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Old Jun 20, 2005, 6:31 PM   #1
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Can someone recommend a list of best wide angle lens cameras that have the following characteristics:

1. As compact as possible, not large and bulky.

2. Excellent image quality

3. Good battery life

4. Not over $400.00 (if possible)

5. 5 megapixels or higher

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Old Jun 20, 2005, 7:15 PM   #2
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Fuji E510. Under $200 (and manual exposure controls too!).

The Nikon 5400 had a $200 rebate, which would bring the price down to your level. However, it might be difficult to find any new ones left. It is bigger than the E510.

The Ricoh R1 is worth a look too, but as it is not sold in the U.S., you would have to get one via ebay or similar.


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Old Jun 20, 2005, 8:34 PM   #3
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Well, probably outside your budget but the Olympus 8080 wide zoom (8 meg) is probably the best in it's class.


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Old Jun 20, 2005, 10:29 PM   #4
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A friend also recommended either the Canon S-60 or S70. Any thoughts about these cameras? The S60 can be found for around $326.00. :?
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The Canon S series would certainly be a good choice, as long as they fit within your budget. Personally, I wouldn't spend the extra money over the Fuji E's.

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