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I have a friend going on a once-in-a-lifetime trip . . .

 
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Dec 04, 2007 15:50 |  #16

Depending on what she plans to do on safari, she might also want to look at the Olympus sw line as they are weatherproof. If it works underwater in the pool (which it does...well) a little rain or sand won't cause any problems at all. This is about the best P&S for outdoor use on the market.


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Dec 04, 2007 16:26 |  #17

I'd consider an 18x zoom from panasonic. This way she can shoot the animals far away and still shoot at 28mm range for landscapes and such. It has a built in image stabilization as well and is nicely priced. For a non photo enthusiast, this maybe the camera to get for her type of a trip.
http://www.dpreview.co​m/reviews/panasonicfz1​8/ (external link)


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Dec 04, 2007 16:42 |  #18

Thanks for the input---I'll check on that s5!


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Dec 04, 2007 18:01 |  #19

Another vote for the S5. I've just recently looked at it for a co-worker. Seems like a nice little package. Definitely want a camera with image stabilization for 12x zoom.


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Dec 04, 2007 18:21 |  #20

Tee Why wrote in post #4440316 (external link)
I'd consider an 18x zoom from panasonic. This way she can shoot the animals far away and still shoot at 28mm range for landscapes and such. It has a built in image stabilization as well and is nicely priced. For a non photo enthusiast, this maybe the camera to get for her type of a trip.
http://www.dpreview.co​m/reviews/panasonicfz1​8/ (external link)

For safari, I'd agree on getting the longest zoom in a P&S that she can, with IS. As long as it works, she should get good memories and decent photos without the weight and hassle of a dslr.


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