warden145 From United States of America, joined Aug 2010, 522 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3485 times:
Forgive me if this has been discussed at length before...I admit that my searching skills leave much to be desired, and I imagine that every thread on this is unique anyways.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a super-zoom camera for plane-spotting purposes? I'm thinking something along the lines of the Canon PowerShot SX40 or the Kodak EasyShare Max (although the fact that that review complained about low-light performance probably just put the Kodak camera out of the running), although I am certainly open to suggestions.
My primary reason for wanting the zoom capability is for plane-spotting, which is why I thought it would be appropriate to post here; please forgive me if this isn't proper. I'm currently using an old Kodak DX7590, which was good for its day, but by current standards, doesn't have enough zoom ability, and has difficulty with getting clear shots of moving aircraft (or moving anything) and does terribly in low-light situations. I'm looking for the ability to do more plane-spotting with reasonable-quality photographs, and would also like a good general-purpose camera...unfortunately, I'm not financially ready for a D-SLR and also am looking for something that's slightly more compact (although something that's similar in size or a bit bigger than the DX7590's okay).
I would greatly appreciate any feedback anyone has to offer...thank you in advance!
vikkyvik From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 10095 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3470 times:
Quoting warden145 (Thread starter): unfortunately, I'm not financially ready for a D-SLR and also am looking for something that's slightly more compact
If the Powershot SX40 is the one I'm thinking of, then a Canon Rebel XS or similar DSLR is neither significantly bigger nor significantly more expensive, and it will probably have significantly better quality.
Of course, "significantly" is subjective.
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