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  1. city fan

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    I'm totally useless with Cameras. But please could anyone advise as to a decent quality camera in the £200 range.

    I would think this should enable me to get a reasonable sort. I've been looking at a Panasonic DMC-FZ28. Seems pretty good.

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    I have the older version of that camera (FZ18) and it is an excellent bridge camera, plus you can get a couple of extra lenses for it too. With just the camera and no extras I took these-

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    I would rate as an excellent camera and very good value for money.
    However if you shop around you might find a DSLR for the same amount, my olympus cost just under £160 with 2 lenses (cheaper than I paid for the panny).
     
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    I had one of the FZ28's predecessors the FZ7, excellent camera I toyed with buying the FZ28 but ultimately bought an A300 DSLR.
     
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    #3 is a corker!
     
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    Thanks for the replies advice and replies.

    Wow great pics those, the detail in third picture is great. I'll certainly be looking further into the Panny, and at Olympus too...
     
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    For 200 brick, you can get into dSLR very affordibly if you want to. Sony A100 for £120.00 ought to be about average. Maybe even Canon 350d. Depends if you want all-in-one or something or something a little more 'versatile' . . . for want of a better word.

    If you opt for a prosumer/bridge camera, make sure you do the research first. They're OK, but with limitations. Might depend on what you want to shoot as to suitability. If fast action . . . not really suited (I had a Panny FZ3) . . AF/zoom is sloooow compared to dSLR. If you don't want all the knobs and wheels, then fair play. FZ28 is very well regarded. Also consider DMC-FZ30 (silly money at the moment).
     

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