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Old Oct 9, 2010, 3:37 AM   #1
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I am looking to purchase a secondary camera (pocket size point n shoot ) for short travels. The features I am looking for are:

Good Optical zoom (10X)
Lithium rechargeable batteries
Built-in Panoramic photo stitching.

When I tried to search the Internet with the built-in panoramic setting, I am getting throw off into different camera categories. Some of them have very little optical zoom or the cameras are bulky etc.

Can someone please recommend a good camera that fits the above criteria?

Thank you in advance for any help.
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Old Oct 9, 2010, 9:17 AM   #2
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I don't know about other brands, and I'm sure there are some, but for Sony, there are the W370 (14MP, 7X zoom, $200), H55 (14MP, 10X zoom, $230), HX1 (9MP, 20X zoom, $380), and HX5V (10MP, 10X zoom, $330).
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Sony is the only one that offers it for pocket cams.
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Thank you for replying and for the possible choices. It does look like Sony is the only one giving me this option at this time. The one that I like right now is DSC-HX5V. The only issue I have with Sony items is there is a proprietary catch somewhere and they sure did on HX5V with the rechargeable battery. Please don't get me wrong, I do like Sony products. I guess I might have to buy a backup rechargeable battery before this product goes offline.

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Virtually all cameras these days use non-standard batteries. It makes it inconvenient if say you're on vacation and the battery dies (if you don't own a spare) but the batteries last longer and weigh less this way. Sent you a PM kleanchap.
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