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

    .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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    Original Poster

    ................ Also how many X optical lense (X 10 ... is that good ? ) do I need to look for ?:?

    snowtiger;2431417

    ................ Also how many X optical lense (X 10 ... is that good ? ) … ................ Also how many X optical lense (X 10 ... is that good ? ) do I need to look for ?:?



    Yeh, thats decent.

    Fuji Finepix or Pansonic Lumix DMC-FZ series bridge cameras in my personal opinion

    Have you been on ]http//ww…tml

    Theres a couple of Sonys under £250 :thumbsup:

    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
    pricerunner.co.uk/pl/…ces

    Read reviews at dpreview.com/ which is a great site

    Original Poster

    Forsaken;2431423

    Fuji Finepix or Pansonic Lumix DMC-FZ series bridge cameras in my … Fuji Finepix or Pansonic Lumix DMC-FZ series bridge cameras in my personal opinion



    dontdothatagain;2431431

    Have you been on … Have you been on http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/xx/49/200-374/1/1/criteresn.htmlTheres a couple of Sonys under £250 :thumbsup:


    Thanks guys ... will have a look at these x

    dontdothatagain;2431431

    Have you been on … Have you been on ]http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/xx/49/200-374/1/1/criteresn.htmlTheres a couple of Sonys under £250 :thumbsup:



    Plus you could maybe try for cashback?

    EDIT:Cashback kings/Quidco are giving 4%

    Extra savings!

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    Panasonic Lumix TZ5.

    10x optical zoom.

    Outstanding camera, now around £200 or just under.

    Check out Ebay shop.ebay.co.uk/?_f…Z18
    You could opt for an as new re-furb for £179.95 delivered with case & a smaller SD card if you prefer

    I dont trust EBAY with more than £100.

    Dont know why that is :whistling:

    Coming from a photography teacher here....
    How about the Fuji Compact SLR type cameras... such as this one...
    amazon.co.uk/Fuj…-13
    14x Optical...
    This one is pretty solid too...
    amazon.co.uk/Fuj…-14
    Suprisingly good cameras for a small price... produce simular results to many Digital SLR's for a pinch.

    megamoo;2431729

    Coming from a photography teacher here....How about the Fuji Compact SLR … 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=1-1314x 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=1-14Suprisingly 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?

    dontdothatagain;2431691

    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

    megamoo;2431729

    Coming from a photography teacher here....How about the Fuji Compact SLR … 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=1-1314x 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=1-14Suprisingly 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.

    If you want good optical zoom then the Fujifilm Finepix S5700 SLR looks pretty good.
    ]http//ww…p=y
    Looks good at £99.99 but i am not an expert

    woops, looks like you are looking for a compact, not an SLR.

    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: dmccabe.deviantart.com

    TZ5 is a very good compact camera

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

    dpreview.com/rev…all

    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

    cameras.co.uk/rev…cfm

    Original Poster

    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

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    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!
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