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Old Sep 4, 2008, 1:27 PM   #1
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My second Casio EX-S600 has broken so I'm looking for a replacement. They have been good cameras but I really don't want to get a new one every year or 2.

I love the Casio's small size and would like to find something close in size. I go to a lot of concerts so shooting in low light with image stabilization is important.

I'm considering the Fuji Z100, Canon SD1000, or Nikon S210, or Olympus 1010. I like the idea of something greater than a 3X optical lens (Fuji or Olympus).

Any suggestions or recommendations?

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Old Sep 4, 2008, 6:10 PM   #2
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Of the cameras on your list the Nikon S210 has the best low light ability, in my opinion. Assuming you're looking for something less than $200, also consider the Sony W120 and Panasonic FS3 or FS5.
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Old Sep 4, 2008, 7:39 PM   #3
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You should check out the Panasonic TZ-5. 10x zoom, 9MP, great image quality, image stabilization. I'm not sure about low light performance, but there's really only so much you can expect in that department from a compact point and shoot camera.

On top of all that, the camera can shoot surprisingly good quality 720p video, and you can zoom while shooting movies.

It's not exactly ultracompact, but it's far from large, too. A bit wider than a the Canon SD1000, about the same height and thickness.

I've always had good luck with Canons especially regarding reliability and longevity. The SD1100IS is supposed to be a great little camera. My current point and shoot is an SD500, but I've been very tempted to switch brands the more I've seen the TZ-5. It is a remarkable little camera.
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Old Sep 4, 2008, 9:20 PM   #4
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Actually, price is really not an issue if i can find the right camera. The size of the Nikon reminds me of the Casio I'm replacing. I could go a little bigger on the length and width, but really don't want something too thick.
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Old Sep 5, 2008, 6:18 PM   #5
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Incidentally, Dell Home has a great price on the Panasonic TZ5 camera right now:

http://www.techbargains.com/news_displayitem.cfm/133776
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