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    Camera help please!

    Hi,
    I am a plane spotter,
    and i need a camera w/ at least10x optical zoom, but 12x would be nice.
    It would have to digital.
    And 4 or 5 mega pixels.
    What camera would you recomend?

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    Re: Camera help please!

    Anyone Please?

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    Re: Camera help please!

    a lot of the people on www.airliners.net post their camera in with post. Amazing pictures there. good luck.

    -pete

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    Re: Camera help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by 777heavy
    Anyone Please?
    Go to the top of this page and click on the Reviews menu selection. In there you'll find a section on 4-5 Megapixel cameras. Use that for comparison of features and evaluations and buy from an established company. Try the cameras out yourself as different features are more important to some people than others. There isn't a shortcut for this.

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    Re: Camera help please!

    What about pamasonic are they a good brand?

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    Re: Camera help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by 777heavy
    Hi,
    I am a plane spotter,
    and i need a camera w/ at least10x optical zoom, but 12x would be nice.
    It would have to digital.
    And 4 or 5 mega pixels.
    What camera would you recomend?

    I take it you are looking for an advanced compact digital. In which case, I'm partial to Nikon. The Coolpix 5700 is 5 MP, and has an 8X zoom, 35mm equivalent to 35-280mm.

    The Coolpix 8700 is an 8MP camera with a 10X zoom, 35mm equivalent to 35-350mm. Kodak and a couple of others make 10X and 12X zoom digital cameras. Do a search and compare features.

    A sidenote here. My daughters have Kodak Easyshare digital cameras. Cheaper than the equivalent Nikon, but the software is a MAJOR pain! Nikon View is much easier to use, and does a LOT more. Moral: there is more to it than just price!

    One last thing. Considering the price of the advanced compacts, unless space is a problem, you may want to consider getting a Digital SLR. They are more capable, have faster shutter releases, and are much more versatile. My two cents worth.
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    Re: Camera help please!

    I'm a plane spotter too, but I'm still very attached to my old, trustworthy and indestructable EOS600. My 'digital colleguas' however, work with DSLRs like the Canon EOS300D, 10D, 20D or Nikon D70, D100 etc. These all have proven to be perferct for the job given the faster shutter release.
    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Camera help please!

    But the Dslr's are out of my price range ( the 300d0

    Again how is the brand panasonic?
    I have a kodak 6440 I hate it so i can't go back to them?
    Any other cameras? you recommend?

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    Re: Camera help please!

    How is the Lumix dmc-fz 10?
    Any here won it?

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    Re: Camera help please!

    Anyone have an experience with it?

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    Re: Camera help please!

    Quote Originally Posted by 777heavy
    Anyone have an experience with it?
    Did you read the reviews on it? 11 people there have it or have used it.

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    Re: Camera help please!

    what is a plane spotter?


    That aviation.net website looks interesting. I wonder if I could get some of my airplane shots posted there.
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    Re: Camera help please!

    bUT WHO HE HAS THE dmc-fz 20

    srry for caps

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    Re: Camera help please!

    apparently...... NOBODY ;)
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    Re: Camera help please!

    comm'on who has one?

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    Re: Camera help please!

    First of all, there's a help forum, for a reason. Second of all, if no one has responded yet, then clearly, those that frequent these forums don't have one. If there are no reviews in the reviews section the try google.
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    Re: Camera help please!

    I know but anyone hardly goes in the help fourm

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