The Canon camera I use doesn't have any complicated lenses and is one of the furthest zooming, auto focusing point-and-shoot camera on the market. Some of the videos I post are also taken using the same camera.
It's been a great camera and I'm happy to say you don't have to pay a fortune for a fancy, overly-complicated one! I've even ditched my binoculars in favor of the Canon because it zooms out just as far and I'd rather have the photo of a bird as opposed to a sighting, so I can identify it later at home if need be.
(This photo was taken using my hubby's identical Canon camera!)
(My Handycam has been discontinued and this is the newer model)
Birding ID App:
My camera wishlist:
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