$300 to $350 Budget -Advance Digital Camera

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  1. rapido_316

    rapido_316 Member

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    Budget: 300 to 350 USD

    Size: Does not matter

    Features:

    How many megapixels will suffice for you?: At least 10 MP

    * What optical zoom will you need? Ultrazoom = 10x-12x+++

    * How important is “image quality” to you? 9

    Do you care for manual exposure modes (shutter priority, aperture priority, manual)? No

    General Usage

    * What will you generally use the camera for? Personal

    * Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? No

    Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? At times

    Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? No

    Miscellaneous

    Are there particular brands you like or hate? None

    Are there particular models you already have in mind?

    Fujifilm FinePix S1000fd
    Canon PowerShot SX10 IS
    Nikon Coolpix P80 >>> My Choice so far... pls help
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28
     
  2. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    The Canon SX10is, Panasonic FZ28 and Sony DSC-H50 are generally given top marks by reviewers based largely on picture quality, speed of performance and features.

    That's not to say that other ultrazooms are not worth considering.

    The Olympus SP series (sp570uz and sp565uz) has many fans due to its smooth operation, good picture quality and 20x zoom lens.

    The Fuji S8100fd and S2000hd are well thought of (but the S1000fd is probably best avoided as it lacks optical image stabilization, which is very important for a long zoom camera) because they are solid cameras, all around.

    The Kodak Z1012is has lots of supporters because if its striking picture quality.

    The Nikon P80 is popular because of its small size, good build quality and Nikon name.

    I suggest that you read the reviews, check the online photo sites for samples (www.pbase.com and www.flickr.com) and find a store that carries the cameras so you can handle them.
     
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    Im planning to shift to Canon PowerShot SX10 IS

    is this a good choice?
     
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    Those are not the answers a shopper for a SLR-like ultrazoom typically gives. There are a heck of a lot of cameras less expensive than the Canon SX10 that will take equally good pictures.

    Kelly Cook
     
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    Will you recommend one?
     
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    just the thread I was looking for.

    I've been doing a lot of research and was able to break it down to these 2 cameras but since I don't know much about them please help us.

    Canon SX10 IS

    Panasonic DMC-FZ28 ( I personally like this one a little better because of the Video resolution of 1280 x 720p at 30fp that's some of the things I'm also looking for)

    Now I see there is DCM-FZ28k and DCM-FZ28S what's the difference?

    Thank you All.
     
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    For most purposes the picture quality of the Canon SX10 can be matched by the Canon SD790 IS ($170 Newegg), Canon SD880 IS ($246 Newegg), Panasonic FX150 ($289 Buydig), and Sony W300 ($270 Dell). Those are cameras that happened to be reviewed in recent Group tests on another site, making them easy to compare. There are no doubt other compacts that could also go on the list.

    Kelly
     
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    I like Canon's
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  10. Andy Stanton

    Andy Stanton Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    The FZ28K is black (the K indicates black) and the FZ28S is silver (the S indicates silver). Otherwise it's the same camera.
     
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