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Old Jan 3, 2006, 1:11 PM   #1
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my friend is looking for a cybershot cam thats small and compact but have the highest ZOOM in its catergoey ..so which 1 should it be?
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 2:07 PM   #2
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How big is "small and compact." Perhaps the Nikon S-4 will do the trick.

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Old Jan 3, 2006, 3:05 PM   #3
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heard a lot bout s4,but dont u think that in the longrun the lens that rotates will give problems???:?
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 3:21 PM   #4
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The pics from the S4 show too much in-camera processing.

Bigger but better IMHO: the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ5 with IS, 12x opt. Zoom. In black it looks like a cam not a toy compared to the S4

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Old Jan 3, 2006, 6:10 PM   #5
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The Kodak P-850 is also worth looking at closely. It is small, very easy to use, and reasonably priced.

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Old Jan 3, 2006, 11:10 PM   #6
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I still have my Casio 8000 5+ years old, thousands of pictures and have never had an issue with the rotating lens.
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Old Jan 3, 2006, 11:56 PM   #7
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I second the FZ5, it's so compact and boost a great I.S. lens.

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Old Jan 4, 2006, 4:33 AM   #8
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I think question is about easily pocketable camera so ultra-zooms are out of question.

That Nikon lacks image stabilization which decreases value of its long tele because it needs daylight level lightning to avoid blurred photos.


Panasonic DMC-LZ2 would be quite small and it has 37 mm - 222 mm (6x) lens.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/spec...nic_dmclz2.asp

Then there would be Ricoh Caplio R3 which has real wideangle... 28 mm - 200 mm (7.1x) lens
http://www.trustedreviews.com/article.aspx?art=2050


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cybershot cam thats small and compact
And tell your Sonyist friend that Cybershot is just Sony's overadvertized/-hyped product line name.
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I think question is about easily pocketable camera so ultra-zooms are out of question.

That Nikon lacks image stabilization which decreases value of its long tele because it needs daylight level lightning to avoid blurred photos.


Panasonic DMC-LZ2 would be quite small and it has 37 mm - 222 mm (6x) lens.
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cybershot cam thats small and compact
And tell your Sonyist friend that Cybershot is just Sony's overadvertized/-hyped product line name.

I have to second the pan LZ2. I passed up the sony 90 it didnt compare. I played with the LZ2 before sending it to my very picky daughter very impressive for the size and she loves it. I now have a FZ-20 which is huge but is certainly worth the bulk but its not for everyone.
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Old Jan 5, 2006, 1:50 PM   #10
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i like the t9 but has only 3x zoom. what bout the n 1 by sony?
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