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    My verdict is that it's what I'd hoped for as a starting point. In terms of versus the FZ330: much better in not so good light, 'can get a much higher shutter speed in not so good light, and the zoom does make a significant difference. Whether or not it's better value at twice the price is open...
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    Cheers. I wouldn't class myself as anything in particular. I like the walks, watching the birds chase one another around on a nice day, and watching them singing and enjoying themselves; sometimes I'll take pictures and other times I'll watch. If I didn't have a camera I'd go out with my...
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    Malcolm, 'Just to add to your first point. A few minutes ago I read a review of the P950 in a photography magazine. They compared it to the Canon, I think SX70, and they concluded that of the two the Canon is the better bet for bird photography. As you say, choice will depend on many factors...
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    I can't recommend, but I've done a decent amount of research that may help: I found that the four cameras you mentioned weren't always in top 5 bridge cameras reviews. One of the canon cameras was frequently mentioned, with a zoom of around 1,400mm, and if I remember correctly around £600 brand...
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    Cheers Malcolm. Well, I'm making a big assumption that because I didn't have focusing issues with the FZ330 (at least for the last few months when I got the camera under sort of control) I'm not going to with the more expensive P950. Rightly or wrongly, that wasn't a consideration in my choice...
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    Cheers Chosun. Aye, I've a bit to do in terms of really having a good go with the technical aspects of a camera and so there will certainly be newer versions on the market by then. I really liked/like the FZ330. I find it pretty simple/user friendly, although I have nothing to compare it with...
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    Cheers Niels!
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    Thanks for the advice everyone, and I've decided the P950 is the camera for me at this stage. Main reasons being: I've looked back through the threads from years gone by and there are seasoned photographers in there finding it difficult to get to grips with the Sony. If they've struggled, then...
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    Well, I think it's a sensible approach for me. If a bird pops up near where I'm standing it will quickly see me and be gone in a few seconds, and I really don't have anywhere remotely approaching the camera skills to be able to get a decent shot off in that space of time! And so, there's no use...
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    The second battery is something I'll certainly look into. When the weather is decent I'm out all day, and, on Saturday, for the first time ever I ran out of battery more or less as I was heading off home. I read a post on this forum at some point last week and the poster stated: "who doesn't...
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    Many thanks for what is very useful information. I hadn't thought about ISO and zoom time. The reason being that since I've gotten some sort of grip on how to use a camera, I don't find either to be an issue with the FZ330: the light here is better than many of us imagine (since owning a...
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    Thanks Niels. Given the choice between the extra zoom and the larger sensor, I think I'm edging towards the extra zoom. The reason being most of the time I'm not in the woods and I'm happy to go out only on days with decent light. Over the last few months I've realised we get a lot more sunny...
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    I've been thinking about how much zoom I would like, and I reckon that about 75% of the time 600mm is more than adequate but I would really like that extra zoom for the other 25% of pictures. I appreciate that with a larger sensor comes cropping advantages but my understanding is that larger...
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    Thanks for the information, Malcolm, and great pictures! I don't know a great deal about cameras and I'm just starting my research, and so at this point I'm making a few assumptions, which may or might not have some basis in reality; but I will be spending time reading reviews and watching YT...
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    Thanks Malcolm. I tend to only go out on a day with plenty of light and so what you mention is not much of a factor for me. The other important criteria I forgot to mention is image stabilisation. I've gotten used to instinctively looking for something to rest on, or even lying on the ground...
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    New Camera Advice

    Hi all, Any advice appreciated. I'm looking to buy a new camera, not just yet, maybe around the end of June; but I'm beginning my research. I currently have an FZ330 which has been an absolute bargain in terms of introducing me to cameras and it's more than exceeded my expectations. There are...
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