Bridge Camera advice

Discussion in 'Open Gear Talk' started by Briar, May 1, 2012.

  1. Briar

    Briar SC Hall of Famer

    Oct 27, 2010
    Oh its way past my bed time so gonna make this question a quickie ...

    I know nothing about bridge cameras but a colleague at work was asking my advice about the sony cyber-shot dsc-hx200v or the 100 older version; the canon powershot sx40 hs; and the panasonic lumix dmc-fz150.

    She is looking to spend about £400. She said that HD video is a must. She's tempted with the great zoom facility in a package smaller than a dslr but overall is looking for good image quality for both still and video. Its for big holiday coming up later this year.

    Anyone got experience of these cameras or is there anything other camera you think she should be looking at?

    Thanks in advance ... for now, I'm off to catch a few zzzzzzzs.
  2. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    The Panasonic fz150 would be my choice unless your friend want to double what they're willing to spend....then it becomes the Fuji X-S1
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  3. thekeddi

    thekeddi SC Top Veteran

    Aug 15, 2011
    South Australia
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  4. Herman

    Herman The Image Stimulator

    Jul 11, 2010
    The Netherlands
    Maybe Fujifilm HS30EXR is an option? specs I like: hi-res EVF, manual zoom ring, price tag, EXR.
    Or Nikon P510 with 42 x opt. zoom, wow, but low res. EVF.
    Note: I don't own any of these cameras.