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Compact camera for both HD video and HDR play...

Have a Canon sx10 is currently. I am looking for something more portable when I don't want to lug the larger camera around. I would like:

10x zoom or more
720p or greater video - zoom while videoing as well
Either raw output or some sort of auto bracketing feature. I want the 3 exposures on each end to Dump into Photomatix for playing around with HDR.

Something like the Canon sx210 IS is perfect.....except no AEB or Raw file output.

any suggestions?

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No such camera exists. Once you ask for RAW output, that cuts the list to a handful. Then asking for 10x zoom cuts the list to zero.

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Either RAW output, or AEB. I'm not picky which one really.

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That does look nice for the $$$. I guess I can forgo the zoom while filming video. I just would like to know if you can access the 3 exposure shots manually or does the camera toss them after using the HDR feature.

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Your criteria are high. There may be some cameras that "can" do what you would like; the question is how well can they perform, and then as usual, at what price. DPReview (link below) did a SuperZoom test in July 2010 (9 cameras). Since you already have a Canon SX10IS, you may want to look at some of these reviews (options). 4 of them are capabale of RAW.Some of the cameras have already been superseded by newer models, you might check them out as well.

I tried out a Nikon P100 and was disappointed in several ways by its performance, but one never knows, it may be perfect for another shooter. BTW: The P100 does NOT support RAW Sad

Happy hunting.

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