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Old Jun 20, 2010, 9:30 PM   #1
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With money not being the primary factor, does anyone have a recommendation for an excellent compact point and shoot camera that has HD video, good shutter speed, good zoom, good-sized display, does well in low light, and is fairly new release. (Not asking much...)
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Old Jun 20, 2010, 10:06 PM   #2
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Actually, if you want a camera that can fit in your pocket, good zoom plus low-light is asking a lot. The Fuji EXR series would be the only cameras that meet that requirement and they are essentially 5MP cameras with a large learning curve. The Sony, Casio and Ricoh models with backlit sensors do better that the competition but I wouldn't call their low-light performance "good." All 3 also have a lot of their own issues that are too numerous to really go through.

If you give up the zoom or the low-light, you will have a lot more to choose from. Alternately, you could settle for "ok" low-light performance with the 3 cameras that utilize the backlit sensor. Or, you could get a larger compact camera, such as one that would fit in a small bag instead of your pocket.
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Okay, that makes sense. Actually, I don't mind the little-bit-larger camera, like you mention. Is there a camera that has most of my desired features, that is in a little-larger-than pocket size?
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The Panasonic FZ-35 can handle ISO 800 very nicely, but that is as far as it goes. Moving to the m4/3 the Olympus EPL-1 can use ISO 1600 very easily and up to ISO 2000 in a pinch. The G-11 has less zoom, but it can handle ISO 1600 with ease and ISO 3200 in a real pinch.

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Canon G11 is a great cam but it doesn't do video.
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Canon G11 is a great cam but it doesn't do video.
Are you sure?
http://vimeo.com/7584277
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mroyjJAi8Tk
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Just for the record, the Canon G-11 has a standard 480 X 640 video format.

While the G-11 does not have HD video, it remains a stellar point and shoot camera for still photos.

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I was referring to HD video as that is what the OP requested.
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