I'm shopping for a new or used Canon to take on a vacation. Lightweight and compact is important but also I'd love a good Zoom lens to catch wildlife from a distance. I'm looking at the 3t, 5t and 6t series but trying to keep my budget under $400.
Any suggestions? i had a PowerShot SX50 HS that i bought used but had an accident with it when it flew out of my hands whle the lens was extended and now just chatters when I turn it on and shuts down with 15 seconds with Lens Error..I took it into a Camera shop and they said not worth fixing, just buy a new one.
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I am another vote for a new Powershot. Take a close look at these cameras. Some are not only very good but can be better than the T3, T5 or T6. However, the best Powershots are more than $500 bucks. The Canon PowerShot G9 X Mark II is right at your price point.
I use a G1X and a G16 Powershot all the time. Here are a couple G16 samples.
Thanks, now I'm seriously considering just buying the same model I broke. I think I spent the same amount for this camera when I bought it used 2 yrs ago! But I was thinking I should move up to a interchangeable lens model. What is the advantage if I already have a zoom lens on this camera and I wasn't thinking of adding any more lens. I am just learning how to interpret all the numbers, i.e., settings, features, etc. Upon closer examination the camera you recommended is not the same model, because it doesn't have the variable-angle fold-out monitor (SX50 HS vs. SX540 HS).
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