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Old Nov 13, 2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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Default Deciding between compact dslr supplements

Another year, yet another question. I am looking for a compact camera to supplement my Canon Rebel XS DSLR. I am trying to decide between the Canon Powershot S95, Panasonic Lumix LX5, or Olympus XZ-1. My budget limit is $350 but I could stretch it up to $375. I am leaning torward the S95 because it is the cheapest, has good lowlight, and I can actually look at the camera hands on at the Bestbuy an hour and a half away.
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 3:52 PM   #2
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My preference is the business like design of the Panny LX5, but that's just me. The others certainly have their own advantages. Another thread here on these choices -

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/wh...-sony-wx5.html

For information overload run a Google search on this phrase -

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One thing I couldn't overlook is the Olympus's pretty wide f/2.5 aperture at full zoom.
There's a comparison of the three mentioned here....
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/OlympusXZ1/page9.asp

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I went for the s95 as if can easily fit almost everywhere. The smallest of the bunch, but still very good.
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Old Nov 15, 2011, 10:01 AM   #5
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My thing is I want a camera that can easily be carried in a small case that can be attached to my belt with a strap or carabiner. So far the the S95 is looking like the camera I may get unless the price of the XZ-1 or LX5 drops or I find a good reason to get those other too.
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