A&P The best point and shoot around these days?

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  1. Bennybenguin

    Bennybenguin Active Member

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    My two main requirements are to have as large of a zoom as possible and as little of a shutter lag as possible.

    Any advice would be much appreciated. I haven't bought a camera in years.

    Thanks.
     
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    f/2.8L New Member

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    If you want the latest and greatest, I'd say the Canon G10. If you don't need the most current, then go with the G9.

    Also, Optical Zoom is > Digital Zoom, so keep that in mind when you're looking.
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Yeah, I meant optical.
     
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    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

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    What he said.
     
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    The G10 and G9 are great cameras, but they're not the longest zooms out there. You might also consider the Canon S5 IS if you're looking for a "superzoom" camera. My local Target was clearing them out recently for $175, which is an insane price for that camera.
     
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    G9, G10...if you want something compact one of the higher end SDs are the way to go.
     
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    G10, Panasonic LX-3
     
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    I agree, I think the best is a toss up between those two.

    I wasn't satisfied with either so I got a Rebel XTi and Sigma 30 1.4
     
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    id get the Lx3 seems like a better package
     
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    pl_silverado OT Supporter

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    Canon G9/G10

    I sold my G9 a month ago. Wasn't getting any use once i picked up a DSLR.
     
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    The G9/10 are great but don't offer much zoom.

    Look into the SX10IS. It's focal range is 35mm film equivalent: 28-560mm.

    I'm looking into a P&S and the SX10IS is too bulky but the SX100/110IS offer great zoom (35mm film equivalent 36-360mm) in a more compact camera but I'd like something wider.
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    holy shit :eek3:
     
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    And its super sharp across the whole range. :nono:
     
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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    but still, that's pretty ridiculous isn't it?

    Its not like there are any 28-560 lenses for SLRs that are that size.

    the pictures must really look like shit
     
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    :eek3: This is true, but it's most likely due to the crop factor. Multipliers make things exponentially larger. :o

    I could shoot some mad candid stuff at nude beaches with that bitch tho. :mamoru:
     

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