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Old Jun 25, 2011, 5:11 AM   #1
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I'm a doctor by profession.

I need a camera for mainly taking patient and x-ray/CT film pics.
These will be mostly closeups.
along with this i will be using for family pics.

my budget is US $400.
good zoom will be welcome.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 10:14 PM   #2
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please anyone.....
I was thinking of Nikon P300. any views regarding this
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 10:19 PM   #3
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What are the lighting conditions where you will be photographing these items?

I was thinking your best bet would fall with the Canon S95, Nikon P300, Panasonic LX-5, or the Olympus XZ-1. They have bright lenses and larger imaging sensors than standard point and shoots. Maybe some one with more expericance with these types can help you out more.
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Old Jun 25, 2011, 10:33 PM   #4
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lighting will be on the darker side for xrays. rest will be normal.
P300 fits into my budget. rest r too expensive.
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Old Jun 26, 2011, 2:20 AM   #5
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+1 on the Canon S95, Panasonic LX5 and Olympus XZ-1. The P300's sensor is actually of the 1/2.3" variety and is thus about 40% smaller than the other cameras listed.

You said your budget is $400, which would put the Canon S95 just within reach at $399. The Nikon P300 is a decent choice as well, though it won't perform indoors as well as the others listed.
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I would seriously look at the olympus xz1. For the dark x-ray room, it has the fastest lens.
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Didn't think Doctors had budgets :P
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yeah...doctors do have budgets.
I liked the features on olympus XZ1 but it is not available in india. atleast online.
wat wud be the next best......Canon S90??
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which will be better.....s90 or p300
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The predecessor of the Panasonic LX-5 - the LX3 is within your budget and its still available (the silver version is a tad cheaper at $383).
Its zoom range is limited to 2.5x, but it does have a large sensor, has a Leica f2 lens for excellent ambient low light capability.
The newer LX5 has a larger zoom factor - 3.8x and an improved sensor (the old sensor was not bad actually one of the better ones around).
So there might be yet another option....


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