SLR+ long lens v Bridge camera

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Questions thread
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Re: SLR+ long lens v Bridge camera
In reply to Michael Fritzen, Sep 13, 2013

The image quality of better bridge cameras is very acceptable unless the light is very poor while at the long end of the zoom. Sure it isn't as technically good as a very bright and very expensive and large zoom on a APS-C or full frame camera, but for the most part the atmosphere and light will be the limiting factors for all at various levels. The good operator adapts to get the best from the available tool.

I have a bridge super-zoom [800 equivalent] and an A57 with 300mm zoom [450 equivalent] and a M4/3 camera with a 280 equivalent zoom. All also have digital zooms that double their focal length equivalent when appropriate. None of these will satisfy the zealots but all can produce very good quality photos that are perfectly acceptable to 99% of the population who are not pixel-peepers but who appreciate a good image for its own sake.

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