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  • #1498
    Choc-Ful-A
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    A friend at work posted this on an internal e-mail distribution and I thought I’d forward it here to solicit opinions from people that use their equipment actively. I’ll pass along any comments I receive.

    I have an old (2 ? years) point-and-shoot Canon Powershot camera that I’m looking to upgrade. I’d like at least 8 megapixel, 6x optical zoom, and good close-up (one foot away+) shots. My current camera doesn’t meet any of those criteria. I want to spend less than $500 if possible.

    #20172
    soosh
    Participant

    I think this Panasonic Lumix will do all of that for $150.

    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-TZ4K-Digital-Optical-Stabilized/dp/B0011Z6D86/

    Jesus. I may have to get myself one of those.

    #20173
    Elsinore
    Keymaster

    If he wants to stay with Canon, the A720 is a nice upgrade in the Powershot line:
    http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-A720IS-Digital-Stabilized/dp/B000V1VG2E/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1229472843&sr=8-1

    or the Canon SX10IS which has a 20x lens and flip around screen (handy for all sorts of reasons):

    #20174
    Choc-Ful-A
    Participant

    Wow, I didn’t know you could get those sorts of features/performance for those prices.

    Thanks!

    #20175
    SilverStag
    Participant

    Under 500? Have him look at a D40.

    #20176
    soosh
    Participant

    that kind of takes the whole point & shoot out of the equation.

    #20177
    Killerclaw
    Participant

    Wow, I didn’t know you could get those sorts of features/performance for those prices.

    Thanks!

    Depends on what you consider “Performance” P&S sensors piss me off.

    #20178
    orionid
    Participant

    Under 500? Have him look at a D40.

    The whole point and shoot thing aside, for under $500 a d40 is a good deal. Although, pesonally, I would try to find a store with lower turnaround with d50’s still in stock. The thumbwheel and back-compatibility with original AF and G series lenses make it tenfold better than the 40 for similar price.

    But yeah, as far as P&S…. that Lumix looks pretty sweet.

    /I heart my d50

    #20179
    SilverStag
    Participant

    /I heart my d50

    Me too 🙂

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