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Old Feb 9, 2012, 12:30 PM   #1
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Default Need advice in buying a superzoom!!!

hello folks
I'm a learner in photography.. had been clicking pics with my Nikon s570 and my cell Sony Ericsson C901!!
now i want to move on and get myself a bridge camera [hope that's what its called]
checked up a lot of reviews and have shortlisted a few :

  • Panasonic lumix DMC FZ47
  • Fuji HS20exr
  • canon sx30
  • Nikon p500

Video is not of great concern to me.. Good IQ and decent low light is what I'm looking for.. I don't mind settling for lesser zoom either
Guys it'll be of great help if u would guide me to to get myself a decent cam
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Old Feb 9, 2012, 6:12 PM   #2
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Good IQ in low light is tough work for a bridge/superzoom camera- however,the best out there at present is the Canon SX40HS and the Panasonic FZ-150.
If money is no object,then the Fuji XS-1 is probably going to be No1 soon...!
http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equ...s1-review.html
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 12:41 AM   #3
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thanks Simon for your valuable help
but budget is a factor for me [under 18,000 INR -> approx 365 USD]
the locality where i live the camer's i mentioned fit my budget!!!
could u suggest me the better among them??
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 12:22 PM   #4
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Very tricky one that- all of the four mentioned have their pro's and con's....

Fuji's manual zoom aids the whole picture taking process- though is not ideal for video.
The Canon has the BIG zoom on offer- and probably the most effective image stabiliser- though does have lens fringing issues.
The Nikon'S CMOS sensor gives a fast frame rate at full resolution- as does the Fuji.
The Panasonic's are well put together and have that nice lens,with decent autofocus speed- though misses out on the tilting screen...!
Hard to pick one clear winner...!
Just as a guide- here's a high iso test with the Canon v Panasonic...
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Pa...SO_noise.shtml
Here in the UK the Nikon seems to be far cheaper than the other three- and if you accept that none of the above are perfect- then maybe it's worth considering saving a few $....
Any of the above though will be quite a step up in versatility over the Nikon S570- just don't expect them to surpass it in the high iso/low light stakes- because the S570 was actually pretty decent in this regard...!!
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As Simon says, they all have their pros and cons. If possible, go down to your local camera shop och feel them up. Maybe you just fall in love in one of them the moment you see it.
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Old Feb 10, 2012, 1:15 PM   #6
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thanks Simon and Marquzz
i will definitely go down and check out all 4 and get back here
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