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Old Jan 15, 2007, 9:21 PM   #1
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I had a DSC-P150 that I am still in love with. The problem is that the lens is malfuntioning occasionally and I don't trust it to work if I go on a once in a lifetime vacation. I was very happy with the pictures from the P150... always crisp with good color. I tried to replace it with a Sony DSC-W100, but I am not pleased with the picture quality at all (see my post over in the Sony forum.) I will be returning it soon since I have an extended warrenty.

I'm still not sure what camera I will be happy with. I want something as good as or better than the P150. When I take a picture of a person from 7ft away, I want to see every little hair on thier face. The W100 blurred faces like mad. Basically I am looking for very crisp pictures, image stabilization, 7+ megapixels, and a Lithium ion battery.

Here are the cameras I am thinking about:

Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX2
-there are a lot of reviews saying the picture is blurry, so I am hesitant to purchase this model

Olympus Stylus 750
-This camera is very new, so there aren't many reviews at all

Kodak Easyshare P880
-Seems good from reviews, any comments?

Casio Exilim EX-Z700
-Reviews are ok, but anti-shake mode has a lot of noise

What do you think? Are there any other cameras that would be good? Thanks!!!!!!



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Old Jan 16, 2007, 5:12 PM   #2
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Please? Anyone? Advice? :?

I will be using the camera for indoor shots in low-medium lighting and outdoor scenery shots. I take a lot of pictures of beaches, palm trees, and the ocean on my many trips to Florida. I also take a lot of pictures of my pets both indoors and outdoors. This summer I will be traveling to Chile, so I really need a great camera to capture my memories. Thanks!
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 8:19 AM   #3
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The Kodak P-880 is an excellent camera, especially when teamed up with the dedicated external P-20 flash. However, it is not a small camera. It might well be worth the time to take a trip to a local retailer and handle the cameras in question, so determine what cameras feel best in hand.

Personally I have not had much luck with Casio cameras. Of course, you might be luckier than me. Panasonic has been so-so. I have a FZ-7 that does very well indeed in good outdoor light, but it terrible when the ISO setting has to go above ISO 200.

Here is a nice KodakP-880 Sunset for you so you can see what the camera is capable of in a real life shooting situation.

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 7:22 PM   #4
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Thank you so much for the advice! Sadly, the Kodak, Canon G7, and Panasonic I am looking at are not found in stores, only online. That really worries me since I'm blindly picking a camera, sort of. That picture is very nice! Do you ever find trouble with blur on the Kodak P-880 since there is no image stabilization?

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I really have encountered no problems at all due to the fact that the P-880 does NOT have image stabilization. It really is quite an under rated camera, that can provide a wonderful, and very sharp, 24mm wide angle image, that most cameras cannot provide.

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My wifehas the Sony W100 and finds it a great little camera, just returned from 4 weeks in SE Asia and the w100 performed just fine, looking at your image on the Sony forum I notice the flash glare and at 1/40th obviously camera shake, the flash on this camera can be reduced in the settings.

Steve in his review of the W100 found it to be very good as well, I find it inconceivble that you are on a 2nd camera and say it gives blurry photo's, maybe you should experiment more and learn how to use it.

Taken with W100 before our trip.


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If you think that the Panasonic DMC-LX2 produces blurry images, then look at these examples that I have taken recently. The lens is extreemely sharp as you can see from the crops.

http://picasaweb.google.com/lumachro...eroePendleHill
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