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User currently offlineLiamksa From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 308 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2296 times:

Gday folks...

I'm in the market for a digital camera which will be used for a combination of aviation photography and social occasions. I believe you guys are the authorities so thought I might ask your opinions.

These are the main requirements...

1. Small and neat (ie: a consistent shape which won't get 'snagged' in pockets etc...)
2. Good quality photos
3. 3 x optical zoom minimum
4. Mid-range price
5. Good battery life
6. Flash must be able to be 'turned off'

My present camera is a C-740 which I thought produced reasonable quality photos but is too big for my current application. I have no particular alliance with Olympus so am open to any other brand. I believe something with an extendable lens is vital in order to keep the size down and let the light in.

Please lay your suggestions on me...

Thanks

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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Try the Canon G9, since your requirement for small size probably excludes a DSLR.

If you have deep pockets, go for the Leica M8.

[Edited 2007-11-18 01:46:50]


Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineIngemarE From Sweden, joined Mar 2005, 285 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

I've got a Casio EX-V7 and I'm really happy with it.
It's got a pretty good (=short) start-up time and you can easily go for full manual control, if you'd like to.
7X optical zoom and 7Mpix. It's easy to handle and fits nicely in just about any pocket!

I don't think the EX-V7 is available any longer though. It has been replaced by the EX-V8, which basically is a 8Mpix with a little over-all improvement.

Not all that expensive either.



In thrust I trust.
User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2234 times:



Quoting Viv (Reply 1):
Try the Canon G9, since your requirement for small size probably excludes a DSLR.

Good suggestion, I'd definitely go for the Powershot series.

Personally, I'd go for something in the "A" series, like this A710:

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...83&modelid=14117#ModelTechSpecsAct

Every one of my 100 photos in the database have been taken with my precious Canon Powershot A610. If you want to see what it can produce, feel free to explore some of my photos.  Smile

http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?pid=29078



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User currently offlineLiamksa From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2177 times:

Thanks for the advice. Please keep it coming...

Any experience out there with Sony Cybershot DSC-W200

Additionally, with reference to the Canon Powershot A720IS shutter speeds, does it mean from 15 seconds (ie: long exposure) to 1/2000 of a second, or 15/2000 second to 1/2000 second?

[Edited 2007-11-18 17:57:16]

User currently offlineDstc47 From Ireland, joined Sep 1999, 1477 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2125 times:

Unless I read the specifications incorrectly, neither of the two A series Canons seem able to shoot RAW images - very useful for any low light situation, in a hangar, indoors etc.

My relatively heavy for pocket use Canon S50 does shoot RAW, this is now replaced by a differing camera ( with a SD card , whereas previously the S series Canons used CF cards),


User currently offlineDeltaAVL From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1893 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2101 times:



Quoting Liamksa (Reply 4):
Additionally, with reference to the Canon Powershot A720IS shutter speeds, does it mean from 15 seconds (ie: long exposure) to 1/2000 of a second, or 15/2000 second to 1/2000 second?

The former. 15 seconds to 1/2000th of a second.

Quoting Liamksa (Reply 4):
Any experience out there with Sony Cybershot DSC-W200

My best friend owned a Sony Cybershot for a year and HATED it. I don't recommend going Sony for cameras.



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User currently offlineViv From Ireland, joined May 2005, 3142 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2059 times:

The Canon G9 can shoot RAW.


Nikon D700, Nikkor 80-400, Fuji X Pro 1, Fujinon 35 f/1.4, Fujinon 18 f/2
User currently offlineIlikeflight From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2043 times:

The new Nikon Coolpix P5100 is a really nice camera in the P&S world


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