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Dec 04, 2007 12:55 |  #1

. . . on a safari to Africa. She's not into photography that much and wanted a recommendation on what camera/lens to take. She didn't want something as big/heavy as my 40D, and doesn't want to be changing lenses. Ouch! That makes it tough, but I told her about that little Olympus with the 18X optical lens. But, I read on a review where the IQ was really bad. What would you have suggested to her?


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Dec 04, 2007 13:02 |  #2

How about a Canon G7 or G9?


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Dec 04, 2007 13:04 |  #3

the G9


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Dec 04, 2007 13:05 |  #4

Just about any point-and-shoot should be fine. If she's not into photography then the photos probably aren't going to be any good anyways, just snapshots.



  
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Dec 04, 2007 13:05 |  #5

What is her budget? There are a range of good SLR like compacts out on the market place that has everything built in, ranging from Canon's S3, S5, G9.... Panasonic's FZ18, FZ30, FZ50...... Fuji 6500, 9000 and 9600, would probably recommend one with built in IS, these camera's tend to suffer at the high end. Check out the links, below, some sources of info and reviews for your friend.

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Dec 04, 2007 13:18 |  #6

I'd have to say that the Fuji ones are the way to go as mentioned (6500,9000, 9600).


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Dec 04, 2007 13:46 |  #7

CyberPet wrote in post #4439120 (external link)
How about a Canon G7 or G9?

I second that!!;)


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Dec 04, 2007 13:54 |  #8

im a big fan of the canon ixus range (Uk)


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Dec 04, 2007 14:00 |  #9

The G9 just doesn't have the reach needed for a safari--otherwise I'd have recommended it.


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Dec 04, 2007 14:18 |  #10

I used to own a Canon S2 and it was great. I'd recommended either the S2, S3, or the S5. They even have IS built in.


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Dec 04, 2007 14:25 |  #11

Anything with 10X or 12X zoom.


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Dec 04, 2007 14:36 |  #12

yeah, either the S5, or even an XT/XTi and sigma 18-200 OS combo would be relatively small and light.


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Dec 04, 2007 14:48 |  #13

Yes, I think I'd suggest the Canon S5 (or whatever the current model is) with I.S. too. It's got a lot more reach than the G9, and I think on safari one is going to want as much reach as possible. Image stabilization will be highly desirable, too.


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Dec 04, 2007 15:04 |  #14

I'd also say the S5 rather than the G9. She'll want the reach for wildlife. Too many people see the animal in the viewfinder as being more prominent than it is, so end up with tiny little animals in a sea of grass. With the extra zoom of the S5, she should be able to get past that.


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Dec 04, 2007 15:46 |  #15

The panasonic 10x zoom camera has a nice lens, sharp and 28mm at the wide end, they are nice little packages.


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