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Old Feb 9, 2008, 10:18 AM   #11
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You might want to revisit the Canon S5 IS. It is supposed to have very good images up to about ISO 200, and you can use the optical zoom in movies. Here's a quote from a review with more on the movies/zoom; "Both the optical zoom and image stabilizer are active during movie recording, and you can activate a wind filter or adjust the microphone level if you wish. "
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Old Feb 10, 2008, 12:18 AM   #12
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Interesting that you think the SX100 is insufficiently saturated.

Imatest gives it a saturation score of 115.6%, with 100% being the most realistic saturation level, which means the SX100 is significantly oversaturated.
http://www.photoreview.com.au/review...-sx100-is.aspx

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Old Feb 10, 2008, 3:16 AM   #13
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Interesting that you think the SX100 is insufficiently saturated.

Imatest gives it a saturation score of 115.6%, with 100% being the most realistic saturation level, which means the SX100 is significantly oversaturated.
http://www.photoreview.com.au/review...-sx100-is.aspx

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The jury is still out. A couple considerations worth noting:

1) There is actually a color setting on the camera. I turned it to "vivid' and am testing further. In prior observations it was set on 'normal'.

2) The season is winter here and there is little to no sunlight. Alot of white and no sun doesnt help to judge color much. Everything outside here is a whitish grey no matter what camera you use.

I will be in Las Vegas next week with the cam in hand, color set to VIVID. We will see how my 'tastes' are then....

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ok, it looks as though I was WAY WAY off on the color observation.

check out this fascinating pic!!


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Old Feb 22, 2008, 1:24 AM   #15
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Not sure if this is good answer to your question but have youconsidered getting a 'bridge'/prosumer camera with the ultra-zooms? The Olympus SP-560UZ is one such camera with a powerful18x optical zoom, it's not exactly as compact as a P&S but it's smaller and lighter than a DSLR I suppose but gives a zoom power that a P&S may never have. I think Panasonic and Fujifilm both have a camera with an 18x zoom as well. Olympus is coming out with a 20x optical zoom camera this March or April (Olympus SP-570UZ).
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