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 Post subject: smaller camera needed
PostPosted: Dec 13 6:25 pm 
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Hi guys! I'm going on a work trip to Trinidad in the new year. I'm going to take my full rig for when I can actually go birding, but it won't be safe to have it on the work site. It's a bit sketchy there. There are going to be birds EVERYWHERE though, so I am wanting a camera that is small enough to be in a pouch on my belt, but that has the most reach. Mostly for ID, but hopefully that can give me decent quality. Any suggestions?

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 Post subject: Re: smaller camera needed
PostPosted: Dec 14 6:25 am 
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I know you are a Canon person but i have heard great things about the Nikon P900

http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/compact-cameras/nikon-p900-1294602/review

it's not the smallest camera though, but the lens is fixed (ie. not removable).

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 Post subject: Re: smaller camera needed
PostPosted: Dec 14 4:57 pm 
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I'm interested in something like this as well, but I'm not quite in the position to give advice.

This article might help:

https://www.pcmag.com/roundup/348745/th ... ge-cameras

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 Post subject: Re: smaller camera needed
PostPosted: Dec 14 10:07 pm 
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My Brother is getting to an age where he doesn't want to carry his
Tamron 150-600 any great distance, so he bought himself a Canon
SX - 50 for longer walks. It's obviously a compromise from the big Tamron,
But he is quite pleased with it. Maybe, check out some of the
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 Post subject: Re: smaller camera needed
PostPosted: Dec 14 11:24 pm 
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Thanks guys!

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 Post subject: Re: smaller camera needed
PostPosted: Dec 14 11:59 pm 
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I have the Canon Sx-50 and my brother has the sx-60 and we are both very happy with them... you obviously you don't get the same quality as a dslr, but awesome for ID and can still get good shots.

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 Post subject: Re: smaller camera needed
PostPosted: Dec 15 10:00 am 
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Thanks! Going shopping today! :D

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 Post subject: Re: smaller camera needed
PostPosted: Dec 15 4:50 pm 
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What kind of "reach" are you looking for [In 35mm terms]?

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 Post subject: Re: smaller camera needed
PostPosted: Dec 16 11:12 am 
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The most I can get! It's going to be rough to be surrounded by birds and not have my 400. LOL. So I want the best I can get that fits in my pocket, so I can at least ID everything. I've forewarned my team that they can't stop me from pausing and taking a quick shot whenever I see something new. :lol:

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