If you read this blog on a regular basis, you will know that I bought a Fujifilm S1800 about two months ago. I was attracted to the camera because it had an 18x optical zoom, and it was on sale. As I have stated before, I lamented that it lacked manual focus and manual zoom. It also proved to be excruciatingly slow. I tried to give it a chance to win me over but that did'nt happen. I think I have a buyer for that one.
About three weeks ago I got my latest issue of Audubom Magazine. There was an add in there for Olympus binocs and cameras. Olympus just came out with a superzoom camera earlier this year that has an astounding 30x optical zoom. I went on the internet to read some reviews of this amazing new camera. It turns out that it is not so amazing after all.
It not only lacks manual focus/ zoom, but it does'nt even have a viewfinder. Why would any camera manufacturer omit such a thing? When you try to look into an lcd screen in bright sunshine, it's like looking into a mirror. It becomes impossible to see what you are trying to photograph.