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    Camera.

    Guys after advice from those who no about Cameras on some recommendations as to what to get.
    I've had a browse through the forum at camera threads, some of you take awesome photos.
    After something quality, that's reasonably rugged with a good healthy zoom range, and able to carried around.
    I've done the cheaper camera thing, and the pic quality is always a let down.
    Are any blue tooth? So photos transfer to your phone?
    Currently using the iPhone 6 attached to the Swarovski Spotter but still not sold on it.
    Is it unrealistic to ask for good photos at say 400-500 yards?
    My camera Knowledge is well shit.
    One of the hunting mags reviewed the Lecia V Lux anyone got one?
    Any help appreciated.
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    Can show you a beaut, pics at 1200 yrds no probs
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    Can show you a beaut, pics at 1200 yrds no probs
    What kind is it?

    Good thread brads, I am on the search for such a camera. Anyone know what are these like?NIKON COOLPIX P610 BLACK ULTRAZOOM CAMERA – GnG Traders

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    Camera.

    DMC-FZ70

    20-1200mm lens equiv

    Full HD on 60x

    Stunning HD pics n HD video on big screen TV even when taken on 60x

    Photowarehouse.co.nz has them for $369 nzd and they have the Leica V Lux (only 16x zoom) for $1840 nzd

    Don't forget the Lumix line use Leica lenses.



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    @BRADS

    The Panasonic lumix DMC-FZ70 is an ok prosumer camera that will deliver some good results without stepping up to a DSLR and some very very expensive and heavy lenses.

    However there is a big trade off on Long Range Zoom Vs Quality images.

    You always have to give something to get something, in this case you give Image Quality to gain Zoom.

    Is the lesser image quality Vs the Zoom range enough to put you off?, only you can decide this.

    Also be aware that this camera has Plastic (polymer) lenses not Glass.

    Stunning 1200m + photos are easily obtained however this can come at a huge cost in the gear required, ask anyone in the Paparazzi trade.

    And like scopes, digital camera quality is all in the "Lens Size, Focal Range & Quality" and the "Image Sensor Size and Quality", and like scopes better quality lenses = higher costs and better quality image sensors also = higher costs.

    Your best bet is to contact a Camera Store and have a chat to them about what is available that will suit your needs.

    Beware that there is almost as many Cameras and Camera Experts as there are Rifles and Calibres combined.

    Also check out the online reviews and see if anything peak your interest.
    Panasonic Lumix FZ70 Digital Camera Review - Reviewed.com Cameras

    Have a look at the Canon & Nikon range of prosumer cameras to see if any of these will meet your needs then compare

    But beware It's a bloody mine field with so many choices as can be seen here.

    Best megazoom digital cameras of 2016 - CNET

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7mmsaum View Post
    DMC-FZ70

    20-1200mm lens equiv

    Full HD on 60x

    Stunning HD pics n HD video on big screen TV even when taken on 60x

    Photowarehouse.co.nz has them for $369 nzd and they have the Leica V Lux (only 16x zoom) for $1840 nzd

    Don't forget the Lumix line use Leica lenses.



    I've got the same camera. The image stabilization takes a little getting used to when lining up on a distant subject at high zoom but works amazingly well. The only thing I can fault it on is it's ability to auto focus in very low light on high zoom but that is to be expected of all cameras of this type. Not sure if it can be persuaded to do a manual focus. A much more portable option than a digital SLR set up.
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    Camera.

    What's a DSLR?
    I have a Panasonic lumix Fz47 but the grainy pics at high zoom do my head in.


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    @BRADS

    also check out the Nikon Coolpix P900

    83x zoom is equivalent to 2000mm lens which is getting up their.

    Nikon P900 Review - P900 Overview

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    What's a DSLR?
    I have a Panasonic lumix Fz47 but the grainy pics at high zoom do my head in.


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    DSLR = Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera
    Like these
    The 10 best DSLRs you can buy right now | TechRadar

    Here's another website to compare models in the "Bridge Camera" range.
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2015...camera-roundup

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    What's a DSLR?
    I have a Panasonic lumix Fz47 but the grainy pics at high zoom do my head in.


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    Digital Single Lens Reflex, the digital version of the SLR with a mirror inside that flips up when you take a shot and can swap lenses on. They do take better photos but the trade off is they are bigger, heavier and more expensive. To get the equivalent range of a superzoom bridge camera like the ones listed would be very heavy. The quality of photos is not too far off a DSLR at suitable sensible zoom levels and you have the ability to capture a picture of something further out with lower quality if need be. It is all about the tradeoffs you wish to make as far as weight, bulk, price, resolution, ....
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    Another dumb question.....
    Are the DSLR cameras self focus? Or do you have to adjust that big lenses focus buy hand?


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    Normally autofocus now with manual override if you want it.
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    I'll bring my canon dslr camera over for u in the roar bro u can borrow it and have a play around, see if that size/type it's right for u.I got a few flash zoom lenses and all the jazz
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    Quote Originally Posted by ARdave View Post
    I'll bring my canon dslr camera over for u in the roar bro u can borrow it and have a play around, see if that size/type it's right for u.I got a few flash zoom lenses and all the jazz
    What model is it marmite?


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    the body (the bit the lenses attach to) ia just a canon d700 i think, middle of range sort of one. its the lenses and filters and extra shit that end up costing u big money. u can make it as simple or as complicated as you like taking a good photo though, u can leave it on auto and just press the button , or go full manual mode and control everything like depth of field , freezing motion or creating blurs or just making ultra sharp portraits of closer stuff which i guess what you're after with clients?
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