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randyesue Feb 23, 2006 11:52 AM

I've posted previously and you've all been so helpful. I'm finally ready to make a decision. Here are my camera needs:

good low light performance(high iso capability) for indoor kid picture taking

high zoom (not necessarily mega zoom but something more than the 3x I have)

no need for video

possible anti-blur, IS for fast moving kids and/or higher zoom

I'd like to stay away from dslr, don't want anything compact and I'm willing to spend whatever necessary to get great pics of the kids with low noise when using high iso and no flash.

My short list right now includes the Fuji S5200, Canon S2, Canon Pro1 and Sony R1.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!!







vwmom Feb 23, 2006 2:52 PM

I have 2 toddlers and the S2 IS.. I LOVE it.. Low light works great for me (my place has NO direct lighting).. the zoom is AWESOME for their sports. The swivel lcd is one of my fav features.

Homer J. Feb 23, 2006 6:02 PM

I agree..the S2IS fits almost every one of your needs expect high ISO. Mabye you should see the just announced S3IS. It won't be out until may, but comes in a more professional looking black and can go to ISO 800.

But if you are going to miss picture oppurtionities by doing this, don't.

Youshould also look at Konica Minolta A200, with its 28-200mm lens.

BillDrew Feb 23, 2006 9:51 PM

randyesue wrote:
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... I'd like to stay away from dslr, don't want anything compact and I'm willing to spend whatever necessary to get great pics of the kids with low noise when using high iso and no flash. ...
If price, size, and weight are not issues, why stay away from a dSLR? Any of the dSLRs will come closer to your wish list than any consumer digicam.

vwmom Feb 23, 2006 10:03 PM

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That is VERY true.. they arent even comparable..

The S2 will eventuall be my backup cam. My biggest priority with 2 todders was the good video and zoom. This summer once I've got my moron questions out of the way I'll be taking the plunge to dslr.



At the level I am right now.. and the WICKED deal I got on my S2.. it's amazing.



vwmom Feb 23, 2006 10:04 PM

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VERY low light.. flash obviously used.



mtclimber Feb 23, 2006 10:48 PM

Randy-Sue-

What more might you ask for?? Multiple folks have answered. I think that the next move is yours.

MT


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