The P7000 is a brand new model, but it looks to be a potential winner. It uses a slightly larger image sensor compared to most compact cameras, coupled with slightly fewer megapixels. This improves noise levels. The 7x zoom lens covers 28-200mm, with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. Add in HD video, lots of external dials and buttons with full manual control, plus a viewfinder, which is missing from 99% of compact cameras.
If you'd prefer a camera with a proven track record, the P7000 is basically a copy of Canon's G11. The Canon has a slightly narrower range 5x zoom lens, which covers 28-140mm. The G11 is being replaced by the G12; the G12 adds HD video.
Hi everyone. I'm a photography enthusiast and I've used a Canon Powershot A620 since 2006, giving me real excellent images and creativity over my shooting as it had manual controls, too. Most of the time, my friends would ask what dslr I used to take the photos I post online. (Yes, the camera is quite good, very easy to use and I love it very much!)
Anyway, just a few months ago, I gave it to my Mom, who's now become addicted to photo shooting. This is because I purchased a 2nd hand Sony a200 as I wanted to try my hands on a dslr this time.
However, aside from the quite cleaner images and difference in the depth of field, I feel there is not so much difference in the photo quality from this dslr I'm using.. And since I got only the kitlens, 18-70mm, there is not much room for shooting distant subjects, either. Also, here in the Philippines, using dslrs in public places such as malls are generally not allowed (security issue, they say) and still frowned upon by authorities.. Anybody who has a dslr in his hand, no matter how basic it is, is thought of as a pro who is out to make money using their location/properties. Because of this, I feel quite restricted with this camera.
Now, I'll be traveling to Korea next month (my 2nd trip in 6 years). Back then, I only had a flimsy film camera with a broken battery door when most of my classmates and friends had digital cams already. As there are really many beautiful places which I want to capture in photos, what is the best alternative to this Sony a200?
I am thinking of purchasing a compact megazoom with manual controls but I do not have an idea which one has a better quality over Canon A620... or the Sony a200. Any suggestions, please?
Thank you for reading this!