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I need a new camera #14705477 03/25/20
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I accidentally dropped my Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS50 Digital Camera in the water and it is toasted. I bought it a couple years ago and like the camera and may just get another one but I thought I would see if anyone can provide a strong argument for something else.

My main use for a camera these days is when I am out bird watching. I don't want a monster camera and lens and like being able to slip my camera into a pocket at times.

I also really like the ability to operate my old camera with my phone and then transfer the photos to my phone. I will sometimes put my camera on my tripod outside by our bird feeder and then take pics from inside the house without spooking the birds. Pretty cool.

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Re: I need a new camera [Re: rufous] #14705662 03/25/20
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I would go with the Sony HX80. It has a 30x zoom Real Zeiss lens. Panasonic makes some Leica cameras so they can use the Leica name on their lenses. Not a real German Leica lens.
The Sony is a 18.2 MP sensor vs a 12.1 on the Panasonic. The Sony has a great pop up viewfinder and built in image stabilization

Feel free to call me to discuss

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Re: I need a new camera [Re: rufous] #14707853 03/26/20
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Joel, thanks for the recommendation. I will do some research to fully compare it against the Panasonic.

Re: I need a new camera [Re: rufous] #14711911 03/27/20
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If the Panasonic worked that well for me, I'd git another. Ya already know how to work it and right at home with it. In DSLR's I only buy Nikon Not because I think they are the best but I know about how to work them! Didn't have much luck with Nikon P&S camera's and now use a Canon. Haven't a clue how to use most of it but I do get photo's I can live with and carry it around much much easier than any DSLR.

Re: I need a new camera [Re: rufous] #14716683 03/28/20
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Don, I hear you. Familiarity is worth a lot. My Panasonic does power up and the zoom lens goes in and out but the screen is ruined as is the view finder. I wonder if it would be worth sending it in for repair? Maybe I just need a new screen. Question is what would it cost to replace that?

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I have heard good things about the Panasonic's with pancake lenses.


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I bought a Sony RX100 VI from Joel last summer, as I wanted the highest quality camera that would fit in a pocket on my caribou hunt. Worked great, transfers to phone with good app. Get an extra battery. Not cheap, but excellent.


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