I'm Rich and I'm from the UK.
I found my way here by looking through various reviews on different cameras - I'm looking at something to replace my old & now dying Sony DSC-S600.
Assuming that people can give advice in intro topics, I'll ask here if that is okay? Should I post my query elsewhere as well?
The situation is, I need to replace the DSC-S600. It proved to be okay for the use I had of it. Over the past year however I have been making occasional use of a friend's DSLR. In fact I used that as much as I could while in France, and only resorted to my DSC-S600 for videos or if I didn't have the use of the DSLR at the time.
Originally I began looking at the Fujifilm Finepix S1500 and also the S2000HD. This is because another friend has an older Finepix model which seemed pretty good for its price at the time. I understand that these are regarded as "Super Zoom" cameras.
So putting it simply, I'm looking for either a Super Zoom or (somehow - budget probably too small for this) a cheaper end DSLR. I want it to feature video recording, preferably with the zoom function while recording too. Otherwise what's the generic-use best camera I can get for the £200 and below range (cheaper the better)?
If it is of any help, I'm happy for a camera that's 2-3 years old in model if it means I could get a very good camera that would meet my needs. I've also got access to lenses for a Pentax ME Super (I had heard some DSLRs will take the old SLR lenses?).
What are your thoughts?
are the types of video I like to take. And somehow the old Sony DSC survived a week of this