Hi ppl, new to the forum...
need some advice. i'm thinking of getting my first digital camera but i'm spoilt for choice. looking at the following cameras:
canon: ixus 40, ixus 500, powershot a520
panasonic: lumix lz1, lz2, fx7
i like the ixus series n fx7 cos they are ultra compact. read that fx7 batt life sucks but some of my friends are still recommending it.
my friend says that 3x optical zoom isn't enough for taking landscape shots (going japan on hols) so 6x optical zoom on the new lumix lz1 n 2 is very tempting. but again, the brand panasonic isn't really synonymous w cameras so not too sure.
powershot series seems to be more reliable choice but size-wise...