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Old Nov 26, 2004, 8:59 PM   #1
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I have been doing research for 2-3 months now! My head may explode. Everytime I think I have made a decision something else pops up. My short list is Canon Si Is, NIkon 4800, Panasonic FZ15.

Where do people think I should go?
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Old Nov 26, 2004, 9:52 PM   #2
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Go for what? What kind of pictures are you going to be taking? Short list for what? Doesn't anybody use the Search feature of this site?
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Old Nov 27, 2004, 2:08 AM   #3
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Seems like you're looking for a 3-4 MP ultrazoom.

It all depends on your budget and the important features in your camera.

I have a Olympus C770UZ which is a great camera but lack IS, so some people will just put it off as a "no-good" camera.

Anyway, my advice is, look at your budget, list the features you would want in a camera in the order of preference and compare to your choices. And once you've listed out each pros and cons of the cameras, you should determine what are the minor cons that you can live with and overcome, the choice should be clear.

For example:
My criteria is a compact sized ultrazoom with at least 4MPs, great photos, conversion lens compatibility, IS, great movie mode and flash hot shoe.

Out of the list, my choices will be the Panasonic FZ3 and C770UZ. The FZ3 has only 3MPs, big lens so cannot fit my coat pocket and so-so movie mode, and the C770 has no IS, which I figured that I can live without that, so....

Hope my example helps.

I still love my C770UZ,
with or without IS...
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Old Nov 29, 2004, 3:45 PM   #4
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Steve's Digicams has a recommended camera section.

Check it out and buy one that fancies you and meets your budget.

If you get serious about photography, you'll probably end up buying a more expensive one within a year or two!
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