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An epiphany regarding primary camera for Kenya/Tanzania group safari

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No, it's not a burning question regarding Visa, it's a burning question regarding a specific camera I got it into my head that I need for our July Safari.

I decided that instead of my Nikon S9100 P&S which is 12.1 MP , 18X Optical zoom, and has CMOS, full HD & 3 inch LCD as well as instant video and some continuous shooting frames , I needed to get the so-called BRIDGE SLR camera with a single lens.

It is the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ150 which has 24X optical zoom, F2.8 aperture, fastest shutter speed of 1/2000, continuous shots of 5.5 frames per second, etc. Supposed to do very well in low lighting and has a view-finder. Weight is 20 oz. ..is 25mm to 600mm

Does anyone know this camera? It received high ratings in Consumer reports as well as in photo publications. It came out in early 2011. It goes for a little under $400 on Amazon. They, of course, have a newer model now, the FZ200 which goes for about $490 on Amazon. It has a faster speed of up to 1/4000 & shoots 12 frames per second, ..Nano coating of lens.

I'm hoping that you can come forth with thoughts/opinions /suggestions as to whether I should just stay put with my Nikon S9100 or take action and get the Panasonic FZ150.
I realize that there will be a learning curve to get through if I get the Panasonic.

As always, I thank you all for taking the time to chime in.

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