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Old 26th January 2011, 12:38   #4441
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My Panasonic DMC FZ8 P&S had the feature of trying to autofocus on the subject without clicking the picture if the shutter was pressed halfway. Strangely, since a few weeks back, that feature is gone and even a light touch of the shutter button gets the picture clicked. I tried my utmost to get the feature back fiddling with the menu but failed miserably. Please help guys .

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Old 26th January 2011, 13:01   #4442
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My Panasonic DMC FZ8 P&S had the feature of trying to autofocus on the subject without clicking the picture if the shutter was pressed halfway. Strangely, since a few weeks back, that feature is gone and even a light touch of the shutter button gets the picture clicked. I tried my utmost to get the feature back fiddling with the menu but failed miserably. Please help guys .

Something wrong with the shutter button I think. Most probably some carbon etc....you should try getting the button cleaned inside from a panasonic service centre....

There is no setting that can be changed for half shutter focus etc hence the only culprit here seems to be that button...
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push-half-way-to-focus is common to many, if not most digital cameras. Even my phone does this.

Sounds like a service visit is needed.
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Guys,

I'm planning to buy a P&S camera for my wife. Please suggest me a good camera in the range of $200 - $250 maximum with good picture quality and Video option as well...

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Old 26th January 2011, 22:19   #4445
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Guys,

I'm planning to buy a P&S camera for my wife. Please suggest me a good camera in the range of $200 - $250 maximum with good picture quality and Video option as well...

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A friend of mine and a fellow bhpian picked it up for 19K and he is loving it!!! The cameras he owned previous had a serious draw back in the wide side of the focal length, now with this one, at 24mm, he cant ask for anything more from a P&S camera. And it comes with a provision of external flash!!
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The iconic Panasonic LX3 is now on sale for as low as 19K (Linky). Guys, I got mine for about 28K a year back .....
if you're looking for a camera in the budget, shut your eyes and pick one up.

Obviously a clearance sale of old stock since its successor - the LX5 - has already hit the market.
Absolutely must have pocket sized camera!!! But I am happy with my Pentax S50 for now!!

EDIT: Though this should be in EVIL cameras, as the offer from jjmehta is mentioned, here is another offer from jjmehtha:
Panasonic Lumix G1 with 14-42 kit lens for 21,999/- (I think its price similarly in USA too!!):
http://www.jjmehta.com/webshop/index...tml&lang=en-us

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Old 27th January 2011, 09:32   #4447
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Probably one of the top point and shoots till date the Olympus XZ-1 has been reviewed. take a look on dpreview.com
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Hi All,

I am looking for a decent P&S with mega zoom .

I have checked out Vijay sales who are offering me Sony H55 Digital Camera for Rs 14,000 and Canon SX130IS for Rs 13,500 ( these are in exchange for my Olympus 4 MP Camera )

Please suggest.
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Do seriously look at Panasonic TZ-8/TZ-10 and canon SX-210IS also. I am awaiting further decrease in TZ-8 price. Already own FZ-35 want one for Dad. Do take a look at offerings at jjmehta.com


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Hi All,

I am looking for a decent P&S with mega zoom .

I have checked out Vijay sales who are offering me Sony H55 Digital Camera for Rs 14,000 and Canon SX130IS for Rs 13,500 ( these are in exchange for my Olympus 4 MP Camera )

Please suggest.
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Guys,

Please suggest me which one is the best among the below Canon models:

SX210 IS
SX130 IS
SD1300 IS
SD4000 IS

I'm looking for a good P&S camera with Video option and shortlisted the above. Appreciate the feedback from those who has already used the above models...

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Dunno about the others, but SX210IS is a real good one, both for still and video. Battery lasts for a looong time. 14x zoom is good if used on a tripod. The interface is a bit kludgy, especially if one wants to use Manual mode, but the good thing is a quick preview of what the shot will look like at the set aperture / shutter setting. Focusing is quick in normal light, but low light conditions cause it to hunt. Overall, a VFM camera at its price point.
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Need a P&S camera with best possible picture quality. Does anybody here own a Canon S 95? I am looking to buy this based on various reviews online. Not very keen on super zoom models which are a bit bulky.
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Need a P&S camera with best possible picture quality. Does anybody here own a Canon S 95? I am looking to buy this based on various reviews online. Not very keen on super zoom models which are a bit bulky.
Try to get the new Olympus XZ1. It probably is the best p&s money can buy at the moment. Has a fast Zuiko lens and is not too bulky.

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Need a P&S camera with best possible picture quality. Does anybody here own a Canon S 95? I am looking to buy this based on various reviews online. Not very keen on super zoom models which are a bit bulky.
I have the Panasonic LX5 and am quite happy with the photos. You can check the photos (resized) on my Hampi (A Photologue: Pune to Hampi, Badami, Aihole & Pattadakkal) Travelogue. I find it very good. I have not taken photos at higher ISO numbers. I have limited myself to a maximum ISO value of 400. The other options are Canon S95 and Olympus XZ1.

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FZ100 owners:

Has someone tried to get macros like the following, I am trying but I am not getting upto this detail. The following looks very professional. Please suggest me the settings.

FZ100 Macro II: Panasonic Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
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