A&P Thinking of getting a new P&S

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  1. jbatbdc

    jbatbdc New Member

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    Thinking of getting a new P&S v. halp

    Recommendations?

    Canon G10? G9? used G7?

    New Panasonic LX-3?

    Sigma DP1 or just Announced DP2?

    I'm really looking for a camera that can be a replacement for my DSLR. I'm finding that I don't even take it on trips anymore. :wtc:
     
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  2. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i love my g9, got it two weeks ago cant praise it enough
     
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    i need a g9 in my life too..
     
  4. Bloke

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    lx3!
    its got a lot thing going for it.

    i would actually get a minolta TC-1 instead for the same price
     
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    Smeghead New Member

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    Do most of you guys use both SLR and P&S? :eek3:
     
  6. pl_silverado

    pl_silverado OT Supporter

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    I had a G9 in addition to my D90, and i just didn't find myself using it, so i sold it and spent the money on more lenses.
    I did buy a Canon SD1100IS for when i go club/bar hopping ;) The G9 wasn't compact enough for that.
     
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    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    I do. I have a sd850is for when I don't want to lug my DSLR around. Was handy when I went snowboarding. :wiggle:
     
  8. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    I need to get a P&S just for this reason. I took my dslr mountain biking with me on my last ride and I kept forgetting I had it. If I feel it would of been all over
     
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    I have an old HP branded pentax that i take climbing with me. A slr just doesn't clip to a harness well.
     
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    Canon SD870 IS or SD880 IS have lenses that are wider-angle than most other compact P&S.

    I love my 870 for indoor and landscape/snowboarding shots. Will probably upgrade to the 880 soon. It has the new, faster processor.
     
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    percent deluded

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    Are the new canon p&s any good? I had 3 canons from 2-5 mpx and they all took shitty underexposed often out of focus pictures for a short period of time before they broke. One just stopped working, two had their zoom mechanisms freeze and refused to turn on anymore.
     
  12. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

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    let me know if you sell it, I need one.
     
  13. SugarCoatedSour

    SugarCoatedSour Active Member

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    Yeah.

    D70s for heavy-duty shooting and SD1100 IS for everyday stuff.
     
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    1992 240SX New Member

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    I haven't bought a P&S since I got my D-SLR 3 years ago. I guess I don't care to take photos when I'm out (bars and what-not). Other times I usually have my camera around my shoulder anyway.
     
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    i have a point and shoot but it just sits there
     
  16. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    again i love my g9... does video awesome, its compact enough, and with a tiny tripod i take it everywhere. Now i always have a cam on me, where i didnt have the the option of bringing my slr bodies everywhere without discomfort.
     
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    I'm a fan of my G9 for its semi-compactness and ability to shoot RAW. Doesn't fare well above ISO 400, but ya can't have everything. :hsd:
     
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    I'd love to play with a Casio EX-F1 or EX-F20
     
  19. jbatbdc

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    I'm really thinking of having a good P&S for when I travel really lightly. 1 carry on is what I prefer to have. Something like a convertible bag that can be a backpack or a shoulder bag. For this reason I want a smaller camera and a small tripod.

    The G9 really interests me as I can pick up a used one for pretty cheap ($350).

    Any nice lightweight tripods people use for their P&S? I want something that'll extend pretty tall, but still pack away pretty small.
     

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