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Old Mar 10, 2006, 12:17 PM   #1
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hi all,

after lotsa reading up on sites & some soul-searching (fixing my priorities & budget) I finally narrowed my search to either Casio Exilim S600 / Nikon Coolpix S5.

my requirements include the usual suspects- small size, looks, pic quality, decent low light performance (I'm a reasonable guy who knows limitations of compact camera...hehe)
also, I'm not too much of a manual control guy... like it simple...

I started off by considering the foll
Fuji Finepix Z2
Casio Exilim S600 / Z600
Nikon Coolpix S5 / P4
Panasonic FX9

now that I've come to the final round.. thot I'd seek some help from folks who might have some exp to share...
considering my criteria above - which one do you think is better?
S600 - smaller, faster (in taking pic)
S5 - I'm sold on features like D lighting, dial menu, face priority

also, in my limited 3-4 pic testing of the cameras I thought S5 was better than S600 - though I may be way off here.

Any thoughts??? :?

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Old Mar 10, 2006, 6:49 PM   #2
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I am surprised that you have not given serious consideration to the Fuji F-30 or the F-11, or the F-10 that realy shine when it comes to low light level photos. Let's be honest. The Fuji F-30 with a max ISO setting of ISO 3200 has far greater potential for low light level photos than does the Casio S-500 or the S-600 with a max ISO setting of only 400.

I saw an interesting comment the other day: "...the Casio S-600 is really what the Casio S-500 was supposed to be..."

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Old Mar 17, 2006, 12:53 AM   #3
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I posted a reply to your other post on the subject. Perhaps it belongs here instead:


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