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Old Sep 29, 2010, 7:29 AM   #1
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Hello,

i'm looking for a new camera. My old one is slow and eats batterys ike a fat cat.

What im looking for:
- Price: Up to 500 dollar
- Compact style (or ultra compact - doesn't matter)
- Very good image quality (has not to be excellent)
- Very good low light performance (for taking pics without flash)
- Excellent battery lifetime
- Fast shutter speed
- Overall good perfomance

Any suggestions?

I've read some reviews. Camera i like was the Lumix DMC-FX700
But i think you got some more suggestions for me.

Thank you!

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Old Sep 29, 2010, 11:04 AM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're pleased that you dropped by.

Here is a list of cameras that might meet your requirements:

Canon S-90
Canon S-95
Canon G-11
Canon G-12
Panasonic FX-75
Panasonic FX-700
Panasonic LX-3
Panasonic LX-5
Nikon P-7000
Samsung TL-500/EX-1

All of these cameras have larger imagers and the ability to shoot in a low light photo environment.

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Old Sep 29, 2010, 1:24 PM   #3
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Thank you!

I've compared the cameras you listed and two of them i like most:
- Canon S95
- Panasonic LX5

The FX700 is out - image quality is not good enough.

So i have to decide between S95 and LX5.

Any suggestions about these two cameras?
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 1:58 PM   #4
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you can increase low light ability of the lx5 with a hotshoe flash with ttl. But next to that they are both excellent low light cameras for none flash work.
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i agree, you can't go wrong either way.

the lx5 gives you a hotshoe and accessory port, but is larger and has clip on lenscap.

s95 is smaller and retractable auto lens cap.
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 7:48 AM   #6
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Thank you very much! I will give the S95 a try.
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