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    Hi, my wife is thinking of buying a compact 5 megapixel camera for her travel and business trips. It should have at least 3 X optical zoom and she hopes to get one camera which gives good colour composition and sharpness. Any recommendations from the experts here? Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny_chill
    Hi, my wife is thinking of buying a compact 5 megapixel camera for her travel and business trips. It should have at least 3 X optical zoom and she hopes to get one camera which gives good colour composition and sharpness. Any recommendations from the experts here? Thanks.
    check out the coolpix 5600, at a affordable price too...

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    Just to share.These are the choice that I narrow down when I was trying to get a 5MP camera the other time. All are good camera and have their own features thats better than others.
    1. Sony W1 now got W5
    2. Cannon s40 (4mp but quality close to 5mp)
    3. Digimage X50

    Features that attracts
    Sony-AA batt,2.5" LCD,Manual controls
    Canon-Small,stylish,sharp pic
    X50-small,easy to hold

    All are small and the main criteria is to have large LCD, at least 2". Pentax,Nikon,panasonic and olympus modes are good but Pentax and Nikon LCD are small 1.8" and felt Nikon's 2" wasn't really as big and Olympus limited to 512md XD cards so I did not consider them.Heard Panasonic batt are a big drain and the better looking series are not cheap. Casio are great but the colour of slightly tinted from wat I heard and saw.
    Just wat I felt, Maybe better models have arrived by now.Think other experts will know more.I am just a noobie. Kodak looks good to me considering the price

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny_chill
    Hi, my wife is thinking of buying a compact 5 megapixel camera for her travel and business trips. It should have at least 3 X optical zoom and she hopes to get one camera which gives good colour composition and sharpness. Any recommendations from the experts here? Thanks.
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    I use Casio Exilim Z55 and find the image quality etc real good.

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    fujifilm F10?

    I thought the ISO performance is quite revolutionary for P&S. the ISO800 is actually useable.

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    My budget is around $600. Which of the recommended models has good battery life and produces rich colours and sharp pictures?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kenny_chill
    My budget is around $600. Which of the recommended models has good battery life and produces rich colours and sharp pictures?
    Get Canon A95.
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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb
    i agree... i am a A95 user, its a great camera! uses AA battries, great for traveling around.

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    I recommend the Nikon 5900, which I bought from John 3:16 last week. It's well within your budget too.

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    I recommend the Canon A series. I am a user of A70 and found that it works well. Maybe these series are bulky. But it can be used with AA batteries. Panasonic Lumix series maybe also good as it has image stabilizer, but it consume the battery power too much, and you need a backup battery.

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    For a lady who want a compact camera, I would not recommend a Canon.

    You may like to consider the Kodak LS755. Saw it advertised by Harvey Norman a few weeks back at $499. For 5MP with 2.5" LCD and 3x optical packed in a compact body only at $499, I feel it is a good price. Colour reproduction, Kodak is a specialist in this area. Sharpness wise, they are using the German Schnieder.


    http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQueri...equestid=32323
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    You might wanna look into

    Pentax Optio 50
    Fujifilm FinePix F10 Zoom
    Olympus mju 500 Digital

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    Another model I would recommend is one of the latest model in market... Olympus IR-300. This model is 5MP with 3x optical zoom with a dock & done convenience concept. It is compact and look quite stylish in my opinion. It has a 2" LCD. Compared to the previously launched IR-500, this design is so much better!

    http://www.olympusimage.com.sg/produ...4018_1349.html

    RRP at $649, but you should be able to grab one below $600 at the recommended shops.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean
    Another model I would recommend is one of the latest model in market... Olympus IR-300. This model is 5MP with 3x optical zoom with a dock & done convenience concept. It is compact and look quite stylish in my opinion. It has a 2" LCD. Compared to the previously launched IR-500, this design is so much better!

    http://www.olympusimage.com.sg/produ...4018_1349.html

    RRP at $649, but you should be able to grab one below $600 at the recommended shops.


    This reminds me of the new release MJU Mini S. All weather design with 5MP. U might waNNA CHeck it out at

    http://www.olympusimage.com.sg/produ...74026_668.html

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    I second the Canon A95. Solid camera.

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    Sony T series....very user friendly and well fit into ladies handbag

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    Canon A95.
    Very good cam for the price.
    TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO PHOTOGRAPH.

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    fujifilm F10.

    small, LONG battery life, sharp pictures as you can set ISO800 to get faster shutter speed, for people who don't know how to hold camera properly.

    http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/cda/re...2/28/1042.html

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    I have briefly read through quite a number of reviews... i think canon a95 is good... i think currently there's a promotion going on as well.

    They are throwing in a 256MB CF card, a backpack and I heard there's a free training course thrown in as well.

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