Fascinated with optical zooms. What's the best budget way to get a good optical zoom digital camera?
Here's what I've heard
Olympus c700 - $900 @ superpet sls
Olympus c2100 - $950 @ AP
Fujifilm 2800 - $699 @ ????
Casio 2900? - ???? @ ????
Canon Powershot A20 $580? sls ( what add on do I buy to increase the zoom?)
What other ways and how much would it cost to get an optical zoom of at least 6x?
Btw I would prefer it if the camera had more manual controls so that I can explore it further.