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Old 02-11-2013, 11:51 AM
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I know you didn't go with the Canon SX40 but were the limitations you describe a big enough issue to rule it out completely? Still looking for a decent camera for a 13yo that really likes photography but I don't want to drop a ton of money. The bought her a Poloroid from Kohls for cheap that takes crappy photos but was "cheap"

The SX40 seems like a decent starter camera that offers some flexibility...I don't think the low light or burst mode limitations will affect the type of photography this is likely to be used for...

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Old 02-13-2013, 04:02 PM
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If she gets "into" photography it might limit her quit a bit. I don't recall everything that lead me over to the FZ150 but low light and I think flash limitations as well. Both will take great pictures under normal light conditions. Its when you want to start playing with light that the Panasonic is a little better. The panasonic got a better auto focus review as well for tracking moving subject matter. Neither is a DSLR. I'm still learning to use my Panasonic, but I don't have any grips yet. Other than I've already dinged the lens on a rock There is also a lower model Panasonic but I don't recall what is missing over the one I got.

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