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    Camera Options

    Hi guys looking to upgrade from my cell phone pic,s..whats everyone using ?

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    Canon sx50 happy with it. Not too big and bulky no viewfinder though. Use it as a spotting scope on some trips, does need a tripod when using it for that.
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    Nikon D7000 for me, I have an assortment of lenses but the one that I usually take in the hills is an 18-105mm.

    Depends on your priorities though - a dSLR like mine is a fairly chunky/heavy option (around 1kg all up with that lens on), if you're not keen enough into photography to care about the extra manual control and better image quality then a compact zoom like 223nut suggested might suit your use better and still be close enough for image qual.

    Basically everything is a compromise, the trick is just figuring out your preferred combination of size/weight/zoom range/image quality/cost etc.
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    i picked up a canon EOS 600D a few years back and its been to some places! some of the best images have been taken on that camera, I've since moved on to a Canon 7D but still rate the wee 600. Advice, get what you can afford, be it canon or Sony or what ever, just really learn the camera then get better glass / lens, it doesn't have to be silly expensive and shop around, it can be addictive!

    like the others have alluded too, do you want something that you point and shoot or do you at some stage want to try a little bit of control over the camera? is size and weight going to be an issue or can you spare a bit of space in the pack?

    I now look at 600 and think its small in comparison and is almost a pack camera, but when i first picked it up, i thought Fark its massive and how do i learn all this stuff, but you soon will, the great thing is being digital, if you don't like the shot, "delete"
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    Following this thread as i also looking to upgrade, what zoom is the best compromise
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    I have a Canon SX50HS - its not a DSLR so no interchangeable lenses , but it has a big zoom capacity.

    Not too big , fits in my pack , has good battery life, lots of internal settings if you need to fiddle with them, and its almost idiot proof.

    Mine has done a lot of travelling , in the bush in various countries, and have not had any issues with it
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    I'm using a Canon G12 (fold out screen) and a G15. The fixed variable lens is really convenient and the images are relatively good. So much handier than the DSLR or the medium format that I used to use with film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rupert View Post
    or the medium format that I used to use with film.
    Film.... What's that again?

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    I'm using a Canon SX60. Find it easy to use.
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    Nikon D810
    Nikon D5500
    Fuji X100T
    GoPro Hero 5

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    Yep cannon sx60. Takes excellent photos and is resonably priced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bavarian_Hunter View Post
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    If you want the best photos possible you need a DSLR but they are bigger and heavier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hotbarrels View Post
    Nikon D810
    Nikon D5500
    Fuji X100T
    GoPro Hero 5
    you got that list in the rite order those D810 cost more than my most expensive gun! those x100T look to be a compact camera

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boaraxa View Post
    you got that list in the rite order those D810 cost more than my most expensive gun! those x100T look to be a compact camera
    Yes, the D810 is not cheap but it is an awesome piece of kit. Notice has just come through this week that production has stopped in prep for the new model about to be released.
    Can sell you a used D5500 for $1. My youngest was using it at the beach on the weekend and managed to drop it into a rock pool full of sea water. For some reason it wont power on ...... Call going into the insurance company today.
    The X100T is a nice bush camera due to its low light capability, but there are better options available today.
    I would highly recommend the D5500.
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