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Old Jan 3, 2010, 4:18 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Thank you in advance for your help. I am looking to buy a compact digital camera. I have a shake in my hands so this is generally a problem for me when taking pictures. I am looking for a compact camera that will take nice shots of scenery during the day but also people portraits both during the day and people portraits at night if possible.
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Old Jan 3, 2010, 6:15 PM   #2
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hi Claire,

right now, the best anti-shake in a compact digital camera is from the Panasonic Lumix line, their mega ois and now power ois do a really great job.

the old mega ois was good for about 3 stops or so, and i hear the new power ois in the ZR1 is good for another 1-1.5 stops.

so right now in the compact camera the Panasonic ZR1 has the best image stabilization. so that is an option.

canon's s90 has a good image stabilizer and also has the ability to shoot at higher ISO's so that can also help with camera shake (and subject movement), its quite a bit more expensive though.

i am not sure what your budget is here.
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Claire-

Welcome to the Forum. We're glad you dropped by

The Canon S-90 choice may be limited however, by its short zoom length of just 3.8 X optical zoom. The Panasonic FZ-35 also has the new Super OIS system as well.

You may want to change your screen name as well. There are folks out there that troll for e-mail addresses. It will save you from a lot of spam. Any of the Moderators can make the change. Have a great day.

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Old Jan 3, 2010, 6:34 PM   #4
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Is size a priority for you Claire?
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Old Jan 4, 2010, 1:46 PM   #5
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Thanks a million to you both. I am looking for something compact that I can fit in a pocket. I think I will go with the Panasonic ZR1. Going to Thailand in two weeks so I'll keep you posted on my progress,

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The ZR1 should do you well for a pocket camera.

where you plan to visit in thailand? look forward to your images.

sawasdee krup,
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Hi there, Claire-

I am glad to hear that we got a solution for you. Have a Happy Holiday in Thailand. Its a great country.

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