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PostTue May 18, 2021 1:36 pm 
I need a simple camera. My Canon PowerShot SX530 HS doesnít zoom in anymore. What I loved about the camera is the image quality, simple menu, and zoom in future. I am not buying anymore DSLR. I donít want to play too much with complex settings. I like to have my camera on hand. I usually wear it on my neck. And that is how I destroy them. It bounces off all the time or I hit it with my knee when gaining in elevation.
What I didnít like with that particular camera is the image stabilization. The closer the image, the harder it was not to have it cloudy.
Any recommendations for a power shot camera that takes amazing photos of landscapes and wildlife, has an amazing zoom in feature, has great image stabilization when zooming in from afar, and has a simple menu, so I donít spend days figuring it out. I carry Gopro 9 with me and will replace my iPhone to the newest model.
If you can offer a few in different price ranges that would be great.
I am not a professional photographer. But I take a lot of photos and get lucky with some images.
Thank you!

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PostTue May 18, 2021 2:01 pm 
Mountainpines wrote:
and will replace my iPhone to the newest model.

just use that

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PostTue May 18, 2021 2:13 pm 
Ditto, unless you need more zoom, latest cell phones are hard to beat.

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PostTue May 18, 2021 2:13 pm 
The image stabilization isnít good with this one.
And the one I have isnít working. The lens is stuck. I canít use the zoom feature anymore.

I thought maybe I can get even more zoom in with the next camera and better image stabilization.
I want to take wildlife photos. And phones for that arenít great.

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PostTue May 18, 2021 2:17 pm 
I got a RX10 IV for zoom a couple years ago.   Never use it as my cell phone takes better point and shoot pics.  If you want a well regarded all in one zoom I'll sell you a RX10 IV for a good price.

https://www.cameralabs.com/sony-cyber-shot-rx10-mark-iv-review/

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PostWed May 19, 2021 7:50 am 
No specific camera recommendation, but if you carry a pack, I would recommend you try using a shoulder strap clip like the Peak Design clip. Holds the camera securely and it's immediately accessible.

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PostWed May 19, 2021 2:59 pm 
The Canon G5X II is a nice camera. 5X zoom range (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 24 to 120mm), popup viewfinder. Nice sharp photos. Realistic colors.

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PostWed May 19, 2021 4:30 pm 
Brian,

Thank you.
I do need it. They usually come with straps over neck, a terrible design. Itís okay walking on flat surfaces, not so much up hill. smile.gif

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PostWed May 19, 2021 4:43 pm 
I will read up a bit.

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PostWed May 19, 2021 7:54 pm 
cryptobrian wrote:
No specific camera recommendation, but if you carry a pack, I would recommend you try using a shoulder strap clip like the Peak Design clip. Holds the camera securely and it's immediately accessible.

The Peak Design Clip is really the best way to keep a camera handy for quick shots. It weighs 2.4 Ounces. I recommend using the cap screws with locktite, and not the thumbscrews (it comes with both)

I pair it with the Ultrapod tripod and a mini Arca plate that is compatible with PD clip. (5.6 Ounces for both)  The Ultrapod is supper handy, in that you can strap it to a tree branch or other objects as well.

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PostWed May 19, 2021 8:14 pm 
Thank you for the photo. I didnít visualize it that way.

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PostWed May 19, 2021 8:22 pm 
Pula,

It looks this small camera packs a lot.

I will head to the store to see and compare.

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PostWed May 19, 2021 9:44 pm 
For wildlife, I'd be looking at a super-zoom camera.  120mm 35mm equivalent is not enough for birds & animals.

The Sony that Tom is offering has a 600mm equivalent and appears to be a real nice camera if it's in your budget. But, longer zooms are available.

A camera like the Canon Powershot SX420 IS, SX540 IS,  or similar would seem to fit the bill nicely.

Whatever you get, carry it on one of those shoulder clips, or carry it in a small holster attached to a harness.  That's how I carry my DSLR and it's the best way yet I've found to carry a camera, keep it protected, yet have it immediately available.

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PostThu May 20, 2021 5:50 pm 
My phone died by the time I reached Best Buy.
I didnít remember the name of the camera that was recommended by Tom.

And the guy sold me Sony RX 100 VII. It does take nice pictures of landscapes. It is compact. But it seems fragile. If I am going to keep it, I will probably add warranty for two years. Some people say the menu is a bit hard to follow. But it seems easier than any new DSLR camera.

I am NOT sure if itís good for wildlife though. Comparing it with Canon Powershot 530, it seems it gets close to the range. But here the image stabilization is a lot better. I only took a few photos, and they seem a bit darker.

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PostThu May 20, 2021 7:39 pm 
I will go back to best buy  and try the one Tom recommended here.

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