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Old Oct 1, 2010, 2:44 PM   #1
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Default Super zoom or prosumer ?

Given the following requirements what's the best choice amongst the 2 catagories nominated above,

1) more than 10x zoom
2) xcellent low light capability
3) high speed photo capability >4 fps
4) overall best picture quality

and if the zoom requirement is removed which camera fits the bill ?

Budget $500.
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Old Oct 1, 2010, 3:36 PM   #2
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The following amongst others may b considered by the hon'ble members,

Nikon Z 7000
Olympus U800
Samsung EX 1
Sony HX-5
Fujifilm HS10
Pentax optio i-10,X-90
Panasonic LX 5,TZ 10,FZ 40/100
Casio EX-ZR10,EX-FH100,EX-FH20
Canon G11/12,SD4500is,S95,SX30is,SX130is
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Old Oct 1, 2010, 4:31 PM   #3
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The camera you desire does not exist in a point and shoot. excellent low light means you will have very short zoom 7x is max. 4fps, mean not being about to track.

Close thing if you are willing to compromise is the nikon p7000.
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Thank u, but what I actually meant was that amongst the choices availible to us today which was the best performer in the required parameters. Low light capability V V gd,and zoom min 5x. Would this change your recommendation?
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Old Oct 1, 2010, 5:26 PM   #5
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The best low light would be the canon g11/g12/s95 and then the samsung ex1. The rest will not perform well in low light. The 1/1.63 and 1/1.7 sensor will give it very good low light for a point and shoot.

The others are 1/2.23 sensor, are really do not perform well at hight iso.
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Old Oct 1, 2010, 5:53 PM   #6
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Thank u once again. Which of them have the bigger sensor? I know Nikon P7000 has a 1/1.7 sensor so did it's predecessor P6000 with higher mp.Does this mean that the Canons and the Samsung will out perform the new Nikon in overall picture quality?
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the samsung has the 1.7 also, but they are really close. Teh p7000 has more reach then any of them.
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Thanks Shoturtle, but what if the budget was increased to $900(DSLR Level) and keeping in view picture quality only( movie capability not a deciding factor) what would the hon'ble members recommend then ?( High speed for wildlife/sports,lowlight &indoor performance and overall xcellent picture quality.)
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pentax with the 2 kit lens, as the 55-300mm is sharp at 300mm and the pentax focus the lens pretty quickly. The canon or nikon option will mean getting a 450-500 dollar lens as the kit lenses either do not have enough reach or do not focus fast enough.
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Actually the Fuji HS10 is the closest you going to get to what you want from the list you gave. However the Fuji Does not have a 4fps continuous shooting rate. For that look at a D-SLR. I find the Fuji HS10 in low light at ISO1600 can make usable images.....

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