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Old Nov 27, 2010, 9:07 PM   #1
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I am in the market for a new point and shoot camera. My old one was lost and I have to replace it. I also recently purchased a DSLR (Rebel xs) so I am a little spoiled when it comes to performance. I am looking for something to carry around when it is not convenient to carry around the DSLR. I set my price limit @ roughly $200 but am somewhat flexible. Below are what is important to be

Speed: shutter lag and shot to shot performance are very important to me
Shutter speed: will be used for sporting events (mostly motocross)
Low Light shooting
Quality Pictures
Zoom: I would prefer 10X but considering my price range I realize I may have to settle for 5X
Size: Fit in my pocket, do not need an ultracompact but just something that can fit into my pocket easily.
Good auto settings

Thanks, any guidance is appreciated
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 12:31 AM   #2
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Both a $200 budget and a 10x zoom will prevent you from finding a camera can provide decent handheld shots in low light without a flash.
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Old Nov 28, 2010, 3:58 AM   #3
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Panasonic LUMIX DMC-TZ8



This a well reviewed camera.

http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/LUMIX+Digital+Cameras/Super+Zoom/DMC-TZ8/Specification/3378725/index.html?trackInfo=true
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The zoom isnt a deciding factor, I figured with the holiday sales I may get lucky and find a 10X zoom in my price range ($150-$225). My main concerns are shutter lag, picture to picture speed, and low light shooting.

Here are a few I have been considering.

Canon SD1400
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Your-Choic...i_sku=14521337

Canon sx130
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Canon+-+...&skuId=1218341

Panasonic FH22
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Panasoni...&skuId=9767123

Panasonic ZS5
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Panasoni...&skuId=9767132

Nikon SD4000
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon+-+...&skuId=9758647

Nikon S6000
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Nikon+-+...&skuId=9789389
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Panasonic ZS5 gets my vote out of the bunch
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None of the models you listed offer any advantage for low light shooting. The Canon SD4000 is going to be the best you can get for low light in your price range.
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I have been offered a G1 for 240, mint, 6 months warranty. Can't decide between that and a TZ8. 2 different cameras!!! I could barter the price down to 220 i have been told.
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How does this stack up against the other mentioned. From what I read it seems this is very fast and is good in low light. Found it for $208 on ebay.

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665953687

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How does this stack up against the other mentioned. From what I read it seems this is very fast and is good in low light. Found it for $208 on ebay.

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...52921665953687
Without even looking at it, I can tell you it won't be good in low light b/c Sony doesn't make a P&S pocket cam w/ a larger sensor or an F2.0 lens. However, assuming it has "handheld twilight" it will be able to offer better pics of still objects than competitive cameras with similar sensors. I think "not as bad" is a much more appropriate term than "good."
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I have read god things about the Fugi F80EXR, again the 10X zoom is not needed but more so viewed as a bonus. I am mainly concerened with speed and lowlight shooting.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...ILM-_-30122258
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