Which P&S to buy?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by serpent, Aug 24, 2006.

  1. serpent macrumors member

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  2. macdaddy121 macrumors 6502a

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    Before opening the thread....but after reading the title.....I was going to recommend the new Samsungs.....both of these cameras look great and I don't see how you could go wrong with either.
     
  3. ksz macrumors 68000

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    If wideangle is important to you in a P&S then none of these models qualifies. Your kit lens on the D70s is a wideangle (18mm = ~28mm equivalent on full frame). If wideangle isn't important, then is a wide zoom range important? If so, the NV7 should be considered for its 7x optical zoom or the Canon A710IS for its 6x zoom. If both zoom range and wideangle are important, I'd look into the Ricoh R5. If megapixels are most important, the Canon A640 is the winner with 10MP.

    It all comes down to requirements. If you don't have any specific requirements, almost anything is fine...and you'll be shopping mostly for design and price.
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Most of the camera companies have introduced new point and shoot cameras this week. I would suggest sticking with one of them rather than going with an electronics company that makes digital cameras on the side.
     
  5. ksz macrumors 68000

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    Which of the camera companies is not also an electronics manufacturer? If you're referring to Samsung, consider Sony. Is Sony an electronics company or a camera company?
     
  6. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    Nikon, Canon, Olympus, Ricoh, and Pentax are all camera companies primarily.

    Samsung, Sony, Casio, and Panasonic are primarily electronics companies.

    Electronics companies have the ability to make adequate cameras but it takes a camera company to make an exceptional camera.
     
  7. beavo451 macrumors 6502

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    I would venture to say that those cameras are primarily optical companies as many of their products deal with images and lenses.
     

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