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    Default A P&S camera

    Hellooo.

    This I don't think this thread should belong here, but i have no idea where else to post it, so please shift it if you must.

    I'm looking for a P&S camera for a friend. budget is $350.

    Any suggestions?

    I was thinking a casio exilim or maybe a panasonic. Any other brands that i should consider?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by frametology View Post
    Hellooo.

    This I don't think this thread should belong here, but i have no idea where else to post it, so please shift it if you must.

    I'm looking for a P&S camera for a friend. budget is $350.

    Any suggestions?

    I was thinking a casio exilim or maybe a panasonic. Any other brands that i should consider?

    Thanks
    Hmm.. other than the price, what other features would you like to have? brand new? used machine? MP etc?

    I have an old Canon IXUS 50. If you don't mind. HAHA

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    hmmm. i have an ixus 50 too! haha. basically, she's going to be using it to shoot people and etc.

    MP wise, maybe a 7? and it should be able to shoot in low lighting conditions.

    does anyone know if the exilim series is good? my sis has one and it takes really good pictures of my niece. so yah. and she got it quite reasonable too.

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    oh. and preferbly new lah. or if it's second hand, less than 3 months...

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    Quote Originally Posted by frametology View Post
    hmmm. i have an ixus 50 too! haha. basically, she's going to be using it to shoot people and etc.

    MP wise, maybe a 7? and it should be able to shoot in low lighting conditions.

    does anyone know if the exilim series is good? my sis has one and it takes really good pictures of my niece. so yah. and she got it quite reasonable too.
    The Exilim S series are good.They are capable of taking wonderful shots.

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    fuji f31d. Highly recommended by www.dpreview.com and won some awards as well. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    fuji f31d. Highly recommended by www.dpreview.com and won some awards as well. =)
    Hmm it think this model is obselete oreadi. No more in production. But it is a very good camera! I've got one too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coughybean View Post
    Hmm it think this model is obselete oreadi. No more in production. But it is a very good camera! I've got one too!
    Confirm no shops have stock of this? my friend bought a new one this year. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by frametology View Post
    Hellooo.

    This I don't think this thread should belong here, but i have no idea where else to post it, so please shift it if you must.

    I'm looking for a P&S camera for a friend. budget is $350.

    Any suggestions?

    I was thinking a casio exilim or maybe a panasonic. Any other brands that i should consider?

    Thanks
    For a lady user, try the Sony PnS. They will love the compact & stylish design. It's a better choice than the Casio IMHO. IIRC, the Sony DSC-W55 is only going for $349 brand new at Challenger. If your friend can fork out a bit more, the T100 is only $399. You may want to get an e-quote from the recommended shops like MS Color, CP and others.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galdor View Post
    For a lady user, try the Sony PnS. They will love the compact & stylish design. It's a better choice than the Casio IMHO. IIRC, the Sony DSC-W55 is only going for $349 brand new at Challenger. If your friend can fork out a bit more, the T100 is only $399. You may want to get an e-quote from the recommended shops like MS Color, CP and others.
    many ladies love sony design. stylish design. but specs not so fantastic.. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    many ladies love sony design. stylish design. but specs not so fantastic.. =)
    In the PnS world, the specs are as good as the competition. So not so sure where your statement comes from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    In the PnS world, the specs are as good as the competition. So not so sure where your statement comes from.
    Sony has one of the best designs that many ladies would love.. But image quality is not good compared some other PnS models.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xunjas View Post
    Sony has one of the best designs that many ladies would love.. But image quality is not good compared some other PnS models.
    Based on...? I've seen really horrible image quality from Fuji, Canon, Nikon, Casio, Panasonic...

    All PnS cameras have limitations, and there are cases where the Sonys are better, there are cases where the others are better.

    Before you make a blanket statement like that, please do your research.

    Let's take a look at the Sony W80 and the Canon Ixus 850, both in the same category in terms of price and features:

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonyw80/page5.asp

    Oh no! The Sony actually has visibly sharper pictures! So your blanket statement is already proven wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Based on...? I've seen really horrible image quality from Fuji, Canon, Nikon, Casio, Panasonic...

    All PnS cameras have limitations, and there are cases where the Sonys are better, there are cases where the others are better.

    Before you make a blanket statement like that, please do your research.

    Let's take a look at the Sony W80 and the Canon Ixus 850, both in the same category in terms of price and features:

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonyw80/page5.asp

    Oh no! The Sony actually has visibly sharper pictures! So your blanket statement is already proven wrong.
    You seen your own share of lousy pictures. I seen my own share lousy pictures. enough said.

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    ok lets get back to track.. with the budget, try consider canon powershot A570 IS..

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    take a look at the fujifilm A820.

    i am currently using.

    $230 only.

    the quality at the wide end is breath taking. the tele end is so-so though (quite bad in fact). but i almost never use the tele end.

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    I would still go for the Sony due to the sleek & stylish design and for that price you can get a Carl Zeiss lens.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    hmmm. i was looking at the panasonic lumix DMC-FX12. it's going for 299 now (in today's papers)

    anyone has any objections or suggestions? ha.

    i don't really like the new sony cams. my aunty has one, and under low lighting conditions, the pictures come out quite bad. outdoors is a separate matter, the pics are lovely. so yah. i don't think my friend will want to shoot outdoors lah. typical use of a pns. take pics of people (and generally indoors).

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    actually... most P&S will not perform very well under low lighting... so far i only heard Fujj 8000 series having higher ISO and performing better... the rest ... oh well... smaller sensor = more noise...

    If you are really into indoor, get one P&S with a hotshoe and an external flash, most build in flash will give u super harsh pictures (extra cost). If you're into outdoors... get a tripod... it helps alot
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Based on...? I've seen really horrible image quality from Fuji, Canon, Nikon, Casio, Panasonic...

    All PnS cameras have limitations, and there are cases where the Sonys are better, there are cases where the others are better.

    Before you make a blanket statement like that, please do your research.

    Let's take a look at the Sony W80 and the Canon Ixus 850, both in the same category in terms of price and features:

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonyw80/page5.asp

    Oh no! The Sony actually has visibly sharper pictures! So your blanket statement is already proven wrong.
    Can u bring your sony booth elsewhere ?? Thanks.
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