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spidan
09-06-10, 03:30 PM
I have read lots of reviews over the last two weeks but am still none the wiser. My budget is around 150 for a do it all camera.
I want to take pics of wildlife and aircraft so a zoom is important, also family pics. I would like to have alot of manual options for creative pics even though this would be a first good camera for me. Dslr is way out of my budget for this year, maybe next, so can you offer advice.
I have been looking at fuji s series cameras but am aware of more compact cameras that seem to achieve the same results. I don't really care what it looks like.
Thanks

Nigel Atherton
09-06-10, 10:01 PM
The Fujifilm S1500 seems to fit the bill. It has DSLR handling and styling, a 12x zoom with image stabilisation, full manual controls and a costs well under 150. (Eg here, on Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001SN6XQS/ref=asc_df_B001SN6XQS678308?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&tag=googlecouk06-21&linkCode=asn&creative=7974&creativeASIN=B001SN6XQS)). It did well in our review (http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equipment/reviews/compactcameras/27123/1/fujifilm-finepix-s1500-review.html), scoring 88%.

I believe its newer replacement is the S1600, which has a 15x zoom, but we haven't reviewed this one yet. You can find it here (http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-fuji-finepix-s1600-black-digital-camera/p1519349)though.