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Old Nov 29, 2004, 3:14 PM   #1
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I've been in the market for a new digicam, but more prosumer. My Canon s230 (yes, it seems obsolete today) isn't holding up for me anymore, for I want more manual control.

I was looking at the Sony V-1, but it had no manual focus. Does it really matter if I have one though? I also took a look at the Sony F-717, but it's pretty expensive.

Here are my constraints:
1) At least 6x zoom
2) Manual focus ring
3) 4+ mpixels
4) Under $450 (maybe Ebay?)

Are there any cameras that fit these options?
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Old Nov 29, 2004, 3:34 PM   #2
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Try a Fuji S7000. You can buy them cheap for $400. It has a 10x zoom, 6 megapixels and enough features to grow into should you ever get serious about photography.
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Old Nov 29, 2004, 3:48 PM   #3
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You can get the FZ10 for just $399

12X optical zoom (LEICA glass) with OIS.

Excelent image quality at Iso 50

Manual focus, hot shoe, etc etc.

The FZ10 is a 4MP camera, but there are another options within the Panasonic FZ lines:


FZ15 4MP

FZ20 5MP (top of the line)

Currently, Panasonic manufacturesthe best long zoom camera on the market.

You wont be disappointed.

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Old Nov 29, 2004, 4:52 PM   #4
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I would agree with the above, but you can cancel out the FZ3 from the list. It does not have manual focus.

I don't think the lack of manual focus is a big deal these days, as autofocus is pretty good, and besides you can always pre-focus on the subject and then recompose the shot....

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