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Old Nov 29, 2006, 3:06 PM   #1
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i"ve been using a Fuji MX 1700 for the past five years and it has finally given up on me - now I have to dip my toe into the world of modern digital photography. Having shopped around a little I need your reccomendations for a simple but efficient point-and-shoot. Key features I need are:

- Usability. Simple, clear on-screen menus
- Direct access to manual controls (EV, white balance, ISO)
- Good low light performance
- Decent optical zoom
- Viewfinder (if poss)

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Old Nov 29, 2006, 3:52 PM   #2
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You might want to take a look at the Kodak Z-612. It has all of the manual options displayed and changeable right on the LCD Screen with the use of the Command Dial. It also has a simplfied menu structure.

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Looks interesting - thanks for the tip.

I'll get to a camera store over the next couple of days and have a play around! Do you know how this camera handles low lighting at all?

I'd also welcome any suggestions for any smaller cameras so that I can carry it around with me - the Kodak looks a little chunky for the coat pocket....
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For low light level shooting Fuji is the agreed "top of the mountain." While the Fuji F-20 and F-30 do not have the on screen adjustment features nor the IS of the Kodak Z-612, they are low light level champs and they are very small and pocketable.

The on screen adjustment features are available on most of the newer Kodak cameras, and they are very convenient. However, Kodak cameras are not especially good at high ISO settings.

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