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Old Dec 8, 2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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Hi
I have an older Powershot S1 IS and I want to make an upgrade this year, so what I need: various shooting conditions, good zooming, good image quality, a "Jack of all trades".
My choices for the moment are:
- Canon Powershot S5 IS - familiar, IS +, flip LCD +++ (I love it), compact
- Fuji Finepix S9100 - is lack of IS an concern when using handheld with zooming (I have a steady hand)?
- Panasonic DMC-FZ50
The price range it`s ok for me: Canon around 310$, Fuji - 380$, Panasonic - 350$ (no accessories included)
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Old Dec 8, 2007, 12:14 PM   #2
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My first question would be, where are you seeing an FZ50 for $350? The best price at alegitimate dealer I've seen quoted was the low 400's from some users over in the Panasonic forum at DPReview. Don't buy based on the lowest possible price...you could get less than you're bargaining for.....

http://www.resellerratings.com/rlist-s1-n2.html

Caviat Emptor....buyer beware....Check any prospective onlinedealer out before buying. There are some really BAD places that typically low-ball online prices to get the attention of people always looking to buy cheap.
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Old Dec 8, 2007, 12:56 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice, it was cameraaddict.com.
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Old Dec 8, 2007, 11:57 PM   #4
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I know you looked(!), butcameraaddictlooks like it's about as bad as it gets.
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Old Dec 10, 2007, 9:50 AM   #5
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Hi again
Cameraadict isn`t a choice anymore.
I think Fuji S9100 doesn`t fill my needs because of IS lacking and the less flexible LCD.
Does the FZ50 from Panasonic deserve the extra money compared to S5?
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