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    Question Cameras and water don't mix...

    I realize this is a general question but i'm looking for a few suggestions to get us started. We are currently travelling SE Asia and got water in our Olympus 535 digital camera....henceforth, it is no longer working and we need to buy a new camera in Singapore.

    We are pretty serious about our photos and would like a reccomendation for the best compact digital camera out there with respect to image quality, color, low noise, decent videos, and perferably using AA batteries. We're also looking for the 3-5 MP range.

    Does anyone have some great cameras to suggest?? Thank you!!!

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    Does a dSLR with rechargable batteries counts?
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    Lightbulb Re: Cameras and water don't mix...

    We would prefer a compact digital...no SLR. Thanks!

    Been looking at Fujifilm F11 or Canon SD 400??

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    any budget? Or preference is small or preference is sturdy (Meaning size doesn't matters)
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    Default Re: Cameras and water don't mix...

    apologies for the sarcasm (its aplenty here).
    You might want to look at the Fuji F11. It's low noise and its quite highly rated.
    cheers

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    Hmm... Fuji... S2Pro perhaps... (Not trying to start a flame war here)

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    Of course, I recommend Nikon.
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    We are looking to spend between $300-$350 dollars. And yes, sturdiness is a good feature as we travel a lot with the camera and it gets bumped around quite a bit. You should see the old one!!

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    If you don't mind a used camera, an Olympus C-5050 or C-5060 should fit your budget and offer more features than what a new camera at the same price can offer.

    - Tough body
    - wide lens (28mm equilvalent)
    - Accessories aplenty
    - CF card compatible (lower cost)
    - wireless remote

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    i vote fuji F11
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    hmmm..... wat kind of memory card do you have already? can save on some cost if you use back the same. found the f11 quite ok, but it uses xD cards, which is less compatible with my other devices like pda, so didnt really like it.

    i like the nikon coolpix and also panasonics LZs...... forget the model number though, almost got LZ2 that time when it came out, but thats old model already.
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    F11 is >$500 IIRC
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