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Old Mar 15, 2013, 2:12 PM   #1
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Default Guys need suggestions for a Point and shoot camera !

Hello guys ,

I'm new here so pardon me for any mistakes.Guys I want to buy a camera.

Budget

Range of Rs. 12000/- to 14000/- not more than that.Pardon me if I have to put in dollars or something.I'm from India so I have used rupees.

Size

I generally keep traveling, so I would like a good camera beyond just for parties and picnic. A good portable camera for frequent travelers.So, size does matter to me.

Features

Megapixel if possible 16MP or more.I'm fine with 14MP also if quality is good.
Image quality should be good.I would rate it around 8 out of 10.
A higher optical zoom. around 10x or more.
Must have manual modes.

General Usage

As I said , I generally keep traveling, so I would like a good camera beyond just for parties and picnic.

Miscellaneous

I shortlisted Sony WX 200 (18.2 MP, CMOS Sensor) as the specifications were really good. Could you guys let me know some other point and shoot cameras which would be able to match the Sony specs in the same proce range.

Brand Sony , Nikon , Canon only.

Image Stabilization is a Must.
For a good portable camera, which one would you guys suggest?


Thanks.Please reply as soon as possible.

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Range of Rs...?
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 3:37 PM   #3
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To the OP, what features do you need in the point and shoot camera. Compact size is one base on the fact you want to travel with it. Do you need a decent amount of zoom, something in the 8x-12x range. Or is low light more important with a F2 lens.
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Thanks for that shoturtle... so,a budget of 120-140 sterling...
If only we could get the WX 200 for that in the UK...!!!
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Thanks for your reply guys.
Budget
Range of Rs. 12000/- to 14000/- not more than that.Pardon me if I have to put in dollars or something.I'm from India so I have used rupees.

Size

I generally keep traveling, so I would like a good camera beyond just for parties and picnic. A good portable camera for frequent travelers.So, size does matter to me.

Features

Megapixel if possible 16MP or more.I'm fine with 14MP also if quality is good.
Image quality should be good.I would rate it around 8 out of 10.
A higher optical zoom. around 10x or more.
Must have manual modes.

General Usage

As I said , I generally keep traveling, so I would like a good camera beyond just for parties and picnic.

Will you be making big prints of your photos or not?

Most probably I won't.

Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos?

Yes I will.

I shortlisted Sony WX 200 (18.2 MP, CMOS Sensor) as the specifications were really good. Could you guys let me know some other point and shoot cameras which would be able to match the Sony specs in the same proce range.

Brand Sony , Nikon , Canon only.

Image Stabilization is a Must.
For a good portable camera, which one would you guys suggest?


Thanks.Please reply as soon as possible.
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I have updated my main post mates, kindly give your valuable suggestions now.
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Thanks for that shoturtle... so,a budget of 120-140 sterling...
If only we could get the WX 200 for that in the UK...!!!
Which one is better as compared to WX200 Vs Canon SX260 ??
I have seen some great reviews for SX260 so kind of a confused.
Also is WX200 better than Sony WX150 ??
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The sx260 is a very good little camera with allot of reach with the 20x optical zoom. Both the sony and the canon has a cmos sensor. The 18mp vs 12mp is more marketing thing then useful thing unless you play to print very very large. Even on a 27inch retina display, you really need to crop in at 100% to see the added resolution.

Also put the low light performance of the 2 camera into perspective. Both have a tiny cmos sensor. So do not expect great photo quality when pushing them pass 800iso. You can get a decent 1600iso giving the right condition.

If you need more reach the 20x of the sx260 is a excellent option.
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Well,I have Canon's SX240 (like the 260 minus the GPS)- and is a pretty decent compact.
The CMOS sensor used in the Canon is one of the better performers in low light (same as used in the SX40 and SX50hs)- though keep in mind ALL 1/2.3" sensors are not ideally suitable for low light use....
However, one thing I would add about the SX240- the flash is crap.... in auto it cannot make its mind up whether it wants it or not- and in program with auto flash,exposures are inconsistent at best- quite often I'll switch to manual flash output and dial in -1, though this often requires experimentation- not ideal if you're pushed for time.
So, if you plan to use the flash a bit,I'd look elsewhere...

I would suggest that there wouldn't be a great deal in IQ or performance between most cameras in this class- especially if you won't be printing huge sizes.
You may be better served going with the camera that has the specs you want...
Be aware however, the WX200 doesn't have manual modes... though does look a decent little camera...with good shot to shot times (which I like) and sprightly AF performance (which I also like..).

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/digit...shot-dsc-wx200

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