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Advice: I need a good megapixel camera with a good optical zoom

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by peteyoung, May 21, 2005.

  1. peteyoung

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    Im currently looking for a new digital camera which takes very good quality photos and has a good optical zoom. I would not like to go to the professional end of the market but would like something approximately 7mp or maybe a little less if the optical zoom is worth it, digital zoom is great but upto a point your pictures are useless and then there would be no point having a high resolution camera if the quality declines when you zoom

    sorry a bit confusing lol :thumbsup:

    any advice appreciated
     
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    Don't get sucked in by the more megapixels is better argument - have a look at the Panasonic FZ5, 'only' 5meg, but the lens is awesome - 12 x optical zoom and very fast with it.

    5meg will allow you to print very high quality 8x 10 photos' without rescaling, but I have had had good results with cropped images that are resized to A4 without too many issues.
     
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    Yeah dont get hung up on mp, it's nice to have 7 yeah, but you have to weigh it up against other features to. It should notbe the main reason why you opt for one


    For the ultra zooms, then the Z5/Z20. Wide angle then i'd have a look at the olympus 7070... very well speced camera

    If it's a compact then canon S70 is my fav compact.
     
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    Used to have a Minolta Z1 whith 10x optical zoom, that was a cracking camera for the money. I believe the newer model has more pixels.
     
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    I just got the Panasonic FZ5 and yes its a cracking camera. I got it from Pixmania for £280. Astonishing value - 5mp 12xoptical zoom and its a leica lens!
     

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