Camera choices

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by bcburrows, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. bcburrows macrumors 6502


    Mar 25, 2009
    Thank you for taking the time to read and answer.

    I need to replace my camera after my old TZ5 succumbed to sand damage.

    I am currently looking at two models and was looking for opinions

    Panasonic Lumix TZ20 £200
    Sony NEX5K - £399.99
    (I know the Panasonic GF series is more in tune with the NEX5K than the TZ20)

    Essentially I want a small camera that can be easily carried, and that also provides me with options including some manual controls, and the ability to zoom / change lenses to provide me with options.

    I am mainly wanting the camera for holidays etc - safari, deserts, himilayas etc

    Sorry for being so vague.
    Does anyone have any knowledge of these cameras?
    Anyone had a TZ20 and felt that they were limited by a lack of interchangeable lenses.

  2. John hayman macrumors newbie

    Aug 16, 2011
    I use a Sony SLR and considered buying a Sony micro four thirds a while back, I would have got it but changed my mind for no reason. Sony are emerging as a good new DSLR platform. The NEX series are beautiful machines.
  3. jji7skyline macrumors 6502


    Aug 10, 2011
    Get a Canon G12 or Nikon P90 or similar. They are great and many photographers use them as light alternatives to their DSLRs ;)
  4. mackmgg, Aug 21, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011

    mackmgg macrumors 65816


    Nov 2, 2007
    I'm not quite sure how it actually performs, but the Fujifilm HS10 seems pretty nice. It has mechanical zoom, which is a nice addition for a point and shoot

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