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Ok, so I know nothing about cameras, and I would like some help please and thank you. My dad has wanted a camera that would take long shots from a distance and get faces. Like he is up in the bleaches and say a band concert and he wants a picture of just me up close. Budget would probably be $200 to $250 I think. Thanks for helping guys!
    
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for that price range, you're gonna have trouble finding an amazing Camera like that, but for 340 this is a great

however, this one is pretty good too and is more in your price range
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Check out the Panasonic DMC-TZ4S. A great camaera with a 10x optical zoom.
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for that price range, you're gonna have trouble finding an amazing Camera like that, but for 340 this is a great

however, this one is pretty good too and is more in your price range
Allright thanks. But what would I be expecting out of zoom on that second one? Would my dad be disappointed? BTW he is coming from a film camera haha. But he still wants what I explained in the first post. Thanks!
    
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o he would see a SIGNIFICANT difference in that camera, it has a 12x optical zoom on it, which is FANTASTIC, it's kinda suprising that it's that cheap, but you that's newegg for ya
but yeah i think he would be well off with that camera
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Could you give me an example of the zoom function on that? Like how far could you like actually zoom and get a good picture?
    
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i would go with the fujifilm "s2000hd" over the s1000.... a few more features and hd video capabilities
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830122161
    
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ok the first image here is from a normal shot on a camera,
the second one is from 3x
and the last one would be 12x zoom


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Thanks that is cool. And I hears stay away from Kodak???? What about this one?
http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-came...-32865603.html
    
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NONONONO MUCH less on the mexapixels, and the shutter speed is slower, overall, i give it a
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