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Old Jul 5, 2018, 1:12 PM   #1
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We have a Nikon 3200 but would like a smaller camera that could fit into cargo pants side pocket.
Would like it to have:
Decent optical zoom (maybe around 20x)
Optical or electronic viewfinder (have trouble with reflections in bright sun)
Price point of $400.00 or less
And, of course a good record for reliability (We usually like Canon and Nikon)
I've done a lot of reading for this but can't seem to find one that fits.
Thanks for any help.
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Old Jul 5, 2018, 1:40 PM   #2
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Hi Richard,
I just asked pretty much the same question.
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Old Jul 7, 2018, 12:41 PM   #3
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I had really hoped for some good advice but maybe not going to happen. Still hoping, though.
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Old Jul 7, 2018, 1:09 PM   #4
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Hi Richard,
Have a look at my post here https://forums.steves-digicams.com/what-camera-should-i-buy/226270-compact-long-zoom-viewfinder-great-iq.html# Maybe it will turn up something interesting.
I think we're looking for the same camera;-).
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Old Aug 13, 2018, 3:04 PM   #5
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I think you should check out the responses to my Q in late July. My price point is higher than $400, but there's some good info.
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Old Aug 13, 2018, 6:13 PM   #6
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Hi aleyedig,
Do you have a shortcut to that post?
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Old Aug 13, 2018, 8:24 PM   #7
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You should be able to find it under Forums/What camera should I buy?/Superzoom travel camera to find the replies to my original Q.
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Old Aug 14, 2018, 8:32 AM   #8
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Thanks.
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Old Aug 14, 2018, 7:23 PM   #9
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We have a Nikon 3200 but would like a smaller camera that could fit into cargo pants side pocket.
Would like it to have:
Decent optical zoom (maybe around 20x)
Optical or electronic viewfinder (have trouble with reflections in bright sun)
Price point of $400.00 or less
And, of course a good record for reliability (We usually like Canon and Nikon)
I've done a lot of reading for this but can't seem to find one that fits.
Thanks for any help.
G'day Richard

Just noticed this topic - may I add my 2-bob's worth here
As well as forums like this, the DP Review.com site is your best info source - it is the world's digital reference guide

This article may be of assistence too
https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/buy...eras-under-500

Hope this helps,
Phil
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