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I'm planning to buy a superzoom digital camera, I'm interested in a bridge camera....My requirements are high optical zoom,good quality pics,zoom while shooting video,few manual controls, Budget is 10-12K. I have shortlisted Sony DSC H100, Nikon L310, Lumix lz20,Canon sx160.......Please help me choose amongst these.......Regards

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Dear Ajit

Out of the above mentioned cameras, the Nikon does not offer manual control. The Sony & Canon SX160 are good choices, with the Sony feeling more like a proper DSLR. I'd rather suggest the Fujifilm S2980 (Rs.10999) or the Fujifilm S4500 (Rs.14499) offering 18x & 30x respectively. They look like DSLRs & offer full manual controls, as well as an Electronic Viewfinder (EVF). The detail levels of the same are mind blowing as well.

Considering your budget & the price of the Fujifilm Cameras, i think they would be the best bang for your buck.

Please feel free to get in touch in case of any further queries.

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Vipin

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I can answer all questions related to buying/choosing a Digital Camera, SLR Camera, Lenses etc. I will help you choose the best product with a holistic approach, keeping in mind your requirement and budget.

Experience

I own 4 Retail showrooms in NOIDA & Delhi, where we deal in Smart Phones, Digital Cameras, D-SLRs & accessories. We have been in the business for over 16 years now. I have gained my knowledge over a period of time by using and comparing the Cameras first hand and understanding the intricacies involved by testing them myself. I have been conducting personal training sessions for my DSLR customers and otherwise, at a cost. I have written an article in the newspaper on 'How to buy a Digital Camera' (vipin-joshi.blogspot.com)and have been interviewed on a news channel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmN7WsmKgSE)

Organizations
JOSHI SONS 232, IInd Floor, The Great India Place, Sector-38-A, NOIDA Ph: 0120 4312711, 09811900477 F-8, Ist Floor, Savitri Market, Sector-18, NOIDA Ph: 0120 4312700, 09811900400 G-32, Savitri Market, Sector-18, NOIDA Ph: 0120 4312700, 09811520880 183, New Lajpat Rai Market, Delhi-110006 Ph: 011 23269866, 9811900477

Publications
Dainik Jagran, City Plus (October 15 - October 21, 2011). Posted on vipin-joshi.blogspot.com Video of my GIP showroom coverage with my expert comments on How to choose the right camera (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmN7WsmKgSE)

Education/Credentials
I completed my schooling from Delhi Public School (NOIDA), Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from Delhi University and PGDBA (MBA) from Symbiosis, Pune.

Awards and Honors
Canon Privileged Partner SONY Alpha Flagship Store Exclusive Nikon Showroom Nikon DSLR Zone Olympus Zone Fujifilm Priority Partner

Past/Present Clients
NTPC, ONGC, Indian Oil Corporation, Meinhardt Singapore Pte Ltd, Indian Army, Precision Pipes (PPAP), Russian Embassy, NDTV, Zee News, HCL, naukri.com, Technip, NDTV, AAj Tak and several others.

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