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Old Feb 9, 2006, 12:40 PM   #1
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I wanted to hear from Nikon D50 owners concerning the following issue.

I presently own the Nikon D50 and am extremely happy with the results. I'm now looking for a Point-n-Shoot camera to keep in my briefcase / car to carry around all the time. What would you suggest? My preference would be more telephoto reach then wide angle.

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Old Feb 9, 2006, 12:57 PM   #2
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i OWN THE d50 AND BRING IT EVERYWHERE... i ALSO HAVE A fUJI fINE pIX THATS NICE FOR POINT AND SHOOT BUT i CAN'T BRING MYSELF BACK TO THAT LEVEL. Oops, just figured out about the cap lock key being on.... it would be like leaving the BMW in the Garage to drive the Chevy.
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Old Feb 10, 2006, 12:59 PM   #3
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Im in same boat, wondering what to have as a backup... currently got a FZ5 but thinking of something more pocketable... maybe LZ5
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Old Feb 10, 2006, 1:09 PM   #4
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I have two sony's...a DSC-V3 and even more pocketable DSC-V93 in addition to my D50 and D70.
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 7:20 AM   #5
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Nikon 8800 with VR lens, advantage will be that you can use your external flash full function unlike on other brands.
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Old Feb 15, 2006, 6:21 AM   #6
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any pocket camera really. The only thing that you may consider is memory cards. Choose something that uses SD, so you can use your cards from the D50.

I've had my eye on Fuji F11 apparently quite good pocket camera but I don't want to keep two card standards
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Old Feb 15, 2006, 2:38 PM   #7
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I own a D50 and use my fiance's Nikon 4200 anytime i need something pocketable (theme parks, formal events, other times the D50 might be in danger).
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Old Feb 19, 2006, 7:27 AM   #8
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I bought my wife a Canon ELPH S400 because it used compact flash. It takes great pictures and since it's small, it takes more pictures than my D70s (is in my pocket much more often). The mpeg movies are also an added bonus. I also kept my Olympus E-20 for a backup. and its great build quality.
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Old Mar 26, 2006, 8:40 AM   #9
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Casio EX-2750 6MP 3x Zoom - 3.5" x 2.2"

Or if you want the latest - Casio EX-Z600 or Casio EX-S600




Froogle it and you will see it starts at $239 refurb and goes up from there.

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Old Mar 26, 2006, 9:58 AM   #10
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Kodak V 570 / 550 / 530

They are actually DV. The ONLY card-sized DC capable of optical-zoom during video, even with mpeg-4 compression. Weight about 130 ~ 150g only.

Plus the colors are amazing.

V570 even with 23mm wide.

So in conclusion my config is:

1. D50 for serious / important occasion for still pictures.

2. Kodak V for snapshot & video.

3. My previous Pentax 750z is still occasionally used as stand-by because of it's 5x zoom and full manual exposure control. And flippable LCD to attack the subjects at some odd angles which may be impossible for DSLR.
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