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Best Bridge Camera


dazz1 3 1
16 May 2012 12:04PM
hi i have just returned my Sony DSC-HX200V, because of the noise and grainy pictures, i have been looking at the:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150EB-K


Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR


Canon PowerShot SX40 HS

I have already half decided i dont like the Canon because of the viewfinder and the screen blackout during continuous shot mode, can someone please who owns any of these cameras give me their honest opinion before i commit to buy, my primary objective is to take pictures of birds...

thanks to all

dazz

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dazz1 3 1
16 May 2012 12:17PM
also can i ask if anyone knows of any upgrades or new release bridge cameras for this year, much obliged all


thanks

dazz
16 May 2012 12:41PM
Leica?
Carabosse Plus
12 39.8k 269 England
16 May 2012 12:51PM
This may help.
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.0k 6 England
16 May 2012 12:52PM

Quote:primary objective is to take pictures of birds...


The Fuji X-S1 then Smile

I don`t own this camera, just the X10 and this shares the same sensor.

http://fujifilm-x.com/x-s1/en/index.html
Deanooo 3 22 Wales
16 May 2012 1:48PM
i had the fuji hs20 great little camera
teepee 12 881 England
16 May 2012 3:46PM
got the panasonic (leica) great little camera
whipspeed Plus
11 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
16 May 2012 4:16PM
I'd recommend the Fuji X-S1 as well. My son bought one as his first, proper camera, a few months ago & I have been really surprised at the quality of the images he has produced with it. He is on here and his user name is pooks616.
indemnity 6 331
16 May 2012 7:36PM
Which ever you choose, suggest its one with a hot shoe, otherwise very limiting.
macroman 12 15.3k England
16 May 2012 9:32PM
Do they have a remote release socket?
I'm thinking of getting a Bridge or Compact, but I would prefer one with a remote facility.
The spec sheets and reviews aren't very informative on that score.
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.0k 6 England
16 May 2012 11:10PM

Quote:I'm thinking of getting a Bridge or Compact, but I would prefer one with a remote facility.
The spec sheets and reviews aren't very informative on that score



Fuji covered that Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cq2tUftH-pY
Paul Morgan Plus
14 17.0k 6 England
16 May 2012 11:49PM
Have you read the EPZ review

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/fujifilm-x-s1-bridge-camera-review-18445

Not sure but I strongly believe this camera is weather sealed(dust and slash proof)
17 May 2012 8:45AM
I'm getting the nikon P510 in a couple of weeks, all the reviews i've read are good and it has the best optical zoom at 42. Its a massive luxury for me and only able to have it as sister is staying with me for a while Grin
whipspeed Plus
11 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
17 May 2012 5:19PM
It's a shame that it doesn't produce RAW files, only jpeg.

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