KFLLSpotter From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 104 posts, RR: 1 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 4364 times:
I've recently decided that I want to step up in my photography and begin to go the next level and pursue it more. At the moment, I have a Fuji FinePix S5000, which doesn't seem to be cutting it anymore. My max. range of spending is up to about 500$. With that in mind, I've only found the Kodak - DX-7590 Easyshare Digital. I'm aiming for good zoom (around 10x optical) , high mega-pixels (4-5), and plenty of nice lil features to play with. I'm intending to use it mainly for aviation photography, landscapes, portraits, cityscapes, etc. Anyone have any comments or input on this cam, or any recommended cams? Any help is GREATLY appreciated!
Manzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 31
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4322 times:
Is that $500US including what you'll get for selling the S5000? Actually this new Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20 seems to be getting some attention within the aviation photographers of limited budget due to its big zoom and optical stabilisation.
Here's a link to a review and it is within your budget!
Hope that helps!
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Staffan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 4321 times:
I always recommend SLR cameras for anyone who wants to get a bit more serious with photography. If you are on a budget, get something like a used D30 and a 75-300 lens. Once you need a better lens - get a better lens, once you need a better camera body - get a better camera body. This opposed to getting all of it new every time you upgrade a compact point & shoot.
You might not get as many "megapixels" and as much "zoom" spending the same money on an SLR as you would if you bought a P&S for the same money, but in the long run I think you'll find yourself getting a better and better setup if you can keep the parts you are happy with (for example lenses) and only upgrade the parts that really need upgrading.