Gman94 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1239 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
I just bought a Fuji Finepix S9500, it is a 9mp prosumer camera with a 10x (300mm) opitcal zoom. I gave it it's first run out at the RIAT yesterday and I'm pretty pleased with the results, though I did go through 5 packs of batteries in 8 hours. If you go for it though be careful where you buy it from I've seen it priced between £320 and £600 on various websites, I bought mine from amazon.
Stormbringer From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 145 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2165 times:
I've gotten alot of good shots with a simple Canon Powershot A75. All the Powershot series are great for a basic digital cam. Only downside is that you are limited to 4x optical zoom, and the digital zoom gets a bit grainey.
Fanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1909 posts, RR: 3 Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2095 times:
I have been happy with my Lumix DMC-FZ5. It combines the advanced electronics of Panasonic and a fine Leica lens (for much less than a Leica brand camera). As I cannot afford a true digital SLR, this one has most of the features you would find on one. The best feature is the 12X optical zoom; my only complaint is that you have to purchase a specialized battery if you want to carry a spare (a good idea if you are doing a lot of shooting at one time, such as at an air show). The 12X telephoto (400 mm equivalent is really handy when you have to shoot from a parking lot. I got mine 2 years ago, so I don't know how much prices and models have changed; I got a good deal and excellent service from J&R in New York City (over the Internet). The camera has gotten very good reviews.
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