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Old May 23, 2010, 8:20 PM   #1
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I am looking for a fast pocket point and shoot. Suggestions please?
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Old May 23, 2010, 8:25 PM   #2
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I would have no problem recommending the Panasonic ZSx series. I recently acquired the ZS3 and a quite pleased with it.
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define fast? AF or bright lens? No matter what you will have shutter lag, no point and shot can avoid that.
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I have a Canon Elph SD450 and it is just not fast enough to capture shots in low light. I would love a P&S that could do that.
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define fast? AF or bright lens? No matter what you will have shutter lag, no point and shot can avoid that.
I have been eyeing the Panasonic ZS1 as well as the Canon SX200 IS.
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Low light, there is only one camera in the compact point and shoot that can shoot there, Canon S90. All others are second best.

It has a 2.8 lens, largest point and shoot sensor on the market. And can shoot well at 1600iso. The only other camera that shoot this well is the G11, which is a bigger camera.

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I have thought about the G11 but I would definitly need cargo shorts to call it a pocketable camera.
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S90 is the same size as the zs7
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The Canon G-11 may indeed be slightly larger in size, so that it can be carried on your belt. But take a look at what it can do at ISO 3200. Can your SD-450 do that? And by the way the G-11 is also fast.

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The G11 and S90 are the top of the point and shoot low light class. So it's up to you weather you want a pocket camera in the s90, or the larger bridge camera like the G11.

With the G11 you can add conversion lenses. But that may not be something you need as you have a D90.

Both have manual controls.
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