My wife and I are very happy with out 18x optical zoom Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18.8MP and 28-504 Leica lens. Not bad....ave..
I have a Canon S3 IS. Like all of the SLR-like cameras it has a EVF. For landscape photography I would prefer an optical viewfinder to my washed out EVF. An optical viewfinder requirement would pretty well narrow the list down to Canon and Nikon. If the main LCD display is good enough, then there are more good brands to choose from..
The next cycle of camera models will come on the market over the next month or so. You may want to hold off for a look at these. Of course if you are bargain hunting the price tags on the current models will be coming down to clear them out for the new ones..
An optical viewfinder requirement would pretty wellnarrow the list down to Canon and Nikon..
No. Superzoom cameras always have an electronic viewfinder because it's not possible to put a zooming optical viewfinder in a camera with a 12x or higher zoom. The longest zoom you can get with an optical viewfinder is the 6x Canon A720IS or G9..
I'd get either the Panasonic FZ18 or the Canon S5IS. The Panasonic does RAW, has a longer and wider zoom, but the Canon has a flip out screen and stereo sound for video. The equivalent Olympus could be your third choice but isn't quite as good..
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I'd get either the Panasonic FZ18 or the Canon S5IS. The Panasonicdoes RAW, has a longer and wider zoom, but the Canon has a flip outscreen and stereo sound for video. The equivalent Olympus could beyour third choice but isn't quite as good..
Lumix FZ50 has a flash hot shoe and 420mm. The olympus SP570 isnt bad, biggest zoom, but uses xD...
My wife enjoyed the C-750 she had but there was so much purple-fringing that we went to the C-8080 instead which has way less reach. We tried the panasonics, but they made horrible, noisy pictures..
There just isn't anything out there yet. Nothing...