currently best bang for the buck bridge camera is kodak z990, its selling as low as 11.5k with 30x zoom with beast IQ under 20k, only problem is the company.
And don't fall for nikon p510 for zoom alone, because many bridge camera's with optic zoom of 30x can reach above 800mm at telephoto end, which is only little lower than p510's 1000mm
Kodak is going to shut its camera business very soon .... and I dont think they can compete with canon, sony etc any more with there point and shoots
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Guys I am waiting for somebody to pic nikon P510 and we will do a small comparison with my DSLR @200mm (direct from camera/without pp)
I read somewhere that its actual lens is 4-180mm which become 20-1000mm at 35mm format
After reading reviews on ur link I think p510 is a very good bargain
They say it have very good lens quality and lot of features
I just want to warn u abt 1 thing ...according to zoom principle if u r taking pic at 1000mm ur shutter speed should be double of that to get sharp pics..
Soo while taking pics at full zoom always take notice of ur shutter speed...if u r not getting much shutter speed like 1/1000 just prefer to get some sort of support or just get a cheap tripod with it