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Old Nov 23, 2011, 1:12 PM   #1
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Which, if any, point and shoot digital cameras have a threaded lens?

What I like to use is a polarizing filter.
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Old Nov 23, 2011, 2:21 PM   #2
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G'day Skiz

To my knowledge none of the 'simple' P&S cameras have a filter thread
Many of the 15x and beyond superzooms do have a filter thread tho

I suggest that you pop down to your local camera shop and get them to eyeball their HOYA catalogue ... in the back are several adapters for P&S cameras
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have a sqwiz at the B&H online catalogue for "Cokin CBAD701 Digital shoe filter holder" or the "Holga filter system for 35mm P&S cameras"

These adapters screw onto the lens outer barrel via 3 small screws OR the tripod screw then via some smart design, a filter goes onto the adapter front bit

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Old Nov 23, 2011, 2:36 PM   #3
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The only ones I know of are the Fujifilm HS-series:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...xr-review.html

Of course all of the lenses for interchangeable compacts have filter threads. These are now available from Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Pentax, Samsung, and Sony.

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Old Nov 23, 2011, 2:38 PM   #4
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One of my camera's is a Fuji S1800 with 18x zoom and that doesn't even have threads.
Must cost too much to add that convenience.
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A lens attached filter can also be a hazard with a retractable lens. Virtually all P&S cameras have a retracting lens, thus no built-in filter thread. A fixed lens (that does not retract) is a more stout lens, mechanically.

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Old Nov 23, 2011, 6:09 PM   #6
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KCook,

I agree completely. Looking at the lens on this Fuji, it is quite wide compared to the actual lens and it retracts into a barrel. But would internal threads cause a problem?
Obviously, it's not cost effective to engineer the lens on a relatively cheap camera to accept filters.

Just thought I would ask if anyone knew of a point and shoot with a threaded lens.

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The old Fuji S5700/S5800 used to have a filter thread.... I think it was a 46mm off the top of my head. Not exactly "pocketable",but definitely one of the smallest "bridge" cameras- and in my opinion- quite a decent little camera- and had much better IQ than the later S1000,S1500... and so-on...!
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Canon's G12 has an adapter, that allows the use of 58mm filters. I have 8 different filters for mine including a polarizer, and a R72 infrared filter, but the G12 is a little more than a point & shoot.
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Is that Canon g12?
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Yes Canon G12, it requires a $39 adapter that bayonets to the body, where the accessory ring comes off. So when attaching filters, there is no pressure or strain on the actual lens. Which as long as attached, really serves as a good lens protector and extends, and contracts as the lens zooms. I got mine from B&H.
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