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ruthcatrin

Point n Shoot camera for my husband

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My  husband's work seems to be attracting birds of prey.  Of course, every time I go by I don't see a thing.  He's tried to snap pictures with his cell phone a couple times, but with digital only zoom the pictures aren't worth much.  

So, I'm looking for an inexpensive point n shoot I can get for him to carry.  Any manual functions aren't going to be used unless they're something I can set and forget for him.  Something with reasonable zoom capacity (at least enough to photograph that bird sitting on the power pole 50 ft away).  Something not horribly bulky that he can stash in a pocket.  I don't have a strict budget, but money is a bit tight, so less expensive is better.

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Depends on how big his pockets are, but a "bridge" or "superzoom" camera can do a fantastic job on a budget.  It is now a few years old, but the Canon SX50 is a favorite.  You could probably find a used or refurbished one for pretty cheap (I got a refurb from Canon when it was on sale for $150).  If that is too bulky, other cameras are slimmer, but have less zoom.  I know nothing about this camera, but the Canon SX620 still has pretty good zoom at 25x while in a slimmer package.

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