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Best Camera for me?

I already have a DSLR & need something smaller to carry around.

My needs:

Compact (smaller than DSLR)

FAST - very little lag time

QUALITY photos.

Under $500 prefer

I want this for kids & babies & pets and vacation and daytime and nighttime & pocket/purse convenience.

I've considered the Panasonic LX5, new (Nikon?)8000?, Canon S95 but am open to anything that will meet my needs.

THANKS for your help - it's sincerely appreciated!

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The Panasonic LX5 and Canon S95 are good choices.

If you are thinking of the Nikon S8000, you will probably tire of it quickly.
It does not have manual controls and has 14.2 megapixels.
14.2 megapixels produce too much noise, due to crowding too many pixels on a small sensor assembly.
The S8100 will likely be a better choice, but still no manual controls.


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Thanks, Snapshot2

HI-THANKS very much. I understand your thoughts about the Nikon - thanks for sharing them.

So of the LX5 or S95, which one is faster? (Assuming photo quality is very close to equal.)

Or should I wait for the LX7??? THANKS again so much!

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I have not seen any reviews that give the shutter lag times for either but based on last years models for those cameras the Canon is the best choice for less lag time.

The next model for the LX5 is at least a year away.


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Hi-THANKS VERY much for all of your help - I sincerely appreciate your time / knowledge!

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