Superzoom SLR lenses vs Megazoom digicams

Started Feb 5, 2006 | Discussions thread
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Carnivore99
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Superzoom SLR lenses vs Megazoom digicams
Feb 5, 2006

Every time somebody asks about the quality of an 18-200 or 28-300 lens for traveling or walking around, the answer is that it can't compare to a quality lens that covers a specific, narrower range. Considering the compromises these superzoom lenses must make, I have often wondered if they actually produce images that are any better than those from a good megazoom digicam like the Panasonic FZ5 or Canon S2 IS.

Has anybody ever posted a side-by-side comparison between these two options - a Tamron or Sigma superzoom lens vs a megazoom digicam? It would be interesting to see the difference.

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