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    Hi Hi! Are there any kind souls who could put me n the right track in buying a new digital compact camera? I am a DSLR user but looking for a PnS for casual usage cos when travelling my mates complain that i hardly take any candid shots of them with my DSLR haha.
    There are many new models n would like to start exploring a few so hope u folks could 'introduce' a few models which I could start with....soon.

    Criteria- prefably wider than the usual 36mm
    not more than S$ 700
    8 MP shd suffice
    No need super tele zooming if there's a wide lens like 28mm
    Not important to have RAW capture
    prefably higher ISO ( 400 -500 ) usable for 8 R n below printing.
    must be light n not too bulky unless like Nikon P5100

    Thanx for reading n wil be very grateful for any input-I' dont have a desk bound job so reply wld not be prompt.
    Thanx again n have a nice day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goon View Post
    Hi Hi! Are there any kind souls who could put me n the right track in buying a new digital compact camera? I am a DSLR user but looking for a PnS for casual usage cos when travelling my mates complain that i hardly take any candid shots of them with my DSLR haha.
    There are many new models n would like to start exploring a few so hope u folks could 'introduce' a few models which I could start with....soon.

    Criteria- prefably wider than the usual 36mm
    not more than S$ 700
    8 MP shd suffice
    No need super tele zooming if there's a wide lens like 28mm
    Not important to have RAW capture
    prefably higher ISO ( 400 -500 ) usable for 8 R n below printing.
    must be light n not too bulky unless like Nikon P5100

    Thanx for reading n wil be very grateful for any input-I' dont have a desk bound job so reply wld not be prompt.
    Thanx again n have a nice day!
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    Hey thanx so much!
    Will go n try those out soon
    Cheers

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    you're welcome.

    Look at the following for reviews on the cams too:
    www.dcresource.com
    www.dpreview.com
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    i would actually suggest the IXUS 850 IS as your PnS. I'm using an EOS 400D but carry around my IXUS as well for casual shooting. Personally, I prefer the 850 to 860 because it has a viewfinder which comes in useful in really bright lit environments. the 860 has slightly higher megapixels and a bigger screen though. if u can do without the viewfinder, go for the 860 then. fulfills your criteria.

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    860
    just nice budget.
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    Quote Originally Posted by felixcat8888 View Post
    Canon G9
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    budget 700 leh bro.
    virus virus.

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    if you have asked this question a few months back, i would have recommended Fujifilm F31fd.
    Best PNS cam in its range for high iso = low noise and also nice colours.
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    i second fuji f31d. highly recommended by www.dpreview.com. one of the best compact cams.

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    i second fuji f31d. highly recommended by www.dpreview.com. one of the best compact cams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scaredcloud View Post
    budget 700 leh bro.
    virus virus.
    I mean IXUS 860 lah. Not $860
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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    i second fuji f31d. highly recommended by www.dpreview.com. one of the best compact cams.
    Out of production, i'm using 1 too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sapphy View Post
    Out of production, i'm using 1 too!
    some shops have stock for this cam only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sapphy View Post
    Out of production, i'm using 1 too!
    some shops have stock for this cam only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goon View Post
    Hi Hi! Are there any kind souls who could put me n the right track in buying a new digital compact camera? I am a DSLR user but looking for a PnS for casual usage cos when travelling my mates complain that i hardly take any candid shots of them with my DSLR haha.
    There are many new models n would like to start exploring a few so hope u folks could 'introduce' a few models which I could start with....soon.

    Criteria- prefably wider than the usual 36mm
    not more than S$ 700
    8 MP shd suffice
    No need super tele zooming if there's a wide lens like 28mm
    Not important to have RAW capture
    prefably higher ISO ( 400 -500 ) usable for 8 R n below printing.
    must be light n not too bulky unless like Nikon P5100

    Thanx for reading n wil be very grateful for any input-I' dont have a desk bound job so reply wld not be prompt.
    Thanx again n have a nice day!
    get a IXUS or Lumix or fuji f40

    for me, i got a powershot becos i need a camera that is powered by AA batteries due to outdoor travelling.
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    Default Re: Digital Compact camera recommendation

    Personally, I tink maybe you can try out Fuji's F31fd. Or maybe Fuji's range with superccd.

    Cause you have been using DSLR which has a large sensor for low noise and if you are quite particular about image, the image quality on the superccd is better.
    This lessens the transition from a DSLR to a compact, and maybe u might even like the compact cam more than your DSLR.

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