Thin Digital Cameras - Recommendations?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Wayfarer, Aug 25, 2007.

  1. Wayfarer macrumors 65816

    Wayfarer

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    Hello everyone! :D

    I am looking to buy a new digital camera and "THIN" is my top priority. Recommendations anyone?

    Example: I was thinking about the Sony Cybershot T7. I know it's two years old, but even today it's still credited as Sony's sleekest fully feautured model.

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    (All pics above are the Sony Cybershot T7) - Dimensions: 92 x 60 x 15 mm (3.6 x 2.4 x 0.6 in)

    I find that the form factor on the Sony Cybershot T7 is perfect, but I was wondering if anyone knows of alternatives or comparable cameras out there. Basically I want it to be THIN, take great pictures, and preferably have a movie mode like the amazing T7 pictured above. Any help will be appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. cube macrumors G4

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    I think the thinnest is the Benq X725 (12.5/14.7 mm).

    I am not saying any ultracompact cameras are good.
     
  3. Hopstretch macrumors regular

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  4. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

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    What kinds of pictures will you be taking? Mainly just friends, nights out, vacations, etc.? The ultrathins are fine for some things, but you seem to lose out when you compact things down so thin. The biggest complaint I hear about Sony's ultraslims is the weak flash. Maybe the have corrected the issue, but it wasn't long ago I was hearing about it.
     
  5. netdog macrumors 603

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    Whatever the Lumix equivalent is to the Leica C-Lux2.
     
  6. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Agree this would be a great choice.

    And unlike the Sony, you can use readily available and cheap SD cards.
     
  7. netdog macrumors 603

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    I don't think that the Canon is nearly as thin as this guy wants, is it?
     
  8. Wayfarer thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Hmm... I'll take a look at that.

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    Yeah. Not exactly my idea of thin. :)

    The ultrathins are perfect for me. I don't need an enormous lenses or superior HD quality, as I'll be mainly using the camera to take quick on-the-go pics of my friends and subjects in well-lighted areas. So the "weak" flash isn't a big deal. The compact size is very appealing to me. I like the idea of keeping it comfortably snug in my pocket, right next to my iPod.
     
  9. anti-microsoft macrumors 68000

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    I've just bought a Sony DSC-T20. An excelent camera! 8.1MP, Face detection, long-lasting battery life (320-380 photos battery life), the UI is very easy to use...
     
  10. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Okay, let's put this in perspective.

    The Sony Cybershot T7 is 14.9mm thick, with the lens folded.

    The Canon SD1000 is 19.4mm thick, with the lens folded.

    So the difference is a little less than 5mm. Granted the Canon is thicker but not by that much.
     

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