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Old Jul 24, 2006, 3:05 AM   #11
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I am leaning towards either the Kodak p880, v570, or Panasonic LX1. I decided against the dSLR as I would like something that is very portable, and since I want a wide angle I am left with these 3 cameras. I'm not sure how the p880 compares to the ist DL in terms of size, so I am going to check it out tomorrow to see.

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Old Jul 24, 2006, 8:17 PM   #12
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The Kodak P-880 is just about the very same size as the Pentax DL DSLR camera. The V-570 is an interesting camera and very portable, but it is not long and strong on quality and low light level shooting.

Here is a sample sunset photo done from our back deck with the Kodak V-570.

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Old Jul 24, 2006, 8:30 PM   #13
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I too would recommend the Kodak P880 although it is a large SLR-like camera. The V570 is a great camera as well, however my problem with it it is the lack of a viewfinder. If you are fine composing with the LCD screen, then the V570 is probably the way to go.
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Old Jul 24, 2006, 9:22 PM   #14
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All DSLRs (AFAIK) can be used as simply as any PnS. They all have a macro mode, a portait mode, landscape, etc... You select an icon, and point and shoot. The advanced, "creative" features are not mandatory to use. They can be experimented with & learned over time.
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Old Jul 24, 2006, 9:31 PM   #15
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Whidbey Island is one of my favorite places.

You are correct in all of your post except on a DSLR it takes a macro lens to get a true macro photo.

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