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Old 31-01-2017, 10:50 AM
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I've outgrown my 2 digital compact cameras and my old slr , thinking of buying a bridge camera . Don't want all the faffing about with a DSLR as I'm not a photograpy fanatic . Like to take pics of buildings , nature etc when I'm out and about fishing or out with my wee dog on walks .
Looking for recommendations on one that's a good all rounder and not to complicated . Really looking for something to just focus and snap if that's possible .
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I have a Fuji bridge camera and it is very good quality.and takes great shots(with a bit of manual reading) has a good point and shot function.But I still find it a bit bulky.I'm of the opinion that Having a camera this is compact enough that you don't have any issues with having it with you at all times means you get the shots.As like you,i'm just an opportunist snapper

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Old 31-01-2017, 11:16 AM
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It all depends on how much you want to pay.
One thing I would recommend, get one thats rain resistant or at least get a cover for it.
I lost a cracking Panasonic bridging camera cos it got a little bit of rain on it.
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Old 31-01-2017, 11:55 AM
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Hi, I have a nikon 1 aw1. Waterproof camera and lenses! Pretty good even for a point and push photographer like me.
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Old 31-01-2017, 12:42 PM
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I did go down to the large Currys / PC World last night where they have a massive choice of bridge cameras and all sorts of other cameras .
I came away as clueless about cameras / photography as I went in .
The girl that was happy to help me didn't really know about the products she was trying to sell me . Why don't these stores employ staff that know even a little about what they are trying to sell you . She would have been better working in a Greengrocers or a bloody pet shop I think .
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you want at least a 200 zoom.
Panasonic lumix fz 1000 is an excellent bridge camera
Any of the lumix are excellent.
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But I still find it a bit bulky...
That's it in a nutshell really. If you are going out to take photographs (as if you were a real photographer ), the camera and what it does is important, how it sits in your hand, where your fingers sit on the buttons, what lenses you have for it, and so on. So, most folk doing that use a dSLR or a big mirrorless type.

If you just want to be able to have it about you for snapping away when there is something to snap at, you really want something that doesn't discourage you from carrying it because of its size. Bridge cameras are not big enough (IMHO) to position your fingers on the buttons (while shooting) significantly better than a compact, so that possibility is not realised.

You can buy an advanced compact camera that has 100% of the functions of a bigger bridge camera, so why buy the bigger bridge camera? Why not buy the compact?

You've got full semi-automatic and/or manual control of shutter speed, aperture, ISO, exposure compensation, plus features such as bracketing, video, etc, plus a hot-shoe for an external flash... and all sorts.

If anyone is not sure what sort of thing I am talking about, the one I use is a bit long in the tooth nowadays (9 years old), but I've never had any reason to replace it. It's this one...

https://www.cnet.com/products/canon-...hot-g10/specs/

The modern version of it is this...

https://www.dpreview.com/products/ca...acts/canon_g16

Or if you want one with a larger sensor, there is this range...

Canon G1X Mark II Review

That's just Canon's offerings - I'm not pushing them - it's just that they are the ones I'm familiar with. Nikon, Olympus, Fuji, Sony, Panasonic, et al will all have similar, equally good equivalents.

I can fit my compact in my waistcoat pocket, which I couldn't do with a larger camera. I just put it in a waterproof pouch before going wading with it.

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I did go down to the large Currys / PC World last night where they have a massive choice of bridge cameras and all sorts of other cameras .
I came away as clueless about cameras / photography as I went in .
The girl that was happy to help me didn't really know about the products she was trying to sell me . Why don't these stores employ staff that know even a little about what they are trying to sell you . She would have been better working in a Greengrocers or a bloody pet shop I think .
Aye, well, Curry's know a bit about washing machines and toasters. PC World know a little about laptops and printers. Both know hee-haw about photography.

Jessops, Jacobs and the likes weren't bad before they were did for by t'internet shops. I've got a Calumet within walking distance, which is useful. Most folk just have to do their own research. I haven't tried it myself, but you could try phoning and asking for advice from the likes of Wex or Bristol Cameras, or Park Cameras. I've bought lenses and accessories from all of them.

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I've outgrown my 2 digital compact cameras and my old slr...

Really looking for something to just focus and snap if that's possible...
These two statements seem a bit at odds. If you are wanting something simple and uncomplicated that will just focus and snap, why are your 2 compact cameras outgrown?

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you want at least a 200 zoom.
Panasonic lumix fz 1000 is an excellent bridge camera
Any of the lumix are excellent.
Yeah, the Lumix bridge cameras are pretty good.
I have one but I have to admit, I tend to just use my phone for the odd snap these days.
I always have my phone with me anyway and the pic quality with phones is getting better all the time.
Only thing lacking is an optical zoom.
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These two statements seem a bit at odds. If you are wanting something simple and uncomplicated that will just focus and snap, why are your 2 compact cameras outgrown?

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Sorry , I should have explained that the zoom on both these are not great .
Anyway thanks for the time you have taken to give me a wee run through ��
Thanks to you I have now decided to get a more up to date advanced type compact with a decent zoom lens on it . Something better than what I've got yet still small enough to pop in me pocket .
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