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Old Jul 4, 2008, 11:32 AM   #1
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I need a piece of advice!
I own an SLR camera that is too big to use when out for a walk with dogs. sometimes I go out alone with Gandalf, for training basis, but some other times I bring Jesse along with us. At evening and weekends or even at night when we go for our last walk, I go with my usband and my kid.
As you can Imagine, go with a SLR and a pack of lens is not very easy.
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I need a piece of advice!
I own an SLR camera that is too big to use when out for a walk with dogs. sometimes I go out alone with him, for training basis, At evening and weekends or even at night when we go for our last walk, I go with my usband and my kid.
As you can Imagine, go with a SLR and a pack of lens is not very easy.
So I want to buy a camera, a point and shoot type, not very expensive since I have a great one and is to be always with me (walks, birthdays and beach included).
I want your opinions considering:
- I want a small camera (as small as it can be)
- I want a fast camera (not 10 secs to photo shoot since Gandalf doesnt wait 10 secs)
- I dont want to spend more than $200 ~$250 at the most!
- I want quality considering the price
- I want the best zoom as I can get
I'm looking for a Sony DSC-W170. What do you think? Does Canon or Nikon have anything better at the same price?
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Old Jul 4, 2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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If you look at the "Ultra Compact - Pocketable" category in Steve's Best Cameras List (models deemed to be a good value within their market niche), you'll see some similar choices. To see how performance and image quality stack up, read the review conclusions (last page before the samples in each camera's review here).

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Old Jul 4, 2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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I already did that but I'm still confused....
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Old Jul 4, 2008, 11:52 AM   #4
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dieota-

I was in the same situation and here is what I did. I spent $149 at www.buydig.com
and got a Panasonic LZ-8. It has 8mp, 5X optical zoom, a one button Easy Zoom which gives you the 5X plus a bit of digital zoom which equals 8X with very little resolution loss, full manual and auto controls, auto and manual white balance.

The LZ-8 is very small and pocketable and takes great image quality photos.

Here is a LZ-8 sample photo.

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