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    Default camera choice help please

    i need some advice please
    in 6 months time iam going on a dream holiday to south africa and need to buy a good camera to record this once in a lifetime i know very very little about cameras the only camera i have is a 5millon pixel point and shoot samsung which is not going to be up to the job,as we going into the bush and iam sure the wild animals are not going to be walking up to me!
    so i need something that is easy to operate [can you get a automatic good camera?]
    something that i can fit a longer lense to
    i also go to watch classic car raceing so if it can take pictures of fast stuff then that will be a bonus
    so any advice in what to look for,what models etc,how many pixells i need etc will be welcome.
    not sure on budget but say up to about 500 for the camera then i worry abot the lense price later
    please rember that i am a novice and have no experince
    thanks very much

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    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    NW England


    hi and welcome as you were kind enough to put your history down may suggest that you may not need a camera with inter changeable lenses but a good bridge camera with an all in one lens. try looking at panasonic fz200, canon sx50 sony hx200v.

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    Hi Welcome to the forum
    I agree with wave I think a good bridge is what you need, I don't think changing lenses in the bush would really be a good idea, wave selection of cameras is also good, you could also look at the Fuji hs50 and the nikon p510, this camera has been updated, but is still a good camera

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    thanks wave and graham going to read some reviews and see what they say.
    so a bridge camera is a fixed lense [see iam learning]read a review of the canon as i thought with the big lens it would be the best but there seams to be a few issues in its use with the lens on max.

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    Hi everyone. I'm also new to all this & in a similar situation to 'dollshouse'. Holiday of a lifetime in a month, left it late I know! I'm going to Orlando Disney with the whole family & need a camera. Looked at the recommendations of 'wave' & they look a bit big for what I want to carry round. Could you recommend anything good on the compact camera side of things or anything else? I'm going to be walking a lot & going on rides etc.

    Sorry to hijack this thread

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    Hi yoyo, welcome to the forum
    It would help us if we new your budget


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