Which bridge camera should I buy?

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Which bridge camera should I buy?
2 months ago

Hi experts,

I'm quite interested in learning new things about cameras and photography. As far as cameras are concerned, I have just experimented with my Lumia 720 (that's all what I have )

So, I'm planning to buy an ultra zoom (bridge) camera, this is going to be my first camera.

My Budget is 400 USD.

The requirements are as following:

What must be in there:

  1. Optical zoom: 25X+
  2. Manual controls: would like to experiment with aperture and shutter speed(min. speed should be 10 second)
  3. Fast auto-focus, camera should be able to produce images with DOF (I'm a novice, can't help it)
  4. Macro range should be good(<2cm).
  5. Type of images that I'll be capturing: Mostly nature(Birds, moon, water), macro shots, sometimes people too.
  6. Great Image quality

What would be a plus: Articulated/tilting screen, EVF, Wifi/GPS, zoom/focus ring.

Image quality, optical stabilization, ease of use and extra functionality (like: zoom ring, high FPS video, WiFi) are having priority over zoom.

My takes are:

  • Canon Powershot SX50 HS
  • Nikon Coolpix P600
  • Sony Cybershot DSC HX400V
  • Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR, HS50EXR
  • Panasonic DMC FZ70

Any other options are welcome!

Thanks,

Abhishek

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Canon Powershot SX50 HS
12.5% 2  votes
Nikon Coolpix P600
25.0% 4  votes
Sony Cybershot DSC HX400V
12.5% 2  votes
Fujifilm FinePix HS35EXR
0.0% 0  votes
Fujifilm FinePix HS50EXR
6.3% 1  vote
Panasonic DMC FZ70
31.3% 5  votes
Sony Cybershot DSC-HX60V
12.5% 2  votes
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