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    Smile Please recommend a good compact digicam

    Buying one for my mom.
    I think the Canon Ixus range looks good.
    But i'm worried about the battery life.

    Generally, i'm looking for a small, stylish looking compact cam with:
    i) image stabilisation
    ii) good battery life
    iii) good image quality
    iv) wide lens prefered
    v) low noise in high ISO/ good for low light shooting conditions
    vi) some manual controls would be a plus
    vii) relatively good macro ability

    Please advise!

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    think the IXUS 850IS fits your bill..

    a review on it here..

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    Default Re: Please recommend a good compact digicam

    fujifilm f31fd.

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    Default Re: Please recommend a good compact digicam

    thanks for the really prompt replies guys!
    i've heard about the powerful f31fd, read the cnet review too.
    all in all, it's one great camera, but my mom doesn't like the design.

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    Default Re: Please recommend a good compact digicam

    One of the best small digicam is the olympus mju 770... esp good if u snorkkel as it's waterproof up to 10m w/o casing, shockproof and small and handy.

    I bought it for abt 615 from CP

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    panasonic LX2? for image stabiliser n iso 3200

    fujifilm f31fd is good but no image stabiliser ler..
    used Nikon, Canon, Panasonic n Oly.. now Fujifilm

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    Default Re: Please recommend a good compact digicam

    Quote Originally Posted by ykgen View Post
    panasonic LX2? for image stabiliser n iso 3200

    fujifilm f31fd is good but no image stabiliser ler..
    With manual controls, who needs IS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shane25 View Post
    thanks for the really prompt replies guys!
    i've heard about the powerful f31fd, read the cnet review too.
    all in all, it's one great camera, but my mom doesn't like the design.
    a camera is for taking picture...not for its design...those ppl who go for designer camera prob regret they ever did.
    Nikon D200 + Nikon 18-200 VR2 + 50 f1.4 + 35-70 f2.8 + AFS 80-200 f2.8 + Tokina 12-24 + 80-400

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    Quote Originally Posted by nemesis32 View Post
    One of the best small digicam is the olympus mju 770... esp good if u snorkkel as it's waterproof up to 10m w/o casing, shockproof and small and handy.

    I bought it for abt 615 from CP
    i like Olympus dSLR but i do not like any of the compact camers from Olympus

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    For your mum, I would suggest the Canon Ixus 850IS. Small and stylish, decent amount of control and good picture quality, just nice for a lady.
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    Default Re: Please recommend a good compact digicam

    can't believe RICOH GX100 hasnt been mentioned yet

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    Value for $$: Fujifilm F31

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    Default Re: Please recommend a good compact digicam

    Quote Originally Posted by vortex View Post
    can't believe RICOH GX100 hasnt been mentioned yet
    May not fit the bill if TS's mom is still fussy about the design and it is more expensive. Will be good if TS can tell us the budget too.

    If these are of no concern, I will recommend GX100
    Last edited by Randius; 7th June 2007 at 05:59 PM.

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    recently just sold away my TZ-3....

    now searching for a handy & compact P&S camera.... have 2 in mind (panasonic fx01 and ricoh caplio r4).

    anybody can commend on these 2 cameras?

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    yups i'd agree with the ixus 850 IS

    as for battery life... for a full morning to night shoot, you definitely need two batts. from experience, the batt on my ixus 750 dies at like early afternoon after a morning of shooting, so its about 6 hours give or take?
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    Default Re: Please recommend a good compact digicam

    Quote Originally Posted by Koelsch View Post
    fujifilm f31fd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_sti_22b View Post
    i like Olympus dSLR but i do not like any of the compact camers from Olympus
    It's really a nice little compact thats built for heavy duty usage. Shock-proof, Waterproof, what more can u ask for :P

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    Default Re: Please recommend a good compact digicam

    Quote Originally Posted by EPL123 View Post
    recently just sold away my TZ-3....

    now searching for a handy & compact P&S camera.... have 2 in mind (panasonic fx01 and ricoh caplio r4).

    anybody can commend on these 2 cameras?
    www.dpreview.com
    www.dcresource.com
    www.steves-digicams.com

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    get somthing that gives you a wide angle ...really useful...


    QUOTE=felixcat8888;3142946]www.dpreview.com
    www.dcresource.com
    www.steves-digicams.com[/QUOTE]

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    So what is the street price for the
    fujifilm f31fd and the
    Canon IXUS 850IS ?

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