Another Thread put me in mind of asking if anyone has any experience with these cameras.
I have a Fuji Finepix HS50 which has a x42 zoom and manual control of the zoom. Generally I am very pleased with it but it is 4 years old and the plastic covering is starting to get sticky and grubby so I have been wondering is there anything better on the market.
I have no interest in cameras with interchangeable lenses - they are too inconvenient and too expensive.
The HS50 is no longer manufactured and the Canon SX60 seems to have the features that are essential for me -
- high zoom
- swiveling back screen
- eye-level viewfinder
however it has electric zoom control and no manufacturer seems to be making a camera with manual zoom.
Other desirable features are
- connection for an external flash
- ability to set the focus to infinity
A big problem is that it is very difficult to find a shop with a demo model that I can try.
If anyone has experience of the Canon or any other camera that I should consider I would like to hear from you.