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Old Jan 26, 2012, 5:11 PM   #1
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I am going on vacation in April and looking for a super zoom digital pocket camera.

I had it narrowed it down to the Sony Cybershot DSC-HX9V 16.2MP with 16x Zoom. The Sony site has this back in stock aprox. 2/20/2012 so I would have the camera in time for the trip. Then I saw the new Fujifilm cameras that are coming out in March and got a bit excited. Now I am torn.

The other camera is the brand new Fujifilm 77OEXR. This camera is going to be released in March so I should have this in time as well. This camera will have a 20x Zoom, with a 16mp exr cmos II 1/2 sensor. I like this camera a lot! Both cameras have the GPS functionality which I like.

I am not a professional camera person by all means. I want a good compact camera with as much of a zoom as I can get that will take a great picture. There isn't much information out there about the Fujifilm camera so I'd be looking for those of you that are familiar with the quality of that brand name. I know the sony camera comes highly recommended so I know I'd be getting a great camera. Not sure if it's worth buying a brand new, never released camera just to get a bit more zoom but I do like the Fuji!!!!

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Old Jan 26, 2012, 6:13 PM   #2
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i've sometimes felt a little disappointed with fuji's jpg's - they were noisier than i prefer, but this new camera might be better than those i've tried. no way to know until it's out.

that being said, it might be a good idea to get a second, really cheap, camera just in case something goes wrong. that way, you'll still have pics of your vacation even if something happens to your main camera.
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Old Jan 26, 2012, 6:26 PM   #3
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The Fuji- on paper- looks impressive... though as pcake alludes to,Fuji images can appear more "digital" than others- let's wait for a review..!
The 750EXR has up to 8fps shooting speed at full res',fast autofocus(0.17 sec),25-500mm zoom,full manual/aperture/shutter priority modes- and one thing not lost on me- a reasonable f/5.3 max aperture at full zoom setting- better than many compacts.
The 750 adds GPS and RAW shooting on top...
If you don't need the manual options or RAW shooting,then the Sony would be ideal...
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 7:44 PM   #4
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Neither....Panasonic DMC-G3! Love it!
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I think the Panny TZ's will still take some beating- since they went full manual after the TZ8 they'd be my choice every time....
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 10:38 AM   #6
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i love it, too - it's a great camera. but it's not a super zoom and when you add some of the longer lenses to it, both price and weight go up a ways.

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 6:57 PM   #7
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This type of camera is totally different for me but it just felt right! I have a pre-order in for the 20mm 1.7 lens. Of course, who knows when I will get it. The salesman I was working with told me I might not feel like I need a longer lens once I start using the camera. Of course, just in case, any suggestions for a longer lens is much appreciated in case I start having withdrawels from the zoom...
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