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Old Jan 9, 2011, 5:33 AM   #1
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Default Compact cams with 1/1.7" sensor

Hi there,
I'm trying to upgrade from my ZS3 (have another post going but only semi-related).

I am considering a Canon S95. It's got a 1/1.7" sensor which seems to produce much better pics than my 1/2.23".

While staying around the same size as the S95, are there any comparible cameras? Any coming out?

Basically, looking for large sensor / small camera

I know that's a contradiction, but maybe tech is catching up?

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Old Jan 9, 2011, 8:47 AM   #2
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Panasonic LX3 - LX5 - FZ50
Canon S90 - S95
Fuji EXR200?
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Old Jan 9, 2011, 9:09 AM   #3
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Here is one more with the same size imager to add to the list: Samsung EX1.

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Old Jan 9, 2011, 12:59 PM   #4
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thanks! looking into them.
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Another not previously mentioned the Canon G11/G12.

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Old Jan 9, 2011, 2:34 PM   #6
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There is also the Olympus XZ-1 coming soon. It looks great but the MSRP is $500 and it's not even available for sale.

As for current models, I like the S95, G12, and LX5 in no particular order. Each has its own strengths and weaknesses and as their size varies, that's often an important factor for people considering them.
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Indeed it is, FiveO. Did you get my email about guitar stuff?
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XZ-1 is gettting great review. Oly did a really top notch job on it.
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Old Jan 26, 2011, 8:55 AM   #10
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I was also making a similar search. The Panasonic LX5 and the Olympus XZ1 both have the biggest sensors as far as I can see.

But I was reading the dpreview.com preview of the latter and it implies that although the sensor is big it is not being fully utilised so might be no better in practice than smaller competitors.

Have a look yourself and see what you make of it. The English is a bit tortured and evasive if you ask me (second paragraph):
http://www.dpreview.com/previews/olympusXZ1/page3.asp
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