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12-19-2007, 06:05 PM   #91
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When I'm on the water, an OptioWP lives on a lanyard around my neck and tucked into my shirt pocket. Often I have it when I also have my K10d with me.

12-19-2007, 06:07 PM   #92
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hehe, i wish, I carry the Pentax with me 1/2 the time... I'm scared it will get stolen...LOL then that would make my second one pinched...
12-20-2007, 12:07 AM   #93
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My backup is a Canon Powershot S60. 5MP, full manual or automatic controls, RAW, 28mm-100mm (35mm equivalent). It has never failed me.

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12-20-2007, 02:00 PM   #94
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Panasonic Lumix TZ3. Nice compact camera with Leica 28-280 lens and 3 aspect ratio. Alas, there is no manual setting, and it got lousy JPEG compression that killed most details when you're pixel peeping. It's okay for daylight use and 4x6 prints.

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12-20-2007, 03:27 PM   #95
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Panasonic TZ3. I really wanted something with a 28mm equivalent fov at the wide end, and the 280mm equivalent tele end makes it really flexible. I wish it had more manual control sometimes, but I bought it for the lens and took the camera that was attached. Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of options in wide angle zoom p&s cameras.
12-26-2007, 05:43 PM   #96

My first Love the Fuji F30

After having the F30 you have to move up to a DSLR. You can never go back to a regular P&S again. The usable ISO 800 is impressive and 1600 in a pinch.
So I have the F30 as my pocket cam. If I am going some where I need the long zoom but it is not the right conditions for my K100d.... then I take my Sony H2 and a 1.7 tele for 730mm of reach.

Those three cameras are the Trifecta... all I will ever need

Well at least until the new KXXX comes out.


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12-27-2007, 10:53 AM   #97
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backup p & s

my backup is fuji s5200
12-27-2007, 03:41 PM   #98
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fuji s7000
hopefully this will change soon to the DS.

12-27-2007, 05:04 PM   #99
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The Optio A30 is my P&S camera. It's not really a backup camera. I have two DSLRs (K10D and istDs) because I work as a photographer for newspapers (sports f. e.).
01-02-2008, 06:24 PM   #100
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Backup P&S

My current P&S is a Panasonicc DMC F7 (6mp). Love this camera and will not part with it, takes great pictures.

Prior P&S was a Konica-Minolta (4mp) prior to being bought out by Sony. I would have been happy with this one too but I lost it.

My current DSLR Pentax is a K10D, still learning.

All three of these have two things in common that are important to me:
1- Big enough to hold onto. Don't care for the pocket size P&S cameras. I need to be able to wrap my right hand around the camera.
2- Anti shake in the camera.
01-02-2008, 07:24 PM   #101
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back up p&s

by seniority



istd L actually my daughter used this (its kinda like training wheels for her)

optio w30


nikon 2000


for some reason i cant give up that nikon film camera or the k1000 both are at least 25 years old and have never gave me a bit of trouble
01-03-2008, 08:48 AM   #102
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I've always used Pentax SLR's but the K10D is my first DSLR and first Pentax digital. Immediately prior to purchasing it I was using a Panasonic DMC-FZ50. This is a phenomenal camera. It is (can be) fully manual, has a great lens with long zoom and image stabilisation. The only problem with it is extreme noise above ISO200 but not much of a problem for what I do. When I got the K10D I gave the Pannie to my son, who had been using my K1000 for his photo class at school and an old Fuji 3100 for personal use. But I wanted a P&S, mainly for concerts, so I opted for the Canon G9. The verdict is still out on this camera as both it and the K10D are only a week old.
01-03-2008, 07:16 PM   #103
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It would be awesome if Pentax made a teeny little SLR that would fit in a large pocket with one of the pancake lenses attached. oh and a carbon fibre body, 14MP and all the K10D's features please!
01-04-2008, 09:46 AM   #104
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Main camera -- Pentax K10D
Backup camera -- Panasonic Lumix FZ20
Fishing trip camera -- Pentax Optio w30 waterproof
Tiny camera that's always with me -- Sony DSC-U30
Cheers, interesting poll!
01-04-2008, 10:43 PM   #105
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A 5year old Canon A70.
My family has taken it overseas 3 times and come back with excellent trip photos, inside cathedrals, outside in the rain, at night all without any knowledge of photography, couldn't ask for any more.

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