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Old Aug 29, 2010, 5:32 PM   #1
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Could any one pl help me out in finding a camera which works wonderfully well especially in low light/night shoots;wildlife,camping etc.Should have atleast a 10x optical zoom, besides being compact and handy.Already have a FZ35 but require something less bulkier or handier. Any weatherproof cameras fitting this profile?
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Old Aug 29, 2010, 7:27 PM   #2
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Fayyaz-

You are not going to find any 10X optical zoom point and shoot cameras than can deal with the ultra low light conditions you describe. The closest you will find is the Kodak Z-915, with 10X optical zoom that can easily handle ISO 800 and ISO 1600 in an emergency photo situation.

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Old Aug 29, 2010, 8:07 PM   #3
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Thanx alot,but how would U compare it to the Kodak Z950 and Canon 130is
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can you define low light? What exactly are you expecting for low light? Are we talking about flash or no flash?
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Fayyaz-

The Canon SX-130 and the Kodak Z-950 are about the same.

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Fayyaz.

The camera you want is one that most people would like. Unfortunately it doesn't exist.

Good low light performance means you need a big sensor. A big sensor means you need big lenses. Bigger zoom means you need bigger lenses.

What it sounds like you are looking for is the image quality of a Nikon D90 with 18-200 zoom in an inexpensive camera you can put in your pocket.

Me too. But unfortunately such things don't exist.

You already have the best low-light superzoom camera currently in production in the FZ35.
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 3:38 PM   #7
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Low light would b with flash.Which one's better Z915 or Z950?
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fayaz-

If you do not need HD video, personally I would select the Z-915, which is a surprisingly good P+S camera. Good Flash and it does well at 800 and ISO 1600 in an emergency is feasible.

Please click on the attached link for a high resolution Z-915 flash photo, thanks.

http://anchorse.smugmug.com/Other/Ko...5_rLRb6-X3.jpg

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I do not know a camera that has 10x zoom or longer that is waterproof without adding a bag or case........

BTW if you find the exact camera you wanted in the first entery in this message let us all know

Good luck in finding what you after.

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Will do.
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