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Old Oct 23, 2011, 4:36 PM   #1
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Hi

I'm looking for a camera that will fit in a shirt pocket or the jacket pocket of a tux. Minimum requirements are for it to be less than one inch thick, have at least a 10x optical lens, and be able to shoot HD video. Image stabilization would be great.

I may be wrong in my thinking, but I believe that if a camera meets the above, it will take satisfactory pictures. I'm just an occasional point-and-shoot old guy. Don't need a lot of fancy stuff.

Hope I'm not asking for too much. I'd appreciate any recommendations for cameras that fit these specs.
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 5:30 PM   #2
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Fujifilm's F80exr pretty much ticks all your boxes- except is 28mm thick...!
Nikon's S8000 is only 27.3mm thick...!
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Old Oct 23, 2011, 6:29 PM   #3
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Thanks Simon
I'll consider each of them. However, I wonder about the S8000. does the S8100 or 8200 replace it?

Thanks again for the inpur
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The 8000 has 14mp CCD sensor and 10x zoom,the 8100 has faster 12mp CMOS sensor and 10x zoom- and the 8200 has a 16mp CMOS sensor and 14x zoom..!!
Curiously,I suspect that maybe the lower resolution 8100 might yield the best image quality... though they'll all be more than capable...!
P.S- the 8200 is 32.7mm thick..(1.3 inch).

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Old Oct 23, 2011, 8:33 PM   #5
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My pocket camera is an older Olympus model the SW1050 which is weatherproof, waterproof, can use under water, shockproof and can use down to 14 degrees without any issues. You may want to look at one of the newer Olympus tough series models. Really solid built, not that thick and great image quality

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