My son is going on a safari later this year and has asked me to suggest a suitable camera. He’s not a photographer himself and certainly won’t want to be carrying a lot of kit around with him. My initial thoughts are a bridge camera and there certainly seem to be a number of options within his budget of £500. In fact, the lens zoom range (35mm equivalent) is outstanding: 1,200mm, 2,000mm and even more! However, the catch is of course the sensor size, which for those designated as 1/2.3” is quite a small sensor and lower light level performance is a common weak point. So, my primary question is … would he be better off with a 1/2.3” sensor and a 1,200mm lens or a 1” sensor and a 600mm lens. Unfortunately, 1” sensor cameras seem to be 3 times the price of the 1/2.3” sensor cameras, unless you go for something like a used Canon G3 X . In the smaller sensor range, the Panasonic Lumix FZ82 has great reviews and is outstanding value at ~£250, but can it really be that good? Would a used Canon G3 X be a better option, but then it doesn’t have a viewfinder and viewing the rear screen in sunlight might be a problem? Any suggestions of what camera to go for would be much appreciated.