Best superzoom bridge cam with better video quality

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p900learner
p900learner Senior Member • Posts: 1,726
Re: Best superzoom bridge cam with better video quality
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I see Labe has given you some good advice. I'm no expert, but I do shoot a lot of dragonflies and butterflies as close-ups, not the real macro shots - stills not video

Here is a good reference of using the Rayonex close-up add-on lens with a Canon Powershot for video. The latest ones were with the SX60. Early ones with an SX40. I can't remember if he went to an SX-50 at some point. The SX60 never had the reputation the SX-50 had. The SX-50 will be in your price range, and has a stellar reputation for a lot of things - you would have to be somewhat patient to find a nice used one, but they are out there. You can see the photographer is a distance away.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMXst0dIc-Dnh73RmdSXmqw/videos

To note - and I don't know if it was just me, but I really had difficulty getting the Rayonex lens to focus properly, maybe I didn't have the patience, to master the learning curve. Sent it back thinking a gadget for me that would sit on a shelf.

Good luck. Ev

PS - Some practice dragons I did when my used Panasonic Lumix FZ-1000 arrived - kind of right out of the box - camera has a 1" sensor and is highly rated. Handheld, and not maybe close to 10 ft. away. Don't know if these meet your expectations.

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/Panasonic-Lumix-FZ1000macro-practice/

https://evsphotos.smugmug.com/

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