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Tina
05-01-12, 05:50 PM
Hi
I'm new to photography and about to start a beginners course, and was wondering what would be a good bridge camera to start with.

I currently have a fuji s1000fd but it seems that the image quality is not so good and I've read loads about most cameras have image stabilisation which this is lacking.

So any suggestions would be great.

Thanks Tina

graham_c
05-01-12, 05:56 PM
Hi Tina. Welcome to the forum Can you tell us your approx. budget... graham

Tina
05-01-12, 06:03 PM
Hi Graham

Between 200 - 300 I know it's not much but maybe enough for one to learn on?

Tina x

graham_c
05-01-12, 06:16 PM
Take a look at the panasonic FZ48 and the fuji HS20 both these camera are at the top end of your budget but both are good bridge cameras . Hope this helps ... graham

graham_c
05-01-12, 06:22 PM
http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=fuji+hs20+&m=text
http://www.flickr.com/search/?w=all&q=panasonic+fz48&m=text

You may find these 2 links useful

Tina
05-01-12, 07:22 PM
Graham

Think I will try the Panasonic just read the review and it sounds great :)

Thanks very much for the help

Tina x

DaddyG
07-01-12, 09:46 PM
We had the dilema a while ago and ended up going for the HS20 and am enjoying it up to now. Has been very easy to use but not tried out many of its features !!

Tina
07-01-12, 11:11 PM
well I thought I had narrowed it down but..... I'm now waiting to see if the college course is going ahead have been told that lack of numbers maybe a problem (need to wait till Thurs) :o(

So thought I'd look else where other courses available but the requirements are a DSLR!

Problem is being a total beginner I thought a bridge camera would be enough to learn on but this twist has got me wondering if I should wait & save to buy a DSLR.

So now if anyone has any DSLR advice it would really help

Many Thanks Tina x :eek:

DaddyG - thanks for the info will take a look!