bridge camera

Started May 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
wb2trf
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Yes. Go with a small sensor camera on such vacations
In reply to snowshovel 1, May 11, 2012

You will be shooting mostly outdoors in bright light or, if indoors, stationary subjects for which you can use a long shutter. Therefore you don't need capability for high ISO with low noise, a capability that would require a larger sensor. Nor do you need to exploit the steadily diminishing advantage of PDAF over CDAF.

Therefore you don't need your big gear. It will only bog you down.

Since your standard gear includes three lenses, you say, you are probably accustomed to having a wide range of focal lengths and may find any reduction of that to be frustrating. Therefore one of the superzoom bridge cameras is probably just the ticket for you. I use the Sony HX-100V for such travel for the reasons listed above, but I imagine the Canon, Nikon and Panasonic entries in this category are all pretty good. I suspect you will find them to be a pleasure.

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