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02-28-2009, 03:29 PM   #1
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Which P&S to buy ?

I'm looking to buy a new "good" P&S to my wife since my oldest kid (5 year old) is using her P&S to do shooting with me

I was checking Pentax models M50, E35, E50, E70 and E70L since are the ones I have here available.

Which one of them should I buy and why ?

Or should I buy another brand/model ?

Thanks in advance

(M50 is out since it's not with AA bateries)


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How about the Pentax X70?

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lx3 is everyone's favorite right now, but kinda pricey and hard to find

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QuoteOriginally posted by netuser Quote
I'm looking to buy a new "good" P&S to my wife since my oldest kid (5 year old) is using her P&S to do shooting with me
Have you considered the W60? Apparently, its IQ has approached that of "dry land cameras" in the same size category (much better than my W10 which still is a very useful camera), and every modern family should have at least one underwater camera
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Have you considered the W60? Apparently, its IQ has approached that of "dry land cameras" in the same size category (much better than my W10 which still is a very useful camera), and every modern family should have at least one underwater camera
True, I looked at this model but then prices start rising....
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In seriousness, I bought the Panasonic TZ5 and quite like it.

I wish it had RAW capabilities, but hey...it's my pocket camera, not my main thang.

So far, so good.

Jason

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You can jump down a few threads and see my thread from my decision making back in late December 2008, just like yours of today.
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In seriousness, I bought the Panasonic TZ5 and quite like it.

I wish it had RAW capabilities, but hey...it's my pocket camera, not my main thang.

So far, so good.

Jason

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You can jump down a few threads and see my thread from my decision making back in late December 2008, just like yours of today.
Will do, thanks

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pocket camera.

If you want aa's and a reasonable price with good image quality I would recommend the Fuji e900, good range and amazing printed results (I sold mine to purchase an lx3 but miss it) or a canon 640 or 650 which have the same sensor and lens as the g9 and g10. All are still available new for 150 to 250.
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Not a Pentax, or really a compact...but I've been extremely pleased with my Fujifilm S2000HD. They're reasonably priced, offer great optics, an impressive zoom, and an absolutely unbeatable macro/supermacro shooting mode.

I bought it for a game convention and never regretted my decision. In fact, when the K10D is too bulky, the Fuji is always on me.
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Depends on usage...

Some, like the Canons and Nikons, offer good image quality and a nice set of features, but most get very noisy if photographing in low light or high ASA conditions.

If you want to shoot in low-light or indoors without flash and want a good low-light movie mode, your only real bet in a compact camera is the Fuji F-series (F20, F30, F31fd, F40). These are out of production, but widely available. I think that the F20 and F40 models are especially bargains, since the extra cost for the manual features of the F30 and F31fd don't really buy you much since most compact cameras have limited aperture settings. I own a pair of F20s and an F30. Have a look at the tests on dpreview.com if you're curious.

Full disclosure: I am selling one of my F20's.
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Only notice now this thread is again alive.

Wife already pick a p&s a while back
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I recently bought a Canon Powershot A1000 Is, this being my first P & S camera.
I assure you with 10 MP and so many extras I am more than pleased with it.
I know its not a Pentax but I felt that this suited my purpose, was a good price, so I went for it.

I bought it to have in my pocket rather than carry the K10d everytime, or miss shots for not having a camera at all.
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You gotta choose what features you want or prioritize

Full manual control > LX3, G10
Waterproof/ruggedness > W60, Oly
Quick automatic shooting > lots of choices there
Superzoom
Compactness

I for one have the LX3 and it's just been fantastic. I take it almost everywhere, so much that I haven't been using my Pentax DSLR gear much anymore. I can shoot anywhere without the hassle of security guards bugging me, or anyone feeling conscious or noticing with it's silent shutter, and can take videos too.

The 24mm (35mm equiv) plus f/2 lens is just fantastic.
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If I HAD to go with a P&S for whatever reason I'd pick the Sigma DP1. Or is the DP2 out already?
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