We are going on a safari in July and I have been researching cameras for photographing wildlife.
I am reasonably familiar with photography and once had an SLR will separate zoom, wide angle lens, etc. but tired of lugging a large camera bag while touring. Once digital dominated, I have been happy with a Nikon point and shoot, with only a 21X zoom lens.
Did some research and visited Amazon and other sites. I found three nice cameras, not SLRs, but all have upgraded zoom lens with power from 42X to 60X. Prices are from $229 to $299.
If I go with an SLR and separate zoom, the upgrade is great, but prices are from $650- $1000.
Looking for advice for whether or not I should go with the non-SLR lower priced or SLR.
I don't really want an SLR to lug around when touring, that is why I am resisting buying just for the safari.
Any advise would be helpful.