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he wanted to know what i wanted for christmas, he says i can have anything upto the price of 300 including delivery. im pretty sure i want a sony h1 but the manual focus ring on the lumix fz20 interests me. he says i can get back to him before noon 2moro to guarantee a christmas delivery, just thought i would check if you guys had any thoughts 1st.
many thanks x
p.s. i know a camera is not just for christmas and i promise to pay it lots of attention all year round.
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neither , save up and get a dslr for 450. dave.
ps can you give santa my details , i need 450....
The manual focus ring is not much of a feature as you get limited by the LCD. It's not like MF in SLR.
If you want a P&S - Sony H-1 or Canon S2 IS.
Or you can add up to Nikon's D50 kit ($700). It's up to you to choose.
I have found no problems with the manual focus on the FZ10 (FZ20 is the same). It gives you a great advantage when you want to take a picture of which has something in the foreground you want to avoid. I have taken pictures of buildings through trees (in winter) and birds in cages, where I could focus on the subject and not on the foreground (as autofocus will). Leica have made a very good job of designing a fast wide range zoom lens.
Fuji S7000 just in range. Nikon 8700 just sneaked into your price range.
Could you spend a bit more and reach the entry dSLRS? Tose latest Nikon and Minolta entry level dSLRs are great value IMHO.
right ok thanks, i will tell santa he can put that 300 towards yours dave as i need more time to think.
thanks for the tips guys, will have a look around.
Quote: Fuji S7000 just in range
Actually - well within range if you check the clearance bit of 7dayshop.
It's a brilliant cammera too.
also some used canon DLSRs used in the classiefieds that may be in reach as well!!
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