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Deb from NC

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Woe is me...I got a new camera for my birthday and I hate it! It's a Panasonic with a lovely Leica lens, but no view finder. Well, I've found I just can't get used to not having a view finder...the screen just has too much glare and I can't see it well enough to even know what I'm shooting!

SO, can anyone recommend a nice camera in the $400-$500 range? And it MUST have a viewfinder!

Thanks, Deb
 

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Hi Deb -

I love my Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ50 (with viewfinder) and it is right in your price range.

Have you tried www.dpreview.com? An excellent source for camera reviews.

Ann
 

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I love my Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ50 (with viewfinder) and it is right in your price range.
Ditto my Lumix FZ18. Main differences:
Zoom lens range: FZ50: 12x FZ18: 18x
Image size in megapixels: FZ50: 10 FZ18: 8
 

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Thanks to both of you! I will definitely look at those..for some reason I was under the impression that there were no Panasonics w/view finders..I think I just needed to go "up in class" a bit.....:)
 

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I'm partial to Canon because of the superior image quality but there are other P&S cameras out there with viewfinders, for example, the Panasonic FZ28
 
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