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Old Mar 31, 2010, 5:30 PM   #1
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Default A Nikon D3 Shooter Looking for P&S Camera

I am looking for a good P&S that can shoot RAW with HD capabilities. While I mainly shoot with the D3 and f/2.8 glass, I need something small (pocket) that takes good stills and HD video.

Since shooting RAW for the past few years, I prefer to have RAW for the flexibility during conversion.

In the current line-up of P&S cameras, what the best bang for the buck that meets my needs?
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Old Mar 31, 2010, 8:01 PM   #2
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What is your budget, if it is at 350-400 there are quite a few options out there. panny lx3, sony hx5v, panny ZS7, and a much of others.
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If you don't need the zoom and 720p movies are ok, I'd vote for the LX3 (putting my gripes about Panasonic's crappy WB aside).

The HX5V doesn't offer RAW ... not sure about the ZS7.
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If you don't need the zoom and 720p movies are ok, I'd vote for the LX3 (putting my gripes about Panasonic's crappy WB aside).

The HX5V doesn't offer RAW ... not sure about the ZS7.
The ZS7 does offer RAW.

Dang I wanted my next point and shoot with RAW also, and the HX5V was on the short list.
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$300 to $400 is the ballpark. I don't think the ZS7 supports RAW.

I prefer to stay away from Sony and their proprietary memory cards.
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Beginning with the Sony Alpha A-230 and the new HX5 pocket sized P+S camera, Sony is building their cameras with a SD slot.

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Old Apr 1, 2010, 12:49 PM   #7
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I just read a good review of the HX5V and do see it supports SD. I may try to find one locally (Las Vegas) to see it in person.
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