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What is the best Optical zoom camera for £250.00 ? Any ideas ?

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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
.Does anyone know of a good deal for an optical zoom camera ?

Am I right in saying they are the next best to a SLR camera ? With this option I would have to buy an additional lense ?

The person I am buying it for will not want to cart lots of gear with him so will an optical zoom be the best bet ?

Any info appreciated ....

THANKS
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8y, 5m agoPosted 8 years, 5 months ago
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#1
................ Also how many X optical lense (X 10 ... is that good ? ) do I need to look for ?:?
1 Like #2
snowtiger
................ Also how many X optical lense (X 10 ... is that good ? ) do I need to look for ?:?


Yeh, thats decent.
1 Like #3
Fuji Finepix or Pansonic Lumix DMC-FZ series bridge cameras in my personal opinion
#4
Have you been on http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/xx/49/200-374/1/1/criteresn.html

Theres a couple of Sonys under £250 :thumbsup:
#5
I own a FZ50 and absolutely love the camera. He wont regret purchasing one...

Can currently get one for approx £250

V quick search. Im sure you can find a better deal by spending a bit more time
http://www.pricerunner.co.uk/pl/29-661752/Digital-Cameras/Panasonic-Lumix-DMC-FZ50-Black-Compare-Prices

Read reviews at http://www.dpreview.com/ which is a great site
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Forsaken;2431423
Fuji Finepix or Pansonic Lumix DMC-FZ series bridge cameras in my personal opinion


dontdothatagain;2431431
Have you been on http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/xx/49/200-374/1/1/criteresn.html

Theres a couple of Sonys under £250 :thumbsup:

Thanks guys ... will have a look at these x
#7
dontdothatagain
Have you been on http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/xx/49/200-374/1/1/criteresn.html

Theres a couple of Sonys under £250 :thumbsup:


Plus you could maybe try for cashback?

EDIT:Cashback kings/Quidco are giving 4%

Extra savings!
banned 1 Like #8
Panasonic Lumix TZ5.

10x optical zoom.

Outstanding camera, now around £200 or just under.
1 Like #9
Check out Ebay http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=m38&_nkw=New%21+Panasonic+DMC-FZ18
You could opt for an as new re-furb for £179.95 delivered with case & a smaller SD card if you prefer
#10
I dont trust EBAY with more than £100.

Dont know why that is :whistling:
1 Like #11
Coming from a photography teacher here....
How about the Fuji Compact SLR type cameras... such as this one...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-FinePix-S8000fd-Digital-Camera/dp/B000UUHL2K/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214925553&sr=1-13
14x Optical...
This one is pretty solid too...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-FinePix-S1000fd-Digital-Camera/dp/B00152A06G/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214925645&sr=1-14
Suprisingly good cameras for a small price... produce simular results to many Digital SLR's for a pinch.
#12
megamoo
Coming from a photography teacher here....
How about the Fuji Compact SLR type cameras... such as this one...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-FinePix-S8000fd-Digital-Camera/dp/B000UUHL2K/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214925553&sr=1-13
14x Optical...
This one is pretty solid too...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-FinePix-S1000fd-Digital-Camera/dp/B00152A06G/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214925645&sr=1-14
Suprisingly good cameras for a small price... produce simular results to many Digital SLR's for a pinch.


Some good deals there Snowtiger.

How will you decide?
#13
dontdothatagain
I dont trust EBAY with more than £100.

Dont know why that is :whistling:



I wouldn't trust it for Gen clothes, aftershave etc. but for stuff like this it is unlikely to be fake; just make sure you have buyers protection. As it happens I bought one of the re-furbs I mentioned :)
#14
megamoo
Coming from a photography teacher here....
How about the Fuji Compact SLR type cameras... such as this one...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-FinePix-S8000fd-Digital-Camera/dp/B000UUHL2K/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214925553&sr=1-13
14x Optical...
This one is pretty solid too...
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fujifilm-FinePix-S1000fd-Digital-Camera/dp/B00152A06G/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1214925645&sr=1-14
Suprisingly good cameras for a small price... produce simular results to many Digital SLR's for a pinch.


From the reviews I've read (no personal experience) the Panasonics mentioned out perform both these Fugi's & also Sony's super zoom.
#15
If you want good optical zoom then the Fujifilm Finepix S5700 SLR looks pretty good.
http://www.jessops.com/Store/s50105/0/Digital-Compact-Cameras/Fujifilm/Finepix-S5700-(Silver)-/details.aspx?&IsSearch=y&pageindex=1&searchword=S5700&SortBy=RelevanceDESC&IsInStockOnly=False&comp=y
Looks good at £99.99 but i am not an expert

woops, looks like you are looking for a compact, not an SLR.
1 Like #16
I bought a sony DSC-H5 a year or two ago with 10x Optical zoom and have to say it has been great camera.

I has all the functions and features of an SLR too.

Can be had now for under £250 I am sure.

Sample pics: http://dmccabe.deviantart.com
#17
TZ5 is a very good compact camera

Here is a side by side between TZ5 and FZ50 in case it helps

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=panasonic_dmctz5%2Cpanasonic_dmcfz50&show=all
1 Like #18
I've just bought the Sony DSC H10 and really like it. Getting good pictures and its really easy to use. There's a website that does independent reviews of loads of different cameras here that might help you make your choice

http://www.cameras.co.uk/reviews/sony-dsc-h10.cfm
#19
thanks so much everyone for your replys... really a great help ... I'm spoilt for choice now ! :)

have run out of rep for 2day x
banned#20
Sorry to say this again, but I can't believe the TZ5 isn't getting more interest.

It is truely the best compact zoom on the market. All Panny's are brilliant, its a Leica lens - best in world in a lot of peoples opinions, and not particularly expensive.

The TZ5 usually gets a good following on HUKDs... I wonder where everyone is!

Feel free to make your own decision, but discount the TZ5 at your peril! :D

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