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Old Feb 15, 2006, 2:21 AM   #1
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Hello, I am looking for advise on what "compact" camera to get. I want something that is pocketable, has a minimum of 4MP, uses SD cards,can take decent photos in low light (>200 iso), and has zoom/focus during movie mode. Image stabilization would be another plus.

Some of the products I was checking out include:
Panasonic z8 - has IS and SD card, but it doesnt do zoom during video.
Kodak V530 - 5MP, SD card, video zoom, but no IS
Minolta DiMage X1 - sd card, IS, zoom during movie, but only goes to 200 ISO

Sony, Olympus,and Canon models do not use SD cards so they are not being considered.

Do they even make a compact camera that does what I am looking for?

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Canon does use SD
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Old Feb 15, 2006, 3:36 AM   #3
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Panasonic DMC-TZ1...compact...6 MP...SD/MMC compatible...ISO 800 (limited ISO 1600)...zoom during video recording (16:9)...IS...Available April - worth the wait?

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Old Feb 15, 2006, 12:28 PM   #4
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I saw that cam at http://www.dcresource.com/

it may be compact, but doesnt appear small enough for pocket.

Perhaps I am looking for "ultra compact"??

So far I am leaning toward the Kodak V530 or V550.
It just lacks IS, thats all.

I am going to recheck the other canon models, but I believe none of them have IS.

thanks!
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Check out the Pentax WPi - it's very tiny, 6MP, and WATERPROOF.

I've just begun to notice dust inside My Minolta Xi and am thinking of going to the WPi - if water can't get in, dust should not, either!

Not sure about all your movie needs - I hardly ever use that, but check it out! -Erik
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vwmom wrote:
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Canon now uses SD cards where they used to use Compact Flash
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Old Feb 17, 2006, 2:39 PM   #7
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Check out the Pentax WPi - it's very tiny, 6MP, and WATERPROOF.

I've just begun to notice dust inside My Minolta Xi and am thinking of going to the WPi - if water can't get in, dust should not, either!

Not sure about all your movie needs - I hardly ever use that, but check it out! -Erik
very slick cam!!
the underwater feature is nice, but I wouldnt really take advantage of it

no Image Stabilization :roll:

still unknown ifit has zoom/focus during video

but all in all looks like a good cam
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This camera was just announced, but what about the panosonic Lumix DMC-FX01? It's small, has image stablization, can go up to ISO 1600, has 28mm wide angle, 2816 x 2112 resolution, and 3.6 optical zoom, all for $350 USD. Uses SD cards, too. Sounds like it could be worth the wait.



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where could i find info on that panny cam? sounds great!
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where could i find info on that panny cam? sounds great!
http://www.dpreview.com/news/0602/06...asonicfx01.asp
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