View Full Version : Help choosing a Bridge Camera please

12-11-11, 11:25 PM
We are looking to get into photography and are looking for a fairly easy to use general camera.
I say Bridge camera as we are complete novices ! it will be used for general picture taking again until we find out what we enjoy photographing.

Our budget is up to about 250ish !!!

I think I have confused myself sufficiently:confused: with looking at so many cameras, so would like some pointers and suggestions

Thank You in advance


13-11-11, 09:11 AM
Hi Graham
You could look at the Fuji hs20, just under 250... graham_c

13-11-11, 08:45 PM
Thank You for the reply I must admit it is one of the cameras I have already looked at.
If anyone has any other suggestions it would be appreciated.

14-11-11, 07:22 AM
have a look at the canon sx130 or a g12 if you can go to that

14-11-11, 08:41 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, I think the fuji is still favourite at the moment, but if anyone else has any other suggestions of cameras sililar to the fuji hs20, it would be appreciated

14-11-11, 10:54 PM
asked similiar question recently myself and was told to buy a dslr if you can afford it or buy the fuji hs20 however i bought a nikon d3100 and it is easy to use so far with guide etc for begginers like myself but its a but dearer.

15-11-11, 09:39 PM
Thank you for that reply, If it was just for me I would probably go the dslr route ! However my partner is also interested in taking up the hobby but has mobility and balance problems, I thought a bridge camera might balance ease of use with a large range of zoom in one package. And we wouldn't have to carry a lot of extra kit, useful if she went off on her own to take photographs.

Looks like a trip to Jessops to see what the camera feels like is on the cards later this week.

But still open to any other suggestions.