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HELP! Buying new camera

by Ariessa Cahyadi / April 8, 2010 4:32 AM PDT

Hi everyone!
I need suggestion on what compact digicam that I should buy with the requirements as follows:

1. great at taking texture's detail of any kind whether it's food or flowers, because I am using it for my animation texture.

2. preferably good at taking a landscape picture (equipped with wide angled lens)

3. preferably waterproof because I will be using it for a lot of traveling.

4. good images result with good contrast and saturation.

I'm an amateur at photography so do forgive me if I am asking for an impossible digicam =P

Right now I am setting my eyes on Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3, FZ28, and TS1.
But I am really really open up to any suggestions, and please tell me the pros and cons of your suggestions.


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Buying new camera
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 10, 2010 1:27 AM PDT

I have read your message several times and I don't understand what you are looking for.

The three cameras you listed have little in common.

LX3 is aimed at people who want better low light performance, and very little optical zoom.
FZ28 is aimed at people who want a lot of optical zoom.
TS1 is aimed at underwater usage.
...The TS1 does not have great picture quality:


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dude i need the fastest
by jparagone / April 20, 2010 8:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Buying new camera

which is the fastest point and shoot with good pictures. i have had sony and several fuji's
I need something that is going to capture my kid at the right moment. because it takes less than a second for them to move and miss the shot.

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 20, 2010 9:17 AM PDT

If you are outdoors during daylight hours, the only thing you need is a camera with a very little shutter lag.
Something like the Sony TX1 or Canon SD780IS or SD940IS

If you are indoors and shooting with flash, same as above.
Except that you will have to wait several seconds between shots for the flash capacitor to recharge.

If you are indoors and shooting without flash ... there are many problems.
The Canon S90 would be the best choice.

If you do not find the S90 satisfactory you have no more choices with point and shoot cameras.


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by jparagone / April 23, 2010 7:09 AM PDT
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The s90 would most likely be the fastest and best product but a bit pricey. would you say the Canon's are the best for speed and quality. i just dont want to see anymore blurs when my kids move a little.

I was also lookin gat the Canon SD 1400 and A 3100 are those better or worse than the 780is and 940is??

The TX1 is interesting but i see some review on best buy that say its not that great movement...

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Not Fast enough
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 23, 2010 9:31 AM PDT
In reply to: Fast

The cameras you mentioned are all about equal for speed and quality.
None of them are suitable for your purpose.


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Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38
by TheGermanGirl / April 12, 2010 6:40 PM PDT

Hi there!
I do have a Panasonic Lumix DMC myself and I love it! It is compact and the pictures are great. However, mine does not have a wide angled lens, which is a disadvantage sometimes. So why not go for the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ38? According to the description, it should perfectly meet your needs. On the other hand, it is quite big, so it might not be that handy for travelling.

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by Ariessa Cahyadi / April 14, 2010 2:57 AM PDT

Hi all,

thanks for both of ur reply, it really help me to choose which the best camera to go.


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by lonicera75 / April 15, 2010 6:55 AM PDT
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I am also looking for a similar digital camera but I'm somehow more interested in Olympus.. any suggestions?

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I like Nikon d5000 very much!
by millermil121 / April 15, 2010 3:43 PM PDT
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How about Nikon d5000? i like this one very much, Nikon is a good camera brand. How about you?

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