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01-16-2010, 03:46 PM #1
P&S Camera recommendation
Dear Camera Gurus
As some of you might know, I plan to be in KL for the TC/UC in May. I won't be bringing my DSLR so I need to buy a serviceable P&S camera for the trip. Portability makes the most sense.
I will use the camera for general purposes during my stay in Malaysia; taking good action badminton shots is not necessarily a priority. I'll be happy to get a few pics of players taken with me; I'm leaving the actual badminton shots to the pros.
Therefore I would like a good, robust, all-purpose camera. One caveat–waterproof casing is a must.
Price range? I don't really know. All recommendations are welcome.
01-16-2010, 04:23 PM #2
..guess what, i am also in the same boat as you..
Right now, if i were you, i'm looking at a P&S camera which has an HD recording capability (planning to shoot a few videos as well).
There are a few out there that i'm interested at, esp. the superzoom ones. I know they run from abt $299 up to over $400 (before the memory card(s) and extra battery)
maybe you can help me out too??..
kwun, which one would you consider??..is Kodak any good??..
Last edited by ctjcad; 01-16-2010 at 04:27 PM.
01-16-2010, 04:26 PM #3
Yeah, HD video capability would be nice too
01-16-2010, 07:47 PM #4
01-17-2010, 12:23 AM #5
D10 is very good underwater. However, outside other cameras can be better (but those cannot go underwater!)
01-17-2010, 12:41 AM #6
Looks like a choice between the D-10 and Lumix TS1
Taking out the waterproof portion, which would you (or anyone) say is the better overall camera?
Like I said, my use of the camera in water constitutes only a part of the holiday. It still needs to perform well under normal conditions.
01-17-2010, 12:42 AM #7
01-17-2010, 01:18 AM #8
It's decision time already??..
Looking at both, for me, it's simple:
If you want a camera with "faster" & "better" lens & performance in low light situation, but no HD feature and narrower/shorter lens coverage, go for the Canon D10.
If you want a camera with HD feature and wider/longer lens coverage, but "slower" lens, go with the Panny Lumix.
Last advice: Please, please, please, keep an eye & don't lose your camera during your trip (like i foolishly did in Beijing)
01-17-2010, 01:28 AM #9
01-17-2010, 01:37 AM #10
..i'm getting confused myself...can't make up my mind..
I know he likes & would recommend the G10 & G11....but neither has HD feature..
Personally, I'm focusing on these 3 features:
- HD capability
- Superzoom lens (willing to give up a faster lens); but what can we do anyway with a P&S camera..
- RAW capability
01-17-2010, 01:40 AM #11
I guess both our requirements are different
01-17-2010, 01:43 AM #12
..too bad there is no 1 fits all P&S camera..
01-21-2010, 08:24 AM #13
Can't go wrong with either Canon G11 or Lumix LX-3, especially if you plan to take them underwater. Both are about the same price. Note most waterproof cameras are rated only around 3m or 10', which is only good for snorkeling. Underwater casings however are rated usually 30m or more. That should be good enough to serve any recreational diving purpose.
I am currently using a Canon G10 for underwater shooting. Would have gotten Lumix LX-3 if panasonic had come out with a housing for it sooner. Now I think they do.
Good luck shopping.
01-21-2010, 11:57 AM #14
01-21-2010, 12:18 PM #15
P & S Camera
If you forget the under water part, you can check out this link to see if it fits your use :http://www.steves-digicams.com/camer...is-review.html
Costco US is selling it at US$250 with a bonus memory card. You might find it cheaper in some other online shops.
01-21-2010, 03:21 PM #16
01-21-2010, 07:12 PM #17
I am not sure what your intention is about the waterproofing part. If it is only for some shots at the beach, occasional dip in the pool or some snorkeling, those waterproof cameras might be adequate.
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