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Old Jun 24, 2010, 6:58 PM   #11
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It does not appear that your requirements are that high. You want to capture bright colors accurately. HD video is preferred, wide angle capability does not appear to be a high priority. Suppose we look for something to meet those needs, and the needs list in your initial post.

Take a look at the Kodak Z-950. It does not have a wide angle but it is very capable of catching the bright colors that you use with vibrancy and accuracy, plus some increased saturation. It is pleasantly small and compact, and would easily slip into your purse. It does HD videos, and you can zoom while filming all for around $180.00. I don't own the Z-950, but I do have its little brother the Kodak Z915. This will give you an idea of Kodak Colors. The Z-950 can use ISO 800 easily and ISO 1600 in a pinch.

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What is it about the TZ5 that you don't like? If it's the indoor ability (low light), then you're not going to be happy with the ZS7 or any 1/2.33" sensor based camera that isn't at least backlit. Or is there something else you don't like?
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 7:08 PM   #13
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Here is the second camera to audition: The Canon SX-120 which can easily use ISO 800 without noise problems.

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Here is the third camera to audition: The Casio FH100. It can use ISO 800 easily and ISO 1600 is not bad either.

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Old Jun 24, 2010, 9:07 PM   #15
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i like the kodak the best. i think it's crisper. it gives more of a film look. i'll definitely check it out this weekend.

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Old Jun 25, 2010, 9:34 AM   #16
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i just threw 2 others in the mix. the casio ex-h5 (it's new...http://www.casio.com/news/content/7A...-B992A08A610E/) and the fuji f70exr. any thoughts?
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 10:24 AM   #17
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The Casio H-10 is the camera that preceded the current FH-100 model. Therefore it is an older model. The FH-100 has better features, except that it cannot zoom while recording a standard 480 X 640 video at 30 fps, just like the H-10 before it.

The Fuji F-70EXR is a good camera for folks that like to make many small adjustments before each photo to obtain the best image quality. The Automatic mode does not produce good photos.

I honestly attempt to fine tune my camera suggestions to what I learn about the poster involved. That is why I have not mentioned either camera to you previously.

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i thank you for all your advice, that's why post to you. i spent time last night looking at too many cameras. the casio h5 is a newer model (out in europe now and coming to the us in july). it runs on the newer 5.0 engine (the h10 is the 4.0 engine). it's gotten good reviews overseas. it's compact, too. please look at this and let me know what you think:
http://www.exilim.eu/euro/exilimhizo...pecifications/

right now, i am down to the casio and the kodak.

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There are no reviews available yet on the Casio H-5. It has many of the FH-100 features with the mp count increased from 10 to 12mp.

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here's a review from europe: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/Ca...lim-EXH5-13845

if it is the fh-100, but smaller, that's finally it! ;-)
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