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Old Tuesday 26th June 2007, 01:24   #1
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Fujifilm FinePix S700

It is a low-end camera but it has 10x optical zoom and a large LCD viewfinder. I think it would adequate for a birding camera. wouldnt 10x zoom be enough? Also, (this was in Walmart), i think i saw the Canon S3 IS. It seems that its a favorite on here. Should i get that one to start in bird photography?
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Can't speak for the Canon, but the Fuji S700 with 10x optical zoom is more than fine as an entry level, hand held birding camera. I have the Fuji S9100,(you might want to look at that one for an extra $125.00 or so), which has the additional advantage of shooting RAW. I use it as an all around birding/travel camera when I don't want to carry around the "big gun" (Nikon D2X w/ 80-400 VR).
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I think the Canon S3 is a better choice for several reasons: it has true image stabilization (not the fake "stabilization" that the Fuji uses by just upping the ISO); it has a larger zoom range (out to about 430 vs 380 for the Fuji); it has the swiveling LCD screen. Of course, the Canon is more expensive too.

Finally, Canon is bringing out the S5IS in July, which is an 8MP version:
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0705/07050703canons5is.asp
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I think i shall try for the Canon. I wonder if it has manual override....also I see the Panazonic Lumiz F27 has been recommended as well.
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