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Old Mar 7, 2008, 2:07 PM   #1
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Please help find a small camera, that will take wide angle shots of scenery,

and also great close ups. Of course I want a camera that takes fabelous pictures.

Hoping to spend no more than $500.

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Old Mar 7, 2008, 4:29 PM   #2
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I recommend the Canon G9 without reservations. The price is right (currently about $460), and it is capable of exceptional macros. With a wide-angle lens, you can shoot all the scenery you want. In addition, it has a hotshoe for flash if you choose, and shoots in the RAW format, so you can enhance your pictures by computer if you wish. All in all, a solid camera that is small enough for travelling.
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jerry bird.

It sounds like just the ticket. I will go in a camera shop and get the feel of the

camera, and see if it looks as good as it sounds.

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In my opinion, it all depends on how much zoom you desire.

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Old Mar 23, 2008, 8:07 PM   #5
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Sarah.

My first priorety is a crisp photo( of people, flowers etc.) But I do travel and love

to take great photos of landscapes and architecture as well.

I am still looking,and reading, I will make up my mind next month. One thing I do know is that the camera has to be a digital, wide lens, and small enough to fit in a medium size purse. Lumix FZ18 looks interessting as well.

What do you think of another choice?

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Personally I think that the Canon S-5 IS camera has more flexibility, and better resolution. Yes, there are some that may doubt that. So, let me make a good suggestion. Download this photo. If you look quite quite closely you will see rain drops on the seagull's head and back, that myfreiends, is real resolution.

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Double post, I apologize!

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Old Mar 24, 2008, 8:53 AM   #8
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Sarah.

Thanks again, if I knew how to download your photo I would. You seem to know exactly what I am looking for. Your phot is fab. and I would love to have a closer look. I also definitly am going to investegate the Cannon S5.

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msliv, maybe you're still in the market for a compact. If so, the new Panasonic TZ4 and TZ5 just came in. That means the price on the TZ3 has gone down and will probably go lower. The TZ3, 4, and 5 all have 10x optical zoom and 28mm wideangle lens. They differ in megapixels. I'm generally a Canon guy for compacts and I originally recommended the G9, but if you're trying to save some money, check out last year's Panny TZ3--

http://www.jr.com/JRProductPage.process?Product=4160005


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I purchased the Panasonic TZ-3, but returned it as I really missed not having a real viewfinder. By the way the EVF on the Canon S-5 is great.

You can easily take a look at the seagull photo. Just go to www.faststone.com and download a FREE 30 day trial copy of Capture. That will allow you to capture any image from your computer's screen very easily. Then, using a photo editor or even just the Windows Viewer, you can examine all the detail in the photo.

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