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Old Dec 21, 2008, 5:46 PM   #1
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My mom said she would let me pick out a digital camera for Christmas as for quite a while now I've been using a pretty old digital camera I got 3 or 4 years ago. I want to use it for mostly Traveling, and Scenery, mostly shots like these. http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...splay.php?f=27. I don't take a lot of friends, and family gathering type photo's. I think I would also like something that has some type of wide angle lens. I'd like this camera to last me a while to. Thanks!
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Old Dec 21, 2008, 6:32 PM   #2
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The Panasonic TZ-4 and TZ-5 were designed as very compact, convenient to use travel cameras. The difference between the TZ-4 and the TZ-5 is that the TZ-4 has no video clip capability. In the USA the TZ-5 sells for around $(US) 220.00 and the TZ-4 for around $(US) 180.00 at major internet retailers.

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Old Dec 21, 2008, 6:47 PM   #3
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is this the camera you meant? http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-...T5VAMJXZACYK5M . If so I'm definitely considering it, as it look's like a great deal. Just wanted to add a few more things. I have no need for video recording, so if there is something that has better image quality and lacks in video recording, that is no problem for me as I have a nice camcorder already. Thanks.

Edit: also will a camera like this be able to have focus options to allow shots atleast somewhat like these.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=616438 - The first one there

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/...d.php?t=617613 - The first one there.

If not that's fine, I know that camera's probably out of my price range might have been used to take these, I was just wondering.

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Old Dec 21, 2008, 8:09 PM   #4
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The camera that took the 'Snow in Central Park' pics sells for around $3700 (body only). It is unlikely that you will be able to duplicate the bokeh in the first pic with a $200-$300 P&S.

Sorry, but if you could, there would be no need for all those expensive cameras.

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Old Dec 21, 2008, 8:13 PM   #5
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haha ok, so anyways, any other suggestions?
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Maybe an entry level DSLR with a kit lens (or two)?

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Old Dec 21, 2008, 8:28 PM   #7
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Some of those look pretty pricey, thanks for the suggestion though . I'd like to keep it around $300 or lower though.
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Ultra-compact, compact, SLR-like?
Battery preference?
Memory card preference?
Manual controls desired?
Wide angle?
Telephoto?
C'mon - help me out here...

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Old Dec 21, 2008, 8:39 PM   #9
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Perhaps consider the Canon SD880 IS:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2008_...non_sd880.html

10 megapixel camera. The IS (image stabilization) would be pretty cool for some night shots.

Has a 28mm F2.8 lens, so that's about as good as it gets for those "situational" and low light / natural light shots.

Stainless steel body, so you'll have the "cool" factor.

Retails online for about $250 so you still have $'s left over to get yourself a high capacity SD card.

Here's a SD880 IS kit at B&H Photo Video (reputable online dealer) that includes a 2gb SD card, a camera pouch and free shipping for $288

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...S_Digital.html
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I think I'm going to get the canon powershot sx100is.

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