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Old Oct 26, 2008, 6:36 AM   #1
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In a dilemma between the Canon SX110 IS & the Panasonic TZ5...
Both of them are simply great but certain minor issues/limitations in them ,simply does make it hard to decide...

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Great outdoor shots & very good indoor shots
Decent macro capability
Good Zoom capability
Really good AF,IS,RE Red. & Face Detection
Very good video recording (won't be recording in HD!)
Reasonably good battery life

Should be a snapper n performer in general !

Thnx a million !
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Old Oct 26, 2008, 10:15 PM   #2
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There are two major differences between the TZ5 and the SX110IS.

One is that the SX110IS has full manual controls, including aperture priority and shutter priority. The TZ5 has very limited manual controls. To some people, that's a major issue.

Another is that the SX110IS uses two AA batteries and the TZ5 uses a rechargeable lithium/ion battery. This means that the SX110IS will have slower flash recycling. Again, to some people this is a major negative, to some people it isn't. One advantage with using AA batteries is that you can use AA rechargeable hybrids (like Sanyo Eneloops), which are very powerful, have a long life between charges, and don't lose their charge between uses.
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Old Oct 29, 2008, 7:11 AM   #3
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Doesn't really matter if it has full manual controls or not..

I really need a good digicam for around $250...pref. with decent zoom ?!
It needs to shoot brilliant pics in the daytime ,decent shots at night and of course be capable of recording good-quality videos every now and then..

This will be my ALL-PURPOSE camera and must last long !

Thnx.
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Old Oct 29, 2008, 7:19 AM   #4
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They both take good pictures.

But of course there's no guarantee that either one will last long.
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Old Oct 29, 2008, 11:46 AM   #5
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what about the Sony H10 ???

And If all fails in my quest to find the perfect superzoom compact,which is the 'BEST' standard compact/ultra compact digicam (8-10MP) for under $250 ???
With the standard IS,FD,Wide angle lens..
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what about the Sony H10 ???

And If all fails in my quest to find the perfect superzoom compact,which is the 'BEST' standard compact/ultra compact digicam (8-10MP) for under $250 ???
With the standard IS,FD,Wide angle lens..
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2008_.../sony_h10.html
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Old Oct 30, 2008, 3:44 AM   #7
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thetoxicmind wrote:
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what about the Sony H10 ???

And If all fails in my quest to find the perfect superzoom compact,which is the 'BEST' standard compact/ultra compact digicam (8-10MP) for under $250 ???
With the standard IS,FD,Wide angle lens..
^^^ Do suggest the ideal Back up option???
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Old Oct 30, 2008, 9:12 AM   #8
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Any of the compacts or ultracompacts on the Steve's Best page are good, though many of the compacts are no longer available.
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Old Oct 30, 2008, 10:52 AM   #9
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IS and face detection are pretty much standard on all cameras over $200 now. There is no one best choice, since different photogs have different views on the best camera designs and image evaluation. But for currentcompacts under $250 with WA zoom these are all attractive - Nikon S600, Panasonic FS20, Panasonic TZ4, Sony W150. Check the online reviews for each model's strengths and weaknesses. Check the cameras yourself in the store to see howeasily you can use the controls that are important for you.

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Thanks..
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