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Paul D wrote:
> I've been a fan of Fuji for some time, my current camera is a Fuji
> 4700 Zoom.
> But, I want to upgrade to a new camera, to be used in a growing
> interest in landscape/seascape photography. I want some manual
> controls for experimenting with pictures. I also want to be able take
> those holiday snaps!!
> I have had a good look at the Fuji S7000 - which seems to have all the
> features I'm looking for. However, I've been looking at alternatives
> and wanted to know what the NG thought of the Panasonic Lumix
> Many thanks
Wait, why do you want an ultrazoom for landscape/seascape photography?!
You probably need the widest lens you can get, not longest. You also
need the highest resolution you can afford.
At 28mm and 7mp you have Canon PowerShot S70 and Olympus C-7070 Wide
Zoom - I'd choose the Olympus without hesitation over the Canon.
At 8mp you have
Olympus C-8080 Wide Zoom Konica Minolta DiMAGE A200
Canon PowerShot Pro1 Konica Minolta DiMAGE A2
Nikon Coolpix 8400 Sony DSC-F828
Some of the cameras above can be had for perhaps less than the