SLR+ long lens v Bridge camera

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Questions thread
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Verulanium OP Regular Member • Posts: 125
Re: SLR+ long lens v Bridge camera

Hi,

I looked at the pics and they are very good.

I did a few comparisons myself with my A65 + 100-300, 500mm mirror and my WX300.

My simplistic conclusions are:

The WX300 is a very good camera for the size and price. The IQ does not match the 100-300 but is not bad. surprisingly at 500mm the size is roughly the same as the A65+300. The digital zoom degrades the image too much to be very usable.

The 500mm mirror lens is somewhat in-between (though bigger). So a better bridge camera like the one you suggested may be a good compromise between IQ and price/convenience.

I am going to have a good look at the second hand lens market and see if any bargains are out there, if not I may revert to the bridge camera option, I have a feeling I would be more likely to have it with me anyway.

Tim

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