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Old Oct 4, 2006, 3:55 PM   #1
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I am looking for a P & S digital camera under $350.00 (US) with these features:

small - shirt pocket fit will be great

6MP or higher

Good pictures outside and inside in low light

Strong flash

IS will be a plus

3-4X zoom with wider low end (28mm?)

Bigger zoom 6-10x a plus.
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Old Oct 4, 2006, 11:22 PM   #2
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Take a look at the new Samsung NV-7 and NV-10 and the Kodak C-875.

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Old Oct 5, 2006, 1:20 AM   #3
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There are alot of cameras that will have reviews here soon because of the transition time. I was able to try out the panazonic lumix dmc-fx07 today and was very impressed with it. After mtclimber said to look at the samsungs, I looked online to check these out. Looks like Samsung might have actually made a decent camera for once. I'm not a big fan of the C-series Kodaks, but I really enjoy the V-series. I would definitely recommend the V603 and you can find the review for it now on this website.
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The Kodak C-875 is a real exception to the C-series parameters. It will surprise you, so take a minute and take a look.

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Old Oct 5, 2006, 4:36 PM   #5
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MT and Kalel,

Thank you both for good suggestions. I did some search and havefew questions:

Samsung NV-7 and NV-10 - I am really concerned with noise at high ISO on it.

Kodak C-875 - looks good but don't know about its low light performance. Also it has only 37mm equivalent wide angle. I need something wider.

V-603 looks good but not wide enough and not sure about the low light.

dmc-fx07seem to have good wide angle (28mm) but how is it in the low light performance?

What about Canon SD-700 or SD-800? Are they any good against my criteria?
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Harana-

I don't own the Canon cameras that you referenced. However, I do own the Sony S-600, which is selling on the internet for $176 (http://www.newegg.com). It is a nifty, very small camera with a30mm wide angle lens and ISO capabilities up to ISO 1000 with excellent noise reduction. The Samsung NV-7 does show noise at the ISO 800 and 1000 settings.

The best camera that I own for high ISO performance without showing noise is my Sony H-5, but that camera is probably too large for your taste. I hope that helps.

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There is a program inside the V603 called, I believe, "perfect touch". It's supposed to brighten pictures up in lower light. Now, most of these types of add-on tools inside of cameras don't usually do well, but in Steve's review he said it worked as stated without introduction of noise.
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Thanks again for the continued suggestions and helpful responses. :-)

How about Fuji F-30? How is that in low light and other shooting conditions?How aboutnew Fuji and Canonmodels? Any of those any good at having wider angle and good lowlight performance while being compact?
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With low-light performance and compact, you're not going to find any better than the F30.


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Fujifilm is launching the F31fd which is a F30 with the addition of face detection technology available in the S6000fd/S6500fd. You might want to wait for that although I am quite happy with the F30.
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