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Old Aug 17, 2007, 12:58 PM   #1
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I already own a few cameras, Nikon D70s, Panasonic DMC-L5, Casio EXZ-1050, Casio EX-S770. I would like to augment these with a P&S superzoom.

What I would require is one that has the following

zoom 10X to 12X

Manual and Auto controls

Megapixels bedammed, doesnt matter as long as the images are good.

fairly wide angle lens

image stabilization



I do not favor any brands as you might tell by me collection, the one camera that gets the most use is my Panasonic, the casio's are for trips outside the usa, decent shirt pocket cameras for trips.

All recommendations are appreciated.

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Old Aug 17, 2007, 1:03 PM   #2
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The Canon S-3IS and the Sony H-5 are excellent buys right now. If you want something a bit less expensive, look at the Fuji S-700. Here is a sample photo taken this morning with the Sony H-5.

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Old Aug 17, 2007, 1:16 PM   #3
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Thank you sara for your reply. The canon is on my short list.
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Thats a nice picture, Sarah - I hope that the captain had his hand on the rudder in those rocky waters and wasn't practising following one of your photography lectures!

2many - I can recommend the H5 from my experience. One caveat - I like to make DVDs following holidays, and the H5 has served as a combined stills and video camera on holiday. If you are interested at all in the video aspect, the Canon might be better. When switching from normal images to video on the H5, it retained settings such as spot metering and focus, whereas better video results come from multi-point focus and matrix metering (as described in the manual). I didn't always remember to change settings, and the Canon is reputed to be the best superzoom for video. Otherwise the H5 is great.


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I certainly do agree. The S-3 or S-5 have the better video mode, beating the H-5 by quite a margin.

By the way that photo is from our back deck.

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Old Aug 21, 2007, 5:07 PM   #6
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Just thought I would update everyone, and I do want to thank you all for the help. I couldnt justify the expense of the superzoom, so I purchased a Pentax K100D digital slr, with a 28mm -300mm macro zoom. Since my son assumed ownership of my Nikon D70 a few months ago, it left a hole in my collection that I thought I would fill with the superzoom, but I just couldnt pass up the deal on the K100D.
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