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Old Mar 3, 2010, 4:41 PM   #1
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My borrowed camera let me down again today, so I am going to have to buy a P & S for work and put off the DLSR for later.

Here is where I need help. My old Canon powershot limited my interior photos because it lacked what I call a "wide" angle. The borrowed camera is an older Sony DSC P41, and its photos do appear to have a wider field of view. I saw specs on the internet that referenced 33mm.

I don't know if the 33mm is correct, but what P & S cameras are you aware of that have: 1) a wider view 2) are very sturdy and compact and 3) are very affordable?

Thanks again for your help.
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Old Mar 3, 2010, 5:08 PM   #2
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You might look at the Panasonic ZR1. Its under $(US)200 at Amazon and it has a 25mm wide angle. However, if you need flash that might eliminate it.

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Old Mar 3, 2010, 5:22 PM   #3
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Internal flash is ok for what I need it for.

Is the ZS3 its big brother with a longer zoom?
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if you are using this for indoors with wide-angle exclusively. the lx3 from panasonic is worth a look. 24mm lens with a fast 2.0 max aperture is nice for indoor shots. it is only 2.5x zoom, so that limits its other uses, however if this is for work indoor shots, would be good tool for that job.
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I surely do agree that the LX3 would be an excellent choice.

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How is the shutter lag between photos on these two cameras?
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Old Mar 4, 2010, 9:13 AM   #7
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Sam's club has a Panasonic ZS1 for $199. Appears to be the same camera at 25mm.

Is this a different camera line made for WalMart/Sams?
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You can change apect ration on the LX3 also. So it can be a nice feature to go to 16:9 ratio for indoor work.
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