Posted: 13/11/2013 at 22:22
Thanks folks....Verdun, my new camera is a Fujifilm HS50EXR and cost (including a quality case & 8GB memory card) £385. I'm very pleased with it, although today is the first time I've had a chance to get used to it.
My previous camera was the Fugifilm S4500 = 30x zoom (only 3 months old & for sale) it gave me a good insight to how the new one works.
I would say, not to get get carried away by pixel numbers, don't be in a hurry and talk to people who have experience.
I think probably Nikon & Canon make the best cameras, but you pays yer money & takes your choice.