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Old Nov 6, 2009, 5:23 PM   #1
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Here comes the question again: "Which point and shoot should I buy"

that is...

- Pocket-sized
- as best picture quality as possible
- short HD movies
(720, 1080, doesnt matter)
- image stabilizer
(almost everything these days have this)
- low light
(not too crazy here but the best one)
- 4-5x zoom
- megapixels
(dont care)
- $300-350 range
(in this day and age, i'm guessing its not asking too much)
- Baby and wife pictures at home and in some get-togethers. Once in a while, as a tourist.
- No Sony.
(like to use SD cards, other standard stuff. Seems like Sony limits be to use only their proprietary stuff - this I dont like)

If if there is a great one out there. Sure.

Any help???
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Old Nov 6, 2009, 6:16 PM   #2
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I'm quite satisfied with my Canon A1000.
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Old Nov 6, 2009, 6:20 PM   #3
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But it doesnt take HD movies. I want something that can take HD movies as well.
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Old Nov 6, 2009, 6:31 PM   #4
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you may look at the panny TZ7.

all i have seen from this camera looks good. the low-light performance is pretty good for a camera this size. has a very impressive 10x zoom that shows good quality.

and from all accounts has one of the better movie modes in a compact camera. 720p at 60fps and records in stereo.

i have owned a couple panny p&s and have always been impressed with the build quality and the lenses. these later models such as this one and lx3 have improved the noise problems that plagued earlier models, which was my only really gripe.
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Old Nov 7, 2009, 1:44 PM   #5
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How about the Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR1? 8x zoom, HD video 720p @ 30 fps, small, light ... truly a point & shoot (no manual controls)

http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-came...-33736876.html
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Old Nov 8, 2009, 12:08 AM   #6
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Thanks Hards80 and Mikala - DMC-ZR1 to be it!!

thx again.
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Old Nov 8, 2009, 1:28 AM   #7
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that should work out nicely.
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