SmithAir747
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Looking For A Digital Camera For Spotting

Mon Oct 25, 2004 5:56 am

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
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LHSebi
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RE: Looking For A Digital Camera For Spotting

Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:16 am

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
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wernair
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RE: Looking For A Digital Camera For Spotting

Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:20 am

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
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pelican
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RE: Looking For A Digital Camera For Spotting

Mon Oct 25, 2004 6:31 am

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

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