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Old Apr 29, 2015, 2:32 PM   #1
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I am on the search for a new camera. I have had a panasonic FZ200, which my son recently dropped and broke. I love the zoom on that camera. I mostly take pictures of my kids, sports events (indoor and out), and use it for travel. I do not want to carry a huge camera with lots of extra lenses. I was fine with the size of the fz200, but don't want bigger. When I stopped at the camera store to see about repairing my camera, they nearly talked me into a Sony mirrorless, I believe the A6000. My budget is $600 max, but cheaper is better. Open to used. He mentioned I wouldn't get the zoom I am used to, even with the telephoto lens. I use the zoom quite a bit for sports. Ideas for a camera for me?????

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Old Apr 29, 2015, 2:49 PM   #2
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The Sony A6000 doesn't have the zoom you're accustomed to and it doesn't have the large aperture that you're accustomed to, and that you'll need for shooting indoor sports.

I think that, if you can't get your FZ200 fixed, your best bet would be to buy another FZ200.
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I would have to agree. If you liked the FZ200, and it suited your needs, your best course would probably be to repair or replace it.
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^ That and smack your son upside his head.
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Old Apr 29, 2015, 5:13 PM   #5
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i have the sony A6000 with several lenses including the 55-210 zoom, and the 55-210 is sometimes not even close to long enough. you might want to consider a used or refurb FZ200 since you liked it. you could get a new FZ70, but while it has longer zoom, the lens is slower and images are a little lower quality. i got a refurb canon SX50 direct from canon, which was a deal and has a 1 year warranty, but if you shoot fast moving subjects like birds in flight, i find the focus isn't very good. also the lens is slower and EVF isn't the best, but image quality for slow or non-moving subjects is pretty good.

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G'day Mom

+1 to getting a replacement FZ200 ... when you've got the best of the bunch, stick with it
As to son - Hmmmmm !

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