this is my first message here. looks like i got to the right forum
for 6 months now i have a Samsung s760. its really a nice and simple p&s camera that served me well in this period of time
(my Flickr gallery) ,but i really started to like photographing as a hobby and not only as a utility to "save moments" in time.
so, i decided to upgrade to an SLR-like camera (or Super-zoom, however you will call it) but with a very tight budget (wish i had more money ).
it is important to me that the camera will have manual controls (aperture, exposure time and even manual focus), good image stabilization (doesnt matter if its ISO based, electronic or mechanical as long as it works fine), 6X zoom and thats it i think.
as i searched the web for upgrade cameras to fit in my budget, i came up with these ones:
1) olympus sz-560
2) fujifilm s1000fd
3) fujifilm s1500
4) fujifilm s8000
5) canon sx-110 (cost a bit above the rest, but i will strech my budget if its worth it)
thats about it for now. i will continue to search the web for more options.
just for general knowledge, all of the cameras above cost around 250-300 australian dollars (AU$).
so, can anyone reccomand me who is the best of the bunch? or maybe some other option i didnt mentiond?
thank in advance for all the repliers,
have a great day