View Full Version : Just bought Nikon P80

Debbie Houska
12-05-2008, 02:38 PM
I just bought a Nikon P80. It has 18x zoom. I am wanting to take good zoom pictures & print pictures of birds in my yard. The lenght of the zoom is 486mm. I have been wondering if I should have bought a Canon & then buy a 300mm lens to put on it. Quite abit more money. I guess what im asking is am I better off with the camera I bought. I didn't know if a fixed lens is as good as one you put on. Thanks.

13-05-2008, 08:46 AM
Digital SLR cameras have interchangable lenses.

I assume you are in USA since you used the term "my yard"

Canon or Nikon are the best IMHO but you get what you pay for. A good Canon Digital SLR.
You can use Canon Lenses or several other cheaper brands fit the Canons.

Or go with the Nikon cameras and Nikon Lenses.

13-05-2008, 10:19 AM
She owns the P80,so no point in saying what else to buy,unless she has lots of the old do re me.
18 zoom should be plenty for taking pics in ones yard,I have a 10 zoom and take these.


13-05-2008, 10:37 AM
The P80 has only just been released. There will be the usual beating it to death here http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/forum.asp?forum=1007