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Old Feb 4, 2011, 3:48 PM   #21
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pay more give up the longer zoom range. And decent low light is yours. My answer to that problem was m4/3. About the same price and I get even better low light. There are a ton of different options out there.
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thanks, i may just have to do that......
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You could also consider the Nikon P7000. You lose a stop on the lens unfortunately but it does have the larger sensor and 7.1x zoom. Some people have complained about focusing issues while others swear it's a user issue rather than a camera issue. Anyway, it's $369 at Amazon. The Canon G12 is a better camera in this class imho, though the zoom drops to 5x.

If you can do without the zoom, I can personally recommend the S95 and based on reviews and image samples, check out the Panasonic LX5, Olympus XZ-1, and Samsung TL500 as well (most/all of which shoturtle already mentioned).
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thanks, i will check out the nikon and samsung too,the G12 is larger then i wanted. Sounds like the S95 is a good choice with limited zoom....
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i guess all 3 of them are about the same size hey? just from the pics i saw online...
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thanks, i will check out the nikon and samsung too,the G12 is larger then i wanted. Sounds like the S95 is a good choice with limited zoom....
the nikon is just as large as the g12. I would take that off the list if the size is to large.
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i guess all 3 of them are about the same size hey? just from the pics i saw online...
Yup those are large camera, the panasonic lx5, olympus xz1, canon s95 are smaller cameras.
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i guess all 3 of them are about the same size hey? just from the pics i saw online...
The LX5, TL500/EX1, and XZ-1 are all a bit larger than the S95. The S95 should easily fits in a pants pocket unless you're wearing skinny jeans. The other 3 are probably more suited to a jacket or cargo pocket, though I think the XZ-1 is the smallest of the remaining 3.

Here are a couple of size comparison pics.

S95 - LX5 - TL500




LX5 - XZ1 - S95




S95 - TL500

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Old Feb 5, 2011, 1:25 PM   #29
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thanks for that... i think the s95, or maybe even the lumix ( maybe) the other one is just a tad too big..
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the oly is the best one in low light. At the longest part of the zoom it is still only f2.5 wider. And it is the same size as the lumix.

But for compact, nothing is as small as the canon
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