I didn't want to make a new thread so decided to edit my original thread and keep my original posts here.
Basically I want to try a bridge camera and see if they're any better than a compact superzoom. I was looking at the FZ28 as it goes for a relatively affordable budget price and the options seem to be good enough for what I need.
However, I would prefer a 16:9 screen as I like to take photos in 16:9. Do any of you have any budget recommendations for that?
Thanks once again!
Dear Camera Labs,
I currently have the Powershot SX210 and I've owned the Lumix TZ10. I've been doing a lot of reviews for a website lately and I've found that I want a narrow depth of field so that I can take "nice" pictures with the subject in focus and everything else blurred.
With the SX210, if I set it to Aperture mode and get the smallest f number, I can get a half decent result (I can blur the background if I shoot the picture at an angle of the subject, meaning I can only get the side view), I can't get a "close-to-perfect" result (I can't get get a blurred background from a sort of birds eye view on the subject).
I do understand that superzoom compacts are a jack of all trades and master of none but I'm a student and I simply can't afford to buy lenses for a DSLR, let alone buy a DSLR. I can only afford one camera so buying multiple cameras for different tasks is out of the question. Also, I don't like carrying tons of gear with me, hence going for a superzoom compact.