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.
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, http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B001SN6XQ...SIN=B001SN6XQS). It did well in http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/equ...00-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 http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-...amera/p1519349though.