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Looking For A Digital Camera For Spotting  
User currently offlineSmithAir747 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1628 posts, RR: 28
Posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5657 times:

I have a Fuji FinePix A330 digital camera (my first; recently purchased), but want to know if it's good enough for planespotting. One weakness I found was that the zoom range was not long enough for distance shots (it's a point-and-shoot size camera).

I am considering trading it in at Jessops here in London for a digital camera with a bigger zoom (up to 10x, maybe). My previous film camera had a nice, big zoom lens built into it (it was an Olympus IS-20), but the camera broke down just before I arrived in London.

Please help me with some ideas for a (not-too-expensive, maybe £200-£350) digital camera with a decent, big zoom lens. Which model would be good for planespotting? Please let me know, with your ideas.
Thanks!
SmithAir747


I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made... (Psalm 139:14)
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User currently offlineLHSebi From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 1049 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5606 times:

You should really do a quick search. This kind of topic has been discussed more than the AvsB wars. I am sure you will find tons of threads with helpful information!

Sebastian



I guess that's what happens in the end, you start thinking about the beginning.
User currently offlineWERNAIR From Austria, joined Aug 2003, 164 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5598 times:

Just a little suggestion: Minolta Dimage Z3!

A friend of mine uses this one: 4MPix and a 12x stabilized Zoom...

Very good for beginners...

Cheers, Werner



Wernair Photography
User currently offlinePelican From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 2531 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (9 years 10 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5593 times:

I have the Konica Minolta Dimage Z3. I am quite satisfied, but I'm not an expert.

The Panasonic Lumix FZ20 is a nice camera, too.

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/panasonic/dmc_fz20-review/index.shtml

pelican


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