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Old Jun 21, 2010, 6:14 PM   #1
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i have 300 dollars to drop on a camera. so far i have bought a canon sx120is and returned it, a nikon l110 and returned it, and just talked myself out of a kodak z915. nothing i put my hands on has satisfied me as much as kodak z710 did. i sold it thinking....."i need to upgrade my camera". now i have nothing. my main goal is to learn the ins and outs of manual controls b4 i make the decision whether or not to get a dslr. can someone PLEASE help me out, i need some educated suggestions. everything i have read decent reviews on ended up being lax when i tried it out myself.
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Old Jun 21, 2010, 6:45 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased you dropped by.

We can surely help you out. What problems did you find with the Canon SX-120IS? It actually is quite a good camera as you can see from my attached SX-120IS photo.

Let see if we can figure out the problem here.

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the sx120 was just too small for my hands. i have no complaints w/ the image quality, it was just more of an ergonomics issue(the control dial was a soooooo awkward). the nikon l110 has ruined that brand for me. the reviews i have around the web are so varied on just about every cam i have considered. this forum is usually the most accurate tho. just looking for some input from folks more knowledgable than myself.
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The Kodak Z-915 that you also considered is also pretty small as well. The Z-950, recently got a good review and it is wider, left to right than the Z-915. Another possibilities are the Canon A-1100, and A-2100. All of these cameras are available at www.walmart.com, which has a 30 day no questions asked/no charge return policy.

The winner of the recent Travel Zoom Review at DP Review was the Casio EX-FH-100, which is also available at www.walmart.com for $249.00. That is another camera you can look at as well.

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are there any bridge cameras that i should consider? i tend to like them b/c of their size....i have clumsy hands.

for instance.....

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Casio-9.1-...H20BK/11060940
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are there any bridge cameras that i should consider? i tend to like them b/c of their size....i have clumsy hands.

for instance.....

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Casio-9.1-...H20BK/11060940

Take a look at the Fujifilm HS-10. It's got lots of room for you to grow.
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Gary Toth just suggest the most modern and technically great bridge cameras: the Fuji HS-10. There is also the Panasonic FZ-35 , another well reviewed and top notch bridge camera.

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