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which digital camera???

by swtanime / January 30, 2006 1:55 PM PST

Hi!

I'm having a lot of trouble deciding which digital camera to get. I've been reading about them for months and now I am currently debating between the new Sony Cybershot DSC-T9, the Panasonic Lumix FX-9 and the Canon Powershot SD500. Which do you think is the better camera?

I guess what I'd like to have is a camera that produces great image quality (even in tricky lighting like dim lights in restaurants). Red-eye is typical from all ultra compact cameras, but I'd like to have one that isn't as frequent. I'd like one that doesn't have a long shutter lag as well.

Any suggestions and comments would be great. Thanks!

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Digital Camera
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 31, 2006 12:06 AM PST

The Sony T9 is just now available in some stores.

The sony advertisements make it sound like the camera of the future.

I would wait until you see a few reviews of this camera. Their claims of low light performance seem exagerated since the camera has a maximum ISO setting of 640.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Sony/sony_dsct9.asp

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For "tricky lighting like dim lights in resuaurants" acutally rules out any camera (under $999) unless you are willing to use a tripod to support the camera.

So far, the best small camera performer in dim light is the Fujifilm F10, F11, and Z2.

Olympus has announced some low-light small cameras that will be available in March and April. The Stylus 720SW and the Stylus 810.

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I found a review of the T9
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / January 31, 2006 5:02 AM PST
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thanks!
by swtanime / February 4, 2006 7:27 AM PST

Thanks for your opinion and the link!

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My suggestion
by Stala / January 31, 2006 1:34 AM PST

I purchased the Casio Exilim EX-Z750. The shutter lag is non existant and it takes great photos in low light. The camera offers thirty scene selections in the photo mode and six in video mode, all of which are useful in real life. If you are a beginner, there is help in the camera as to the best choice of scene to use for a particular photo. It's also small enough to fit in your shirt pocket. I would recommand that you have a look at it before you decide to go with the others on your list.

I think that the T-9 might also be a good camera, just from looking at the specs, but that doesn't always tell the whole story.

Good Luck.

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