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Old May 24, 2007, 4:26 PM   #1
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Find that more and more am not using any of my 'real' cameras when I go on vacation - just taking several small digitals.

What I would like to find is an Elph-Sized digital with the ability to set: ISO, f-Stop, Shutter speed.

But have not been able to find such: does anyone here know of such a camera?
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Old May 24, 2007, 5:24 PM   #2
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The only one I know of is the Fuji F31fd, which has aperture and shutter priority modes as well as the ability to change ISO settings.

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Old May 26, 2007, 10:55 AM   #3
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Thanks. I appreciate your reply, however this camera does not seem to have a simple MANUAL mode (simply allowing setting of f/stop & shutter.

It does do better than the rest by having the AP & SP modes.

I have started taking mosaic/panoramic/HDR images. Any automatic settings make subsequent stitching together of the images more difficult (as, for example, using SP mode allows the apeture - thus the DOF - to vary).

At times I look wistfully at my 16mm Minnox - much smaller than an Elph and which allows for complete control over the settings. I doubt that I could still get film for it, would have to scan it in, and expect that the end-result would be worse.

Only on, what I now regard as much too large, digital cams can I find manual controls. This can only be a marketing decision.
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Old May 26, 2007, 11:41 AM   #4
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I don't know of full manual in any of the ultra compacts.

It doesn't seem to be in anything much smaller than something like a Kodak C875, Canon A570, or Panasonic LX2.

And you're right, it's not like it's a feature that would be adding size and weight to the camera.

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Old May 26, 2007, 4:24 PM   #5
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I think that you will probably have to accept a slightly larger camera to give you theindependently manual setting of aperture, shutter speed and ISO. My Casio EX-P600 (obsolete) does this, and presumably several of the current larger models from Canon, Sony, etc., do too.
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