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Old Dec 5, 2010, 11:35 PM   #1
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I am looking for a point and shoot to give as a gift to family, I myself own a pentax kx dslr and I know all about shooting manually but family members do not. I am looking for a camera that will produce good quality images, so far I have 2 cameras in mind,
Pentax Optio RS1000
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=734911&is=REG
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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FH1
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=672374&is=REG

Please let me know what you think or if you have other suggestions.
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 6:33 AM   #2
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I don't see either of your selections as a good choice. Both have a whole lot of megapixels crammed on to a very small imager, and the result will be a decrease in image quality, especially when used with flash or in low light level shooting environments where the ISO has to be increased.

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I don't see either of your selections as a good choice. Both have a whole lot of megapixels crammed on to a very small imager, and the result will be a decrease in image quality, especially when used with flash or in low light level shooting environments where the ISO has to be increased.

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So are you suggesting that I look for a camera with less mega pixels for a point and shoot?
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That is correct. The Canon SD-1300 or the Kodak Z-915 can do a better job, with better IQ, at a lesser price.

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