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Which compact digital with hi resolution and zoom

by flowerpaw / November 29, 2009 5:17 AM PST

I have a Canon powershot pro which takes great photos but is slow and bulky. I want a point and shoot with excellent capabilities for hi res photos, good macro and good zoom with video option and preferably a viewfinder in addition to the lcd screen but that is not a deal breaker. I am not shopping according to price, just quality of photos and ease of use. I am tired of hauling around the canon but I LOVE TAKING PICTURES. Please advise.

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PowerShot Pro
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 29, 2009 7:06 AM PST

If you have been using a PowerShot Pro for all these years, you may be disappointed in any of the new small cameras.

They have all downsized the CCD sensors and lenses.
That has introduced way too much noise into any low light pictures.

Just recently Canon has introduced two new cameras that you might find acceptable. But the CCD sensor size is still smaller than what the Pro uses.

Here is a comparison of specifications:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=canon_g11%2Ccanon_s90%2Ccanon_pro1&show=all

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Want higher zoom
by flowerpaw / November 29, 2009 8:56 AM PST
In reply to: PowerShot Pro

Thanks for the help. the cameras have potential with the one disappointment being the low zoom specs...

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Higher Zoom
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 29, 2009 1:00 PM PST
In reply to: Want higher zoom
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Return policies
by flowerpaw / November 29, 2009 9:16 PM PST
In reply to: Higher Zoom

thanks so much. looks like the panasonic wins..Panasonic ZS1 and ZS3.

do u know which retailers, online or otherwise, have good return policies? i like to have the return option once i have tried a camera. costco is great for this but i doubt they carry this camera.

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walmart
by chickenorfish / December 2, 2009 3:04 PM PST
In reply to: Return policies

if you buy online, walmart has no restocking fee

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