Deciding whether to choose a digital SLR camera (DSLR) or go for a compact superzoom camera for wildlife photography can be tricky. Both have advantages and a disadvantage over each other, knowing these can help you decide which is best suits your needs.
There are many type and brands of DSLR or compact superzoom camera in the market. One of them is Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100. With a super powerful 24x optical zoom (35mm camera equivalent 600mm), much higher 14.1 MP image resolution, rotating LCD screen, movie recording in full HD and a 25mm ultra wide angle lens, this is the best superzoom compact digital camera on the market and an ideal safari holiday companion.
The newly developed LEICA DC VARIO-ELMARIT lens in the DMC-FZ100 further extends its optical zoom range from 27mm to 25mm at wide end and the zoom power from 18 xs to 24 xs to be even more powerful and versatile compared with the DMC-FZ38. The 24x optical zoom is now equivalent to 600mm on a 35mm camera. Another excellent feature of the Panasonic FZ100 and is a big reason why as a safari camera it is ideal is that not only does it take great photos, but it can also record full-HD movies. As well as the standard Motion JPEG images, the Lumix DMC-FZ100 can record high-resolution full-HD 1920x1080 60i movies in AVCHD (MPEG-4/H.264) format. Full-HD (1920 x 1080) movies are recorded at 60i. HD (1280 x 720) movies are output and recorded by the image sensor at 60p.
If you are looking for a cheaper option I highly recommend looking at the Panasonic FZ45 (FZ40) that has many of the features of the FZ100, including the 24x zoom, yet is about £100 / $100 cheaper. So, are you ready to fly to safari or paradise?