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Old Dec 29, 2009, 8:45 PM   #41
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True.

• 2.5 frames/sec Max. 8 images (Standard), Max 4 images (Fine), Max 3images (RAW)
• High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)

Still much better than the Canons.

I've sadly decided to sacrifice zoom for picture quality, which I think there is consensus the LX3 is better than the Canons at low-light and high ISO.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 9:31 PM   #42
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True.

2.5 frames/sec Max. 8 images (Standard), Max 4 images (Fine), Max 3images (RAW)
High-speed Burst Mode: approx. 6 frames/sec (recorded in 3M for 4:3, 2.5M for 3:2, 2M for 16:9)

Still much better than the Canons.

I've sadly decided to sacrifice zoom for picture quality, which I think there is consensus the LX3 is better than the Canons at low-light and high ISO.
i don't think the consensus is that the lx3 outperforms the s90, actually i believe it to be the opposite, the s90 outperforms the lx3.
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can see some examples full size here. and there are other comparisons to be found on the net.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ktc01/s...7622576894401/
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My head's spining a bit with getting my head around all this in about 3 days. I'm sure you're right.
Then I think that the faster multiple shot burst probably outweighs the (I'm hoping small) image quality gain of the S90 over the LX3.
Both have f2.0.
I've definitely read about the G10 being noisey at ISO 800, and that the G11 wasn't an improvement because the same sensor is used but with reduced pixels from it somehow, I just implied that the S90 would have the same iso800 noise issues.
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yea, it can be a whirlwind of information if you try to get it all at once. let me see if i can straighten it out a little bit.

the G11 uses a completely different sensor than the G10. it is a lower megapixel sensor dessigned to do better at higher isos. this is the same sensor as the s90. and currently, as you can see from the link, (and others you can find on the web), is about the best low light performance you can get in a p&s.

the lx3 is also a great performer at higher ISO's as well. just a little less so than the s90. which like you say, could be a worthwhile compromise if you otherwise prefer the lx3.
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I think the LX3 would be better at ISO 800 than the G10. However, the limited zoom would hurt your dance photos. Shooting at 60mm, you'd have to be pretty close to your target...I'd say within 15 feet or so. If you plan on shooting a group of dancers, it won't be as critical - but to fill a frame with a single dancer...ehhhhh...

Have you tested any of the Fuji's? The F100fd is easily as good as the LX3 at ISO400 and 800. Maybe about the same at ISO 1600. The F200EXR is not quite as good as the F100 IMO, but it is still pretty good. Check out some F200 pics here:

http://www.pixplanet.biz/Posting-stuff_18_1.htm

Lot's of ISO 400 and 800 pics, as well as some ISO 1600 pics. You'll notice though, in a lot of the ISO 1600 pics, subject movement shows up blurry due to slow shutter speeds. Oh, the laws of physics again...

Hey, any interest in a 2 BR overlooking Central Park?

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Arghhh!!
Clearly the S90 is better at ISO1600.
But the LX3 manages faster frame burst.
But then the WX1 does both but has limited manual control by the looks of it.
None have decent zoom, but I hope I can 'zoom' in post-processing.

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so .... the Canon S90 then, but will just have to catch 'the moment' of dance without the rapid burst mode.
The samples of the kitchen posted definitely show far better definition from the S90.
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I don't think that the Sony WX-1 should even be in the consideration. The photos from the camera are very soft indeed and cannot be much improved upon in post processing. I returned my WX-1. The S-90 is the better camera, though like the LX-3 held back somewhat by its short zoom.

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