small digital cameras
Posted 16 February 2008 - 03:24 PM
Any ideas? I'd like to spend in the $300 range.
Posted 16 February 2008 - 03:40 PM
i have a tiny canon sd550 and like it quite a bit. i carry it in my pocket frequently. it certainly does perform badly in low light however. the flash looks awful but you have no choice but to use it.
man, i need a headache
Posted 16 February 2008 - 03:53 PM
edit: The Panasonic DMZ-TZ3 is the one I had in mind. It is quite small.
Posted 16 February 2008 - 04:06 PM
Amazon has it listed at well under $300.
I'm going to look at this camera again. I really need 28mm at the wide end and I like a long telephoto for fun.
Posted 16 February 2008 - 04:31 PM
Posted 16 February 2008 - 04:41 PM
The Fuji has only a 105mm telephoto. This is not long enough for me. Your Canon has 140mm. You said you wanted a more powerful zoom. The Fuji doesn't have it.
Posted 16 February 2008 - 04:53 PM
Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:00 PM
Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:33 PM
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:49 PM
Also, in re the Panny TZ3, there may or may not be specials appearing soon on it. It all depends on how Panasonic is going to handle its retirement. In a few months, the TZ4 and TZ5 will be released. They, like the TZ3, are compact super-zooms with a 28mm equiv. lens.
But, for those who want more compactness in their wider lenses, the Panasonic FX35 is also coming. This is a small 4x zoom camera that has a 25-100mm equiv setup.
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 05:51 PM
The 620 at night is pretty amazing for me. I never use a flash! I do use a tripod, mostly. But it is a tad big for travel. I never use the zoom.
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Posted 16 February 2008 - 06:04 PM
for me it's not just the controls -- it's the colors and optics and just the feel of it..
but i might need to pick up the fuji and see.
man, i need a headache
Posted 16 February 2008 - 06:12 PM
The price is around $235 -250 right now, but the upcoming ones sound even better, even at $100 more.
Posted 16 February 2008 - 06:38 PM
I also offer a STRONG recommendation of the Sony CyberShot series with the Carl Zeiss lens.
I have had good luck buying a camera on eBay.
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