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Old 07-01-2010, 09:14 AM   #21
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I bought this one a couple months ago and am quite pleased. It's better than a point and click but not quite to the $$ level of a SLR. Takes awesome pics/HD movies.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product
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Canon SX20IS is the one that I'm getting. Great lens for a P&S, but might be a bit big and more expensive than you want. I want it for the 20x zoom and the screen swings out so I can set up a tripod and take pics of myself when I go to Europe.
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Old 07-01-2010, 10:43 AM   #23
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Canon G11 or S90
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Old 07-01-2010, 12:45 PM   #24
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THE G10/G11 is good, but it lacks zoom. Manual functions are great as is the sensor and lens and processor.
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Canon G11 or S90
the G11 is a bit beyond a point and shoot ... good camera but hardly pocket-able unless your still rocking Jinco jeans from the mid-90's

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Nikon P100 is a good one, I just got it... but its not exactly a keep-on-you camera... so I use my wife's cybershot or my phone alot.
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Canon .. S90
How does this compare to the Lumix LX3?
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Old 07-01-2010, 04:45 PM   #28
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THE G10/G11 is good, but it lacks zoom. Manual functions are great as is the sensor and lens and processor.
the s90 uses the same sensor and has a faster f/2 lens and still gives you M/Tv/Av controls. and weighs half as much and will fit in your pocket.

for the price, if you want an SLR, get an SLR. otherwise, get this thing.

FWIW, only a few older Lumix cameras share much with the Leica cameras.
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sold out already lol
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How does this compare to the Lumix LX3?
I don't know, I haven't used the LX3. I'm not even a camera guy. I wanted the closest thing to an SLR without having to do all the extra work and that's how I ended up getting the G11. I'd go with the S90 if I did it again because it is smaller.
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So I ended up going with a FUJIFILM F72EXR LCD
With a 10X Optical Zoom.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageG...gital%20Camera

It is ultra compact, has many modes I could use if I ever want to do more than point and shoot, plus when the lens sinks into the body I can still shove it in a day pack, or a camping backpack. I'll be up in maine next weekend and hopefully i will get a chance to try some nature shots.
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Old 09-09-2010, 07:38 PM   #33
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I did NOT the complete thread and all its supportive miata details.

Although it may sound cliche, on point and shoot I would put money on Kodak Easyshare line cameras. I am on my 2nd one and that thing is a tank, from Macro/Zoom to taking videos is not bad at all.

Things to consider when buying:

- type of memory card (SD is a plus)
- rechargeable battery, no freakin way AA or AAA batteries.

On P&S I would never ever buy Nikons, its a waste of money.

And never buy just because it has more megapixels, the Kodak easyshare with 4.1 Mb is way better than the Canon with 10 MB. The same way, I got a old school DSLR Nikon D1H and is way better than the Canon.

Why? Processor, a good processor is the key on digital media.

Take some pictures without flash to see how it reads low light.
Macro pictures, with and without flash to see how much goes into the image and how much is shadow.

Use the max zoom, NOT every camera is the same. Many times zoom is way off and pictures are terrible.
Test the self timer, see if it is adjustable, and that one can turn off the beeping sound.
Test the flash on open spaces to see how far it will reach and on the same token wide angle etc.

Like stated above, Kodak are gold on the point and shoot. And in case you are goin to treat them like shyt, the slim design is not the best. Get a compact DSLR.

AND do a search on flickr with that camera name to see the quality.

I guess I am a little late...
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I still have resisted trading up to an S90 from my Lumix though - the Panasonic has a superior IMO interface if you prefer manual shooting.
I'll throw my hat in the ring for the Canon S90 as well. I'd been searching for a replacement to my 2003-vintage Nikon Coolpix for about a year. Last month while up in LA, a client showed me his, and I bought one for myself the next day.

Incidentally, the manual controls were exactly what sold me on it. With the mode selector in full manual, it behaves just like an SLR. There's a ring at the best of the lens- you turn it, and the aperture changes. There's a dial on the back- you turn it, and shutter speed changes. No menus, no key combinations, actual, dedicated controls for the two most basic functions.

The "deeper" controls are easy to get at also. Push one button, the dial on the back temporarily switcher to controlling ISO. Push a different button, and the dial toggles back and forth between shutter and manual focus (with an automatic center-spot magnification.) Flash power takes a couple of key-presses, but it's still easy to get to.

Overall, really stellar image quality. The flash is a tad bright in the center of frame, but that's what you get with a P&S body. And I wish the lens could go shorter than 28mm, but nowadays even that is considered "wide."

It fits comfortably in my pocket, weighs nothing, the low-light performance is great (f2, and very little noise even at ISO 3200), and I've been shooting all week on a single charge.
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S90 is so last week.

now it's S95.
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I took my nikon S200 on deployment with me. I had it on me every day, and most days it was tucked in my ACU breast pocket underneath my body armor. Slim design meant that it fit there very comfortably. Every once in awhile, I would bump it, and it would turn on and try to extend the lens. When it couldnt easily extend the lens, it would simply stop trying instead of burning up the motor or other parts. The rechargeable battery lasted FOREVER in it. It isn't the best low light camera, but the flash could be adjusted to be pretty powerful. 3x optical zoom was easy to control. I dropped this thing multiple times, and it dealt with a pretty harsh/hot/dusty environment for the entire year. Scratched the hell out of it, and even put a nice little dent on the extendable lens housing, and it never missed a beat. Even used it as a "document scanner" when a real scanner wasnt available to e-mail legal investigations.
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Old 09-13-2010, 10:44 PM   #37
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I'm happy with it. Just need to play around with the modes on it.

btw this was in a nearly dark apartment.
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I was pleased with the camera. Just need to read the manual for the features. I didnt have time to do so when I left for Maine.
PS these are really downsized.







my gf in the distance


with zoom
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