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    Since u are already familiar with Canon cam, I suggest u go for Powershot A95.

    It uses AA batt and its quite a gd cam with some manual setting features.

    Price shld b within ur budget too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dardaa
    panasonic.. hm, any idea how much it is? anyway, don't really have good experience with panasonic, 2 panasonic phones i had gave me probs..
    ermm.....try to read it's preview or something....it's really really a great cam....heheee ....but it's a bit off ur budget....it's $630

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    A520 price has dropped to $390 also. good cam. free 256 elite pro SD somemore

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    Quote Originally Posted by dardaa
    panasonic.. hm, any idea how much it is? anyway, don't really have good experience with panasonic, 2 panasonic phones i had gave me probs..
    Hi Dardaa,

    I would recommend the S80 too, for it's size, image quality & features.

    But since budget is a concern, the Panasonic FZ5 is a really good choice. I guess it is big compared to the compacts u have in mind, but if u are serious abt getting to know more abt photography, u would want to get a camera which allows u more control, rather than regret later ... It is as close to a DSLR as u can get for abt S$600?

    Here are the links to reviews on both cameras:

    DPReview on Panasonic FZ5
    DPReview on Canon S80

    For those familiar with DPReview, u would know it's not easy to get a "Highly Recommended" from them, especially compacts & prosumer cameras. Both these cameras are "Highly Recommended".

    Don't let ur bad experiences with Panasonic phones prevent u from experiencing one of the best "value-for-money" prosumer cameras. U can ask around in the Panasonic forum, they'll tell u how good the FZ5 is

    Oh man, I sound like a salesman ...

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    Hi dardaa,

    The Fuji F11 is out, and it is $590 gst inclusive for the camera plus 256MB xD at mscolor, just slightly above your budget (see this thread. As Isaiahfortythirtyone had mentioned, this camera is now the king of the crop of compact/ultra compact in terms of picture quality and low noise performance. You might want to give it another consideration.

    Btw, don't get bluff by the "anti-shake" feature of the Casio ex-z110/120. They are merely pushing the camera into high iso mode in this mode, and the high iso performance of these cameras are quite bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziploc
    Hi dardaa,

    The Fuji F11 is out, and it is $590 gst inclusive for the camera plus 256MB xD at mscolor, just slightly above your budget (see this thread. As Isaiahfortythirtyone had mentioned, this camera is now the king of the crop of compact/ultra compact in terms of picture quality and low noise performance. You might want to give it another consideration.

    Btw, don't get bluff by the "anti-shake" feature of the Casio ex-z110/120. They are merely pushing the camera into high iso mode in this mode, and the high iso performance of these cameras are quite bad.
    Yes, I think the F11 will be a great compact! I'm getting one for my wife for her birthday, so that I get to use it also ... Waiting for Sitex next weekend to see if they will throw in more freebies ...

    However, I don't think it has full manual controls, only aperture & shutter priorty, i think. Well, anyway, it all depends on whether u need the manual controls or not


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    yeah.. the fz-5 is a reali gd prosumer camera.. reali worth the money with 12x optical zoom and OIS (anti-shake).. wld haf gotten it if i had known it was arnd the same price as my current cam, kodak z7590.. tink the price of the fz-5 shld b arnd 600 (if i not mistaken).. hmm.. the kodak z7590 olso not 2 bad.. but has 1 major diff.. no anti-shake.. but both the cams haf got full manual functions.. got mine at AP (funan) for 650 wif a 512mb sd card a few mths back..

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    thanks for all the comments, i've gotten the olympus FE-100. 4mp, basic pns cam. was recommended this over the kodak C340.
    those you guys recommended are kinda over budget after factoring in cost of batt kit set and memory cards, and too advanced for me at this stage.. so i'm happy with my buy.
    once again, thanks all

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