SLR+ long lens v Bridge camera

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Questions thread
NPPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 1,084
Short answer? No...

If you plan on any kind of action or moving shots, a bridge camera is not for you. If you plan on shooting moving cars, BIFs or any similar subjects with a bridge camera, there is a lot of frustration in your future.

I have extensively used the A65 and currently own the SX50 and I can tell you first hand, you will be frustrated. Yes bridge cams have come a long way but they still have tiny sensors and are limited in their AF abilities to track, etc.

I had purchased a cheap Sigma 170-500mm APO lens and even that lens being very slow, I still got some good shots with it. The ones below are all shot with the Sigma 170-500mm and the A65.

The SX50 is good for still subjects and the reach is handy but it or any bridge camera cannot do what the A65 can. Someone might post a picture or two of action shots but those would be at a very low keeper ratio.

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