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Advice required on Compact Travel Zoom

by Bencilal / January 15, 2012 5:15 PM PST

Hi All,

I am a beginner in digital camera world and I want to buy a compact travel zoom digital camera.

From the basic search I finalized my requirements as below :

1) Compact Camera ( should be able to carry in pocket )
2) Optical Zoom above 10x.
3) Full HD video support should be there.
4) Manual control.
5) Budget <= 335$.
6) Shot to Shot speed should be good.
7)Image Stabilization should be Optical with CMOS sensor preferably.

Models under consideration :
1)Sony DSC-HX9v.
2)Canon Powershot SX220 HS.
3)Canon Powershot SX230 HS.
4)Nikon Coolpix S9100 .( eliminated bcoz of freezing issues reported by many users)
5)Nikon Coolpix S8200.

Sony DSC-HX9v is not available in stores as of now.
Can you please help me to choose one ?

Please expand the list with your suggestions.
Thanks in advance for your valuable suggestions.

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by PistonCupChampion / January 15, 2012 11:56 PM PST

Personally speaking, I would wait for the Sony. But they are all very close, with slightly different characteristics. The Canon has more manual control; in addition to full manual, it also has aperture and shutter speed priority modes, which the Sony and Nikons lack. The 220 is identical to the 230 save for the GPS.

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Re:Advice required on Compact Travel Zoom
by Bencilal / January 16, 2012 11:35 AM PST
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Hi ,

I got a information that Sony HX9v will be back in stores by Feb-2012.So I am planning to wait patiently for one more month.
It will be a great help if somebody can confirm this news.

Thanks in advance for the reply.

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