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xmas ideas

by hamblda / November 8, 2010 8:29 AM PST

Dear Snapshot/others:
All cameras from last year are excellent but as I try to figure out this year I thought I could research myself and it would be easy. Daughter always admired sisters canon TSi but never wanted that size camera, so I figured maybe I would look for great picture quality,fast shooting, a small zoom camera. I could not find one that had fast shot to shot, low light, zoom. My budget is not high and she did not like large, any ideas. My youngest daughter got the sony TS1 and she loved it, my middle daughter coveted it whenever she put her Canon down, any camera have the features of that small camera besides the new SonyTS5. Thanks for all the years of help, one daughter in Digital Photography/Art in college and 1 in Graphic Arts.hamblda

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new camera
by hamblda / November 15, 2010 10:45 AM PST
In reply to: xmas ideas

Has anyone tried out the Sd4500? It seems to have a lot of good features.

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hard one
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / November 15, 2010 12:14 PM PST
In reply to: xmas ideas

From very reputable site) it seems the SD4500 might be the camera you're looking for. It does seem Canon cut some corners on the glass but what can you expect out of a superzoom compact that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. To get better glass and image quality you'd pay more and get much less zoom. It's all about compromises with cameras.

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now where do I go
by hamblda / November 16, 2010 6:08 AM PST
In reply to: hard one

after posting asking about sd4500 found a whole bunch of negative comments including slow, I then found a bunch of good comments on hx5v sony, but someone else suggested S95 which was my first choice at first but the burst rate, sweep panorama and some of the other features pushed me now to Sony, the S95 is only 4x, really trying to get fast shot to shot, good quality pictures, newer features,soom zoom, good for low light, now not sure,any opinions?

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depends on what's more important
by kalel33-20416052469708587370302374692233 / November 16, 2010 9:46 AM PST
In reply to: now where do I go

If image quality and low light ability are extremely important then choose the S95. If the other features are more important then look at the Sony.

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Split the difference
by PistonCupChampion / November 16, 2010 11:35 AM PST
In reply to: now where do I go

Perhaps you might be interested in the Sony WX1 of WX5. It has the interesting features of the HX5, but has a lens closer in brightness to the S95. The WX1/5 has an f/2.4 lens. It's a half stop smaller than the S95, but a full stop brighter than the HX5.

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by hamblda / November 18, 2010 9:50 AM PST
In reply to: Split the difference

is this a new camera or the wx1 of last fall 2009 or the wx5?, would she be missing something by buying an older camera,does the s95 have fast shot to shot? Won't help in low light if can't shoot fast for show choir pictures, hockey indoors, football outdoors, not sure

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Sony WX cameras
by PistonCupChampion / November 18, 2010 3:09 PM PST
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The WX5 is the replacement for the WX1. The newer camera has more pixels, which is not important, and a sharper LCD, which is a minor advantage. The Sonys are a touch faster in shutter lag than the Canon, and can shoot a burst of shots at 10 frames per second.

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any opinion
by hamblda / November 21, 2010 2:24 AM PST
In reply to: Sony WX cameras

was at Nwestern/illinois football game at wrigley yesterday and from 30 rows out daughter using her sd1200 with good results but she said zoom would be nice but not size and weight, saw for first time nikom L110 any one have an opinion on this camera, reviews were mixed on low light and speed, some got good pictures by using settings? still like sonyhx5v but not sure, would nikon not be good for the indoor hockey showchoir pics, thanks

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