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04-12-2011, 08:34 AM   #1
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So I fancy a bit of this point and shoot action..

I don't think I've owned a P&S digital for well over 8 years now.. all been DSLRs since then..

I've been browsing the P&S competition threads and I fancy a go at joining in. Thing is, I need a compact P&S to do so! Maybe I could run a bit of a competition of my own

If you were in my position, what would you get to join in the fun. A few rules:

- Digital, not film (I'm not sure I could face going back to a film compact just yet!)
- New or Used, don't mind (in production or out of production)
- Max budget, say, um, 150 to keep it interesting
- Pentax or non-Pentax (but obviously a Pentax would be preferable )

What would you go for then folks?

04-12-2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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I'm a big fan of the old Konica-Minolta Dimage X-series. Why?
- Aluminum casing. It bends and does not break.
- The zoom lens mechanism is internal to the body, which means that you can sit on it (as in pocket it) and it will live on. No external moving (read: fragile parts). Mine is probably 6-7 years old, and has been around the world. And it still works - my 3-yo is currently using it. And she is not gentle with it.
- The lens slider is also the power button - very tough to activate by mistake.
- Very slim - you can carry it in your pocket without impressing anyone ...

Only if it took AA batteries ...

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