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Old Oct 14, 2010, 4:23 PM   #1
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Default Best compact camera for social events?

I've seen lots of awesome social events photos taken with dSLR cameras but i don't have enoght money to buy them moreover DSLR are big.

So what do you think is the best compact camera for social events?

HD videos, vibrant colors, no sharpness. You know a typical dslr photo. I'm not a professional photographer, just a newbie who wants a camera which takes nice photos.

My budget is $ 400 as maximum.

I know that i only can get nice pics with good lens but there could be a compact camera which can take photos like this:



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Old Oct 14, 2010, 5:22 PM   #2
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No sharpness?! Sharpness is something you want to have (not to excess of course), not avoid.

Anyway, since your primary use is indoors, you will need to use a flash or look at one of the compacts with a larger-than-average sensor size. Even then, if you want pictures of people moving, the flash will be a must. Most DSLR/professional photos are shot in raw and post-processed (i.e. Adobe Lightroom) so keep that in mind as well. When you say compact, how compact? Pocket? On your hip? Small bag? Also, how big do you want the final images? For web posting size like above, virtually any camera can produce decent images.
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Old Oct 14, 2010, 5:35 PM   #3
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Canon S90, S95, G11, G12, Panny LX3 and LX5 or nikon P7000. If you can move up your budget to 520. You can get a olympus epl-1, dslr sensor with newbie control till you learn move and then you can use full dslr control.
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You may also want to consider a sony nex3, but the flash in not built in, you will always need to mount it.
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