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Old Feb 25, 2012, 5:33 PM   #1
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Default Need superduper P&S w/ AA batts & viewfinder

OK, I'm picky. Have sufficiently now trashed my old Canon on backpacks. I want a 16 mgpxl P&S with viewfinder, uses AA batteries (no more than 2), has both great telephoto and wide angle and macro capability! Is there such a beast?
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Old Feb 25, 2012, 7:28 PM   #2
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check Nikon coolpix L120 or NIKON COOLPIX P500 I think those may come close to what you are looking for. Or If uou want to wait few months Nikon Coolpix 810 will feets the bill even beter

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OK, I'm picky. Have sufficiently now trashed my old Canon on backpacks. I want a 16 mgpxl P&S with viewfinder, uses AA batteries (no more than 2), has both great telephoto and wide angle and macro capability! Is there such a beast?
Any particular reason you picked 16 mp? In all my reading it seems to me if the sensor doesn't get any bigger but the mps keep increasing, image quality suffers. I don't know if most p&s have bigger sensors.

Good luck with the AA batteries though. I finally gave up searching for a camera with those and am now looking at cameras with lithium ion.
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Good luck with the AA batteries though. I finally gave up searching for a camera with those and am now looking at cameras with lithium ion.
Nikon Coolpix L120 and L810 Comes with 4 alkaline batteries each.
L810 is:
16.1 MP Compact Digital Camera
26x Optical Zoom
HD (720p) Movies
3.0 inch TFT LCD
26x optical Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens (22.5mm-585mm)
L120 is a older model ( 14 megapixel with 21 X zoom
And the price range for L120 is aprox $200 and L810 $280 in canada

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You're limiting your choices a great deal by specifying a specific mp count(any reason for 16mp..?) and only 2xAA- and viewfinders are becoming scarce- especially in a 2xAA powered camera.
If you could forgo the viewfinder and accept "only" 14mp,maybe Canons SX150 might suffice..?
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In the world of P&S, anything over 10MP on a tiny sensor is defeating the purpose. 16MP = smear, mush and soft photo's.
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It depends, what are you wanting to shoot?
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In the world of P&S, anything over 10MP on a tiny sensor is defeating the purpose. 16MP = smear, mush and soft photo's.
I don't argree. These are from a 16MP bridge camera. Hardly what I would call "mush".





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Everyone is entitled to there own opinion. The more MP's on a tiny sensor the less light sensitive they become. When this happens they generate more noise, which means the noise reduction system works harder. I mean why are we talking about this, it is a proven point. Sure they might look adequate on certain type of shots, but why buy a camera with limited use....
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Everyone is entitled to there own opinion. The more MP's on a tiny sensor the less light sensitive they become. When this happens they generate more noise, which means the noise reduction system works harder. I mean why are we talking about this, it is a proven point. Sure they might look adequate on certain type of shots, but why buy a camera with limited use....
And, I'm stating mine... backed up by proof instead of theory. Am I not allowed to state my opinion? You stated yours. You didn't say anything about "certain types of shots" but made a blanket statement ("16MP = smear, mush and soft photo's"). I merely pointed out my viewpoint. The OP didn't state what type of shooting was going to be done.
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