Firstly apologies for what will no doubt be a similar message to many that are posted.
Am looking at purchasing a bridge camera, Really liked the look of the Fuji Hs30 (even downloaded the operating instructions) but have read one too many reviews and am seeing more issues (freezing, poor video).
Switched allegiance to the Sony DX200 and again some reviews are pretty negative, appreciate every camera will have issues and DSLR's are best but I did have one and didnt get away with it (namely lugging a big bag with 2-3 lenses around) so thought a bridge would be ideal.
Holidays, pics and vid of the dogs, general kind of usage nothing to excessive and ideally using the Apple camera adaptor attach to IPad for instant downloading of pictures as thats always in my bag.
Anybody any suggestions ?? appreciate any help even at this stage if another camera may be a better option ard the £300 mark cant stretch slightly if warranted.
Sorry meant Sony HX200V :-/
Hi and welcome.
There will always be somebody saying something negative about every camera. You just have to weigh up the pros and cons and use a workaround for the rest.
Panasonic have a new one out Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ200 http://www.dpreview.com/previews/pan...mix-dmc-fz200/
Most Bridge cameras have the same sensor as compacts.Have a look at the http://www.photographyblog.com/revie...c_tz30_review/ I shoot with a TZ7 & 10.
If you want more image quality and low light, look at a CSC http://www.photographyblog.com/revie...s_epm1_review/
bit more to look at/think about before jumping in.
before you buy go and try it out if it feels right and handles right you are a long way down the road to it being right. get a short list and then go try them.
Thanks for this, had a good look, held a few and actually ended up buying the Fuji XS1, although more than i had originally planned, heavier (considerably) it felt 'right' . good and sturdy, lets hope i made the right choice (0_0).