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Old May 27, 2006, 3:43 AM   #1
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Having been burgled I am now in the position of replacing my pocket sized camera, aCanon S70(thank goodness the SLR kit was away with me). I haven't looked at point and press cameras for sometime and am sure you can help me decide which is now best for my needs, which are:-

Wide angle zoom (28mm equivalent minimum)

Lithium battery for long life

7mp minimum

Preferably with manual override control too such as shutter and aperture priority.

Look forward to your suggestions!
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Old May 27, 2006, 11:36 AM   #2
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hey there cameranserai,

a quick search through the www.dpreview.com feature search, and it seems you're pretty much between the s80 and the panasonic lumix dmc-lx1. I'd go for the panasonic, which is slimmer, has a higher resolution lcd and has image stabilization.

I'm a wide angle user myself, being an architect, and I know that narrows the selection down to just a few models. as to me, I bought a dslr and then didn't mind much about my pocket-sized, as long as it had manual controls and decent image quality. I currently own a p100, but I'll replace it for a weather- or waterproof such as the pentax wp as soon as I can... to cover more ground, if you know what I mean. I won't be taking my dslr for a speedboat ride.

anyway. for what it's worth, I'd go for the panasonic lx1 if I were you.
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Old May 27, 2006, 12:19 PM   #3
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Thanks very much for that. I have a D70 and D2X and loads of lenses from 500mm down to 12/24 which are great (but bulky and heavy)but this small camera I keep in the car or ready for all occasions so I think the Panasonic seems to be the one. As a journalist one never knows when a moment might arrive! Once again my thanks for replying.
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Old May 27, 2006, 12:26 PM   #4
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Here's a recent thread started by peripatetic that may give you some ideas, since he was also looking for a compact camera with good wide angle capability.


He ended up going with a Panasonic FX01.

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