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Old May 4, 2010, 9:42 AM   #1
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Default Compact For a Keen Teen

I'm about to be in the market for a compact for my soon-to-be 13 yr old daughter. She is a keen and competent photographer, so can handle most compacts, but doesn't prioritise stuff like smile detection and similar non-features. Lens and build quality are more important than gimmicks. She mainly takes outdoor shots including hill-walking and similar knockabout stuff.

Problem is, I'm a dedicated Nikon DSLR person and know next to nothing about the compact camera market. I would really welcome some advice on this issue. I've heard that the Panasonic Lumix range are a good buy: anyone got any other ideas?
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Old May 4, 2010, 9:51 AM   #2
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The Panasonic ZR1 would seem to be the perfect camera for your daughter. It has 12mp, 8X optical zoom, enhanced OIS and takes HD video. It is a fine camera and Amazon currently has it for $185.00.

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