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Old Aug 8, 2010, 9:30 PM   #1
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I am looking for a compact camera with a minimum 7x zoom. I'll be traveling internationally and I'm not certain an electrical outlet will always be available, so I need a camera that can take non-rechargeable batteries (like AAs). So far, I'm considering the canon powershot sx120is and the kodak easyshare z915. Anyone have opinions on either camera? Any recommendations for other alternatives? A camera with a viewfinder would be an added bonus, but they seem almost non-existant in compacts these days. Many thanks for any words of wisdom you can provide.

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Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased that you dropped by.

Yes, I own 2 Kodak Z-915 AA powered cameras and they are excellent. I also own the Canon SX-120 as well. The Z-915 cameras are more high ISO capable than the SX-120, and would be my top choice.

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Thank you so much! Can you please explain to this novice what is the significance of a higher ISO rating?
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When a numerically higher ISO setting is used, your camera can take a well exposed photo, with a lesser amount of light. A good example is in museums, where flash is prohibited. To get the photo that you want set your camera either to a specific ISO number like, ISO 800, or just set your camera to Auto ISO, and the camera will automatically increase the ISO setting to get the photo that you want.

I hope that helps. Never hesitate to ask questions. That is why we are here.

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Thanks so much. I appreciate your help.
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