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Old 28th October 2010, 10:55   #4231
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It is available on ebay.in for around 30K
Thanks Abeer! I am not comfortable buying online/ebay, will scout for shops that have them in stock.

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Old 28th October 2010, 13:38   #4232
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Finally, finally.... I have bought my first digital camera. The wait for the Digital SLR (affordable full frame to replace my Nikon F80) still continues.

I bought the Panasonic Lumix LX5 as a gift for my wife. I got it from Singapore with international warranty through a kind colleague. The damage is approximately 25k. Also got an 8GB SDHC card and a semi hardcase for the camera

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I was thinking of buying the LX3, but then LX5 came along. The cameras I considered were FZ35, FZ100, S95, LX3 & LX5.

Let me see how well I am able to use this camera.

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Old 28th October 2010, 16:39   #4233
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I am planning to buy a compact point and shoot camera.

I have shortlisted Canon PowerShot A3000 IS.

Any feedback on this model. Or any suggestions in similar price range.

Rohan
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Old 28th October 2010, 17:22   #4234
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@pjbiju: Why the LX5? I thought the FZ100 would be a better buy.
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Old 28th October 2010, 18:26   #4235
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@pjbiju: Why the LX5? I thought the FZ100 would be a better buy.
A few reasons:
  • I wanted a compact camera that could be easily carried arround (FZ100 is bulkier compared to LX5)
  • Max aperture of 2.0 and min aperture of 3.3 (LX5 is twice as fast as FZ100 and that would be very useful in low light situations)
  • As wide a lens as possible for landscapes and for interior shots, where you do not get much freedom to move (LX5 is 24mm at the wide end)
  • A good focal length for portraits (LX5 is 90mm at the tele end. I would have liked 105mm, but 90mm is fine)
  • Bigger the sensor the better it is (LX5 has a bigger sensor)
  • Movie Recording (FZ100 offers Full HD and is better, but LX5 is not bad)
  • Full manual control (both are good)
  • RAW output (both support this)
Although FZ100 has a much better zoom range, I do not think, that would be very useful without a tripod most often. I would miss the view finder on LX5. Anyway I plan to get a DSLR sometime later.

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Old 29th October 2010, 09:41   #4236
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I am planning to buy a compact point and shoot camera.

I have shortlisted Canon PowerShot A3000 IS.

Any feedback on this model. Or any suggestions in similar price range.

Rohan
- What is your budget ?
- What is your usage kind of ?
- What are your expectations from the Camera ?
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Old 29th October 2010, 10:53   #4237
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- What is your budget ?
- What is your usage kind of ?
- What are your expectations from the Camera ?
Budget is roughly 7-10K.

Usage would be to take snaps in family gatherings, picnics etc.

Want a compact and pocketable camera. Image quality should be sharp, 10 MP would be sufficient, optical image stabiliser, 4x zoom would be sufficient, no red-eye in shots, decent user interface, decent build quality, rechargeable lithium battery.

Please suggest if Canon PS A3000 IS would be good for my usage. Also suggest other models.

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Budget is roughly 7-10K.

Usage would be to take snaps in family gatherings, picnics etc.

Want a compact and pocketable camera. Image quality should be sharp, 10 MP would be sufficient, optical image stabiliser, 4x zoom would be sufficient, no red-eye in shots, decent user interface, decent build quality, rechargeable lithium battery.

Please suggest if Canon PS A3000 IS would be good for my usage. Also suggest other models.

Rohan
Check out the Canon A3100 IS or the Sony DSC W320. For your requirements and budget, I see very less options.
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Guys, I am looking for a P&S in the range of 6-7k. Found this Fujifilm AX250. It retails for around 6k. I feel it's brilliant VFM as it even has HD movie recording. A 28mm Fujinon lens with 5X optical zoom. It has digital image stabilization too.
What are the experts' opinions? (check catalogue attached)
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HI,

Bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3K - digital camera did some photo shooting in places near Opera house and Bridge and the market place.
One thing that this camera missing is a IS, i felt it needs one when ur trying to zoom and click snaps else the photos of great quality and good color contrast.
My collegue is very much interested to buy this from me.Might sell it and buy a canon asap...waiting for a good deal to come by.

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Bought a Panasonic Lumix DMC-F3K - digital camera did some photo shooting in places near Opera house and Bridge and the market place.
One thing that this camera missing is a IS, i felt it needs one when ur trying to zoom and click snaps else the photos of great quality and good color contrast.
Hi there msvg. I really did not get the purpose behind this post. Apart from that I am very surprised that you are being troubled by camera shake. This will happen if you are choosing a non-auto / low ISO mode in low light conditions; and then not holding the camera steady.

That being said, this model of camera does come with IS.
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Hi there msvg. I really did not get the purpose behind this post. Apart from that I am very surprised that you are being troubled by camera shake. This will happen if you are choosing a non-auto / low ISO mode in low light conditions; and then not holding the camera steady.

That being said, this model of camera does come with IS.

My apologies yes this camera comes with IS,might be that i have shaken while taking the image....Thanks typeOnegative
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My apologies yes this camera comes with IS,might be that i have shaken while taking the image....Thanks typeOnegative
No mention.

What you have described is quite common. Used to suffer from this syndrome when I first started shooting using a Nikon Coolpix. Outside pictures (which were taken in broad daylight) used to come very good and then I used to get very blurry pictures indoors. The resulted in me being very very frustrated. Do read the manual and experiment a lot. There is generally one (or more) magic setting for all cameras.

Happy clicking.
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I got my SX30IS today for 26K, comes with a free 4GB card, pouch and UCB watch. Will be playing with it this week. Will post some feedback soon.
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I got my SX30IS today for 26K, comes with a free 4GB card, pouch and UCB watch. Will be playing with it this week. Will post some feedback soon.
Nice buy. Enjoy your camera and let us know your feedback on high ISO performance.
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