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Bridge type cameras

meercat 6 278 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2010 11:16AM
Hi guys, I've been asked by my Brother-in-laws girlfriend to look into what would be a good choice camera for him, for christmas.

Basically he is after something that is of a similar quality to an SLR but without the bulk, and so that he can learn, while growing into the hobby (possibly) max budget is 500, my initail reaction would have been a low end SLR but then I thought about the new mirrorless cameras (i.e the Lumix G2) but I know nothing about these types of cameras, and was hoping someone here would?

Any advice on if these things are any good, and if so what to look for would be greatly appreciated.

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franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
13 Oct 2010 11:49AM
The Lumix G2 is not a bridge camera. A bridge camera looks like a small slr but has a fixed lens.

info on G2 here:


meercat 6 278 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2010 11:53AM
Sorry I meant Electronic Viewfinder, Interchangeable Lens not Bridge type, but couldn't think of the name.
franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
13 Oct 2010 11:57AM
The Samsung nx10 has also had some good reviews.

some info here


franken Plus
13 3.7k 4 Wales
13 Oct 2010 12:04PM
I forgot to mention that there is a list of this type of camera in the EPZ shop(warehouse express)




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