ28 or maybe even something
a bit older like a used Fujifilm S9600.
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Old May 24, 2010, 12:06 PM   #6
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38 Black

This has been recommended to me before. I will have to do some reading up on it but briefly guys, has it full manual too?
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Yes, the FZ-38 surely does have full manual controls.

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Thanks. Might be a good investment then. Really need the camera to have good image quality etc. Just got to find some good reviews of it now guys / gals
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its also known as the FZ-35 here in the states, so that may help you in your search for more examples.

edit. i see sarah already had mentioned that by using fz 35/38...
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Just take a good look at our Panasonic P+S folder. There are lots of FZ-35/38 tip, photo samples and the like there and it is very easy to get to right on this website.

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