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Old Jun 1, 2010, 3:17 PM   #1
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Hello!
I would really appreciate helpful suggestions anyone has to offer!
I am going on a year-long backpacking trip to New Zealand. I am looking for a compact camera, hopefully not too fragile! I would really like something with a wide lens so I can capture more of the beautiful scenery! I imagine I will mostly be focused on landscape pictures.
I have gone to a few photo shops, but I would really like to get some advice from non sales-associates.

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Old Jun 1, 2010, 3:24 PM   #2
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do you want a compact solution or a larger camera?
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Hi shoturtle!

Thanks for the reply! I don't want a large camera, as I will be carrying it everywhere for a year! I don't need something tiny, but a camera that I can fit in the pocket of some traveling pants would be nice (if possible!). I am really mostly concerned about the landscape picture quality. I appreciate your help - sorry for my ignorance!
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I would look at the panasonic ZS5 or ZS7, they are pretty wide angle. But if you need low light you will need to give up the HD and longer zoom and look at the canon s90. The s90 has the best image quality. Especially in low light.
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Thank you very much! I will look into them!


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Framing really excellent landscape photos requires more, in my opinion, than a compact super zoom without a viewfinder. It does not have to be super large physically, but it should have a wide angle and a EVF or a view finder. A Nikon D-40 with a Nikon 12-24mm lens would make a very small camera with some real quality.

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