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Old 12th May 2010, 17:29   #3931
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Guys I went to check out nikon and S4000(10k) and canon ixus 130 (12k) both are with hd video which is my first priority. I liked both of them but nikon has no HDMI output and canon has it. 10 mins of Hd video will occupy 4gb of space. Need your suggestion for which should I go for.
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Old 13th May 2010, 20:49   #3932
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Guys, based on the feedback here I am also looking at the Panasonic FZ 35.
E bay shows the price around 16.5 approx. Not really sure if I want to buy a camera thru ebay though.

panasonic fz35, 12.0 Mega Pixel Above items at low prices on eBay India

Whats a good price for one? Would it make sense to go for a B&W only?

Also, if we have a few of us willing to buy it can someone get a group price deal ?

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Old 13th May 2010, 21:04   #3933
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Colleague bought Nikon S3000 with 4 GB card with B&W from QRS for 8250Rs last day.
Time for me to invest in a regular P&S. Please check with your friend and lemme know how good is the S3000.
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Old 14th May 2010, 06:20   #3934
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I am planning to buy a canon digital cam preferably S90. Anybody on this forum has a hands on experience for the same camera, please let me know the review as i have got very diverse reviews on the net, but the camera seems to be good. Thanks in advance.
1. Rudra-da has this camera and likes it. He takes great pictures with it but then he can take great pictures with a mobile phone too.

2. I have used the S90 and LX3 as well as the Fuji F70exr and a few other well recieved P&Ss. I believe that the S90 is the one pocktable camera (the LX3 is not pocketable) that does not make me feel too bad to leave my SLR kit behind.
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Thanks Navinji, if your self and Rudra sir like it then you have made my choice very clear. Will go for it then.
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Old 15th May 2010, 11:13   #3936
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I am torn between Panasonic and Canon

Pune doesnt seem to stock

1. Panasonic FZ35 (excellent reviews all over though)

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2. Canon 1000EOS (but without OIS lens)

My olympus served faithfully for 6 yrs.

Kindly advise
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Old 17th May 2010, 10:40   #3937
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I want to buy a P&S camera. My budget is 10-12k. I would like to have more pro features rather than smile shutter like features. Suggest me a good cam.
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Old 18th May 2010, 00:07   #3938
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I am looking for a good prosumer cam, following being my main requirements
- Good macro photos (main purpose is close-ups of flowers, insects etc)
- Atleast 10x optical zoom (Don't want to miss record shots of birds as well)
- Larger sensor size given priority over zoom
- Manual focus/zoom would be an added bonus
- Need a good in-built flash as well which syncs at high shutter speeds

I already have a Canon 400D but want the prosumer for portability and range than having to change lenses every time I take a macro/tele photo
Budget is 25k/$500 at the most. I have the option of buying it in USA as well

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Fuji FinePix S200EXR
Nikon P100
Canon SX20 IS
Anything else? (Panasonic Lumix?)
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I am looking for a good prosumer cam, following being my main requirements
- Good macro photos (main purpose is close-ups of flowers, insects etc)
- Atleast 10x optical zoom (Don't want to miss record shots of birds as well)
- Larger sensor size given priority over zoom
- Manual focus/zoom would be an added bonus
- Need a good in-built flash as well which syncs at high shutter speeds

I already have a Canon 400D but want the prosumer for portability and range than having to change lenses every time I take a macro/tele photo
Budget is 25k/$500 at the most. I have the option of buying it in USA as well

The Contenders -
Fuji FinePix S200EXR
Nikon P100
Canon SX20 IS
Anything else? (Panasonic Lumix?)

Why dont you check out the canon S90?
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I am looking for a good prosumer cam, following being my main requirements
- Good macro photos (main purpose is close-ups of flowers, insects etc)
- Atleast 10x optical zoom (Don't want to miss record shots of birds as well)
- Larger sensor size given priority over zoom
- Manual focus/zoom would be an added bonus
- Need a good in-built flash as well which syncs at high shutter speeds

I already have a Canon 400D but want the prosumer for portability and range than having to change lenses every time I take a macro/tele photo
Budget is 25k/$500 at the most. I have the option of buying it in USA as well

The Contenders -
Fuji FinePix S200EXR
Nikon P100
Canon SX20 IS
Anything else? (Panasonic Lumix?)
meghan, Lumix FZ35 is a very capable camera. Include that as well in the list.
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meghan, Lumix FZ35 is a very capable camera. Include that as well in the list.
Oly E-PL1, Canon G11, S90, and a dark horse the Fuji F80EXR.

The E-PL1 with a 14-42 kit lens should outperform the others. You can get it for about $550-600 in the US. The G11 is a little less ($450), the S90 is for $350 and the Fuji is for $250. All of them will cover about 28-80mm or a bit more. The later 2 are pocketable.

If it a superzoom you are after (the P100, SX20 etc are all super zooms) why not short list the hot HS10.

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Hi All,

Its my better half's birthday on the 20th of this month. I plan to give her a Digi cam (couple of weddings lined up in the next few weeks). My budget is around INR 5,000. I saw a camera from Fujifilm (don't remember the model name, but it was small and sleek) at croma but not too sure if its worth it.

PS: My other camera is a Sony H5.

Please advise.
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Oly E-PL1, Canon G11, S90, and a dark horse the Fuji F80EXR.

The E-PL1 with a 14-42 kit lens should outperform the others. You can get it for about $550-600 in the US. The G11 is a little less ($450), the S90 is for $350 and the Fuji is for $250. All of them will cover about 28-80mm or a bit more. The later 2 are pocketable.

If it a superzoom you are after (the P100, SX20 etc are all super zooms) why not short list the hot HS10.

I suggest the S90 - because it is the only P&S camera that has direct control rings that allow you to quickly change aperture/shutter speed/exposure settings.
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Old 18th May 2010, 20:32   #3944
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If it a superzoom you are after (the P100, SX20 etc are all super zooms) why not short list the hot HS10.
Yeah, I need a superzoom and being a bit bulky is not a problem. The HS10 looks good indeed, somehow slipped from my mind.

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meghan, Lumix FZ35 is a very capable camera. Include that as well in the list.
This seems to be a popular choice as well

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I suggest the S90 - because it is the only P&S camera that has direct control rings that allow you to quickly change aperture/shutter speed/exposure settings.
Thanks for your replies.
Maybe I wasn't clear but I want atleast 10x zoom, so I would only be looking at superzooms.
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Maybe I wasn't clear but I want atleast 10x zoom, so I would only be looking at superzooms.
the most compact of the cameras with decent IQ and atleast 10x zoom is the Fuji F80exr. My wife uses the F70 exr. It fits nicely in her purse so she can carry it everywhere and hence get more picture opportunities. Your other option is the dated but I think still available Panasonic TZ3. Note that none of the modern superzooms have a sensor bigger than 1/2.5" or so. The 1/1.6" sensor used in the G11, S90, F200exr etc is much nicer but all of these are 4x or 5x zooms.
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