point & shoot ?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by DELINDA, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. DELINDA macrumors regular

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    As much as I would like to own a DSLR the cost / weight of the extras is all to much . I did it once and need to go light . So what in your opinion is the better p&s . Please give your reasons . I do understand that what you shoot has a big say in choosing . There is so much to pick from , so what is it you look for . Thanks
     
  2. thomahawk macrumors 6502a

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    PnS?
    well the Canon S1100 is a great one as well as the Sony Cybershot W170

    but if you want bigger BIGGER ones then look at the more advanced PnS cameras. i dont know any good models because i dont research them as much.

    i suggest go to best buy and hit PnS then advanced PnS to see what i mean in advanced PnS cameras. they look similar to a DSLR and act somewhat similar to them.
     
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  4. DELINDA thread starter macrumors regular

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    canon g10

    Is there any truth to the review that said cs3 can not read the G 10 in raw . It is now a choice between Lumix tz5 and canon G10 . Both take good pic's , the G10 has raw & manual controls , Tz5 has 10x' zoom . Both are good in low light . The only problem is this cs 3 thing . I want to work with my pic's using ps cs3 . Any thoughts ? Thanks
     
  5. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I like the Canons. I have a Canon SD1000 and it's pretty good.
     
  6. James L macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of the stores still have the Canon G9, discounted because of the recent intro of the G10.

    Personally, I think the G9 is a better camera, and there's some great deals on it right now.
     
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    I had this one and it took great pictures then bought the SD1100 and returned it and looking for a SD1000 again.
     
  8. DELINDA thread starter macrumors regular

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    P & S thanks

    This forum has been a great help . Not knowing a lot about cameras and having your input has been good . Experience is a great teacher , and this is the place to get all that . Thanks .
     
  9. Bodine macrumors member

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    Here is another vote for Canon point and shoot cameras. I have the PowerShot SD800 IS. I like it because it is small, easy to use and the picture quality is very good.
     
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    I purchased a Nikon P50 for my wife a few weeks back for $99 on sale at Circuit City...early Christmas present. She just loves it. Big enough for her to hold on to but small enough for her purse.
     
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  13. bking1000 macrumors 6502a

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    This is a little confusing, as the TZ5 and G10 are not really comparable.

    Are you familiar with what RAW is, as opposed to jpg? I am not sure if CS3 can read G10 raw or not, but the G10 can shoot jpg as well as RAW. The TZ5 can only shoot jpg -- there is no RAW option. So, if you are comparing jpg-only, then CS3's limitation on G10 RAW (if real) is moot. CS3 can read jpg from either camera. If you do want to shoot RAW, then the TZ5 is completely out because it can't shoot RAW.

    The RAW vs. JPG thing aside, you are still comparing apples to oranges.

    The TZ5 is a true easy-point-and-shoot that packs a great zoom range in a tiny package. BUT it has less control over aperture and shutter speed than the G10, has no optical viewfinder, and the G10's picture quality is better -- especially at ISO200 and below.

    If you compare the LX3 (or D-Lux 4) vs. G10, those are more comparable, as they both give you full control and RAW shooting capabilities, with similar image quality, but the zoom ranges are vastly different, and again only the G10 has an optical viewfinder.

    If you can comment on WHAT you want to do with the camera and how much you want to spend, you'd get better feedback. I thin k you wouldn't do too bad with the G10 if you are looking for an all-around camera (or a used G9, for that matter), but it will really depend on what you need, and a G10 could be overkill if you don't need all it's features.
     
  14. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    Just purchased the Canon G10 to complement my (exceptionally heavy) Canon D1s kit. Great little camera and has an optical viewfinder. Purchased the Leica D-Lux 3 some time ago but could never get used to composing/focussing etc by staring at the LCD screen at arms length!
     
  15. DELINDA thread starter macrumors regular

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    G 10

    I now own a G 10 , it is a Christmas present from the wife . My choose of cameras is done . Mac just sent out an update for raw , it now supports raw for the G 10 . Also , believe it or not the G 9 , if you can find one here in Ontario was only $10 cheaper . Merry Christmas all and thanks
     
  16. netdog macrumors 603

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    Didn't go for the M8, eh?

    While I love my D-Lux3 as a point and shoot, the G10 is a fine instrument and tool. Congrats.
     

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