I’m going on an African safari next month (two and a half weeks in Tanzania), which is like nothing I’ve prepared for before. Besides special safari clothes and things, one of my biggest concerns is a camera.
I’ve been in the habit of using my iPhone SE for snapshots, but for serious wildlife photos it’s not going to cut it. I don’t want to (and can’t afford to) invest in major DSLR camera kit, and I’m actually severely limited in the amount and weight of what I’m allowed to pack for this trip, anyhow. So I’m looking at either a pocketable point-and-shoot with a decent zoom or a ‘bridge’ camera.
After reading a bunch of reviews, the cameras that seem to get the most recommendations are the Lumix DC-ZS70S, the Lumix FZ1000, and the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II. There’s also the older Lumix DMC-FZ70 with a whopping 60x zoom.
Anyone have any experience with these cameras or shooting in Africa? It’s been years since I’ve bought an actual camera and the wide range of options has me unsure what to get.