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Old Apr 1, 2006, 7:25 PM   #1
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OK, its time for a new camera, my Fuji Finepix won't read the memory card anymore, and my Realtor wife needs me to take wide angle pictures of the interiors of homes, and oh by the way, a lot of my pictures come out blurred, so I'm thinking that I'm a prime candidate for Image stabilization. Other than low resolution home pictures, we will use the camera for vacations, Prom pics etc. If the Sony P200, (7.1 meg), had Image stabilization, I would buy it, then purchase the wide angle and telephoto snap-on lenses for $80. Reading the review and specs, it sounds so appealing that it can be ready to take the next picture in less than a second! Any suggestions under $500? Thanks
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Old Apr 1, 2006, 8:09 PM   #2
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Well, the Kodak P-880 with its 24mm wide angle, along with the Nikon 8400, alsowith a nice 24mm Nikkor ED lens is also a consideration, as is a good tripod.

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Old Apr 2, 2006, 10:44 PM   #3
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Two nice choices... THANKS MT! The Kodak is looking good in he sub $500 category.
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You can even find the Nikon 8400 for about $500 on E-Bay.

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Old Apr 13, 2006, 8:21 PM   #5
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How come no one has mentioned the Panasonic LX-1? 28 mm wide(ish) angle, 8.4 gig, and under $450.00?
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Yes, the LX-1 is a weakeroption. Here is are a few reviews of the LX-1:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_reviews/lx1.html

This review faulted image quality and noise:

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/pa...ew/index.shtml

This review also faulted noise and image quality:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/panasoniclx1/

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Old Apr 14, 2006, 2:26 AM   #7
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calzapper wrote:
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How come no one has mentioned the Panasonic LX-1?* 28 mm wide(ish) angle, 8.4 gig, and under $450.00?
Actually it's 28mm only in horizontal direction, "vertically" it's just 34mm.


Also what kind that vacation photography would be?
Lens converters just aren't convenient for normal use.
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