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Old Oct 3, 2010, 1:18 PM   #1
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I took my Canon S5 IS on vacation and it did a pretty good job of vacation photos and videos.

However, I felt a little awkward walking around with a camera around my neck all the time.

So I'm looking for a camera that is..
- pocketable
- takes as good if not better photos than the Canon S5 IS.
- takes better videos than the Canon S5 IS.
- has a wider angle lens (28mm or less, preferably)
- has good battery life (preferably Lion, not NimH)
- trying to stay under $300 USD however I don't really want to compromise too much just to get a lower price.

I'm open to new or even looking at an older camera where the price has dropped or I can get it second hand.

All opinions and thoughts appreciated!
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Old Oct 3, 2010, 2:04 PM   #2
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terry-

You might want to look at the Ricoh CX1 which Amazon has on special. It has tons of features, and might fill your specs rather nicely.

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Old Oct 3, 2010, 5:51 PM   #3
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Thanks Sarah!
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Old Oct 16, 2010, 7:20 PM   #4
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I ended up buying the CX1 on Amazon at $199 as recommended.

I'll follow up with a few picture posts and some observations when I get the cam.

I ordered it "super saver shipping" so it's probably going to be 5-7 days.

Looking forward to it!
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