SLR+ long lens v Bridge camera

Started Sep 11, 2013 | Questions thread
tbcass Forum Pro • Posts: 35,218
Bridge camera would be much worse

Verulanium wrote:


I have an A65 and my longest lens is a Minolta 100-300 or a manual focus 500mm mirror lens.

I am looking at getting a longer AF lens for bird/animal pictures etc. I am on a limited budget so would be looking at something like a Sigma 150-500.

Just wondering if I would get better results with a Bridge camera with a 1000mm+ lens, a Fuji HS50 or Sony HX300 etc.

Anyone with practical experience of similar systems?



I have an A65 and a friend with an HX300. There is no comparison as the A65 is much better in every way. The A65 with my 70-300mm (105-450mm equiv) Tamron USD lens can be cropped for a 1200mm equiv FOV that is easily better IQ wise than the super zoom at 1200mm equiv uncropped. Add to that the A65 has far better high iso performance and focuses much faster. My friend is so dissatisfied with the HX that he wants to buy a DSLR type camera.

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