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    Default Which Sony compact digi cam should I buy?

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for a compact digi cam from Sony. Can't consider the F717 cos too bulky, needed something light.

    Should have at least 3 megapix with 3x optical zoom.

    I think Sony P series has so many models in the market and they are so similar in shapes and features that I'm very confused.

    Any recommendations, guys?

    Thanks!

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    Why restrict yourself to Sony?

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    Default Re: Which Sony compact digi cam should I buy?

    Originally posted by kit90210
    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for a compact digi cam from Sony. Can't consider the F717 cos too bulky, needed something light.

    Should have at least 3 megapix with 3x optical zoom.

    I think Sony P series has so many models in the market and they are so similar in shapes and features that I'm very confused.

    Any recommendations, guys?

    Thanks!
    P72 then .... hope you have enuff the MS Pro ... u may want to consider other alternatives. Why don't you shed some light on your requirements, then it will be easier for forum members to recommend one.

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    Sigh... cos can recycle the memory stick for my video cam and Clie PDA...so no choice. If I buy other makes, will have to invest in memory media. So trying to cut down costs here.

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    Default Re: Re: Which Sony compact digi cam should I buy?

    Originally posted by Retro
    P72 then .... hope you have enuff the MS Pro ... u may want to consider other alternatives. Why don't you shed some light on your requirements, then it will be easier for forum members to recommend one.
    It can use normal Memory Stick right? Not just the MS Pro right? Hee... don't know what's the diff between these 2 types of MS...

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    Break out of the chain! I did, I have a Cybershot and Clie, but got myself an Olympus 5050. I agree that you may save some money, but why let yourself be constraint by your other 'toys'?

    If you have a reasonable budget, then there are other options that you can consider, right?

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    Default Re: Re: Re: Which Sony compact digi cam should I buy?

    Originally posted by kit90210
    It can use normal Memory Stick right? Not just the MS Pro right? Hee... don't know what's the diff between these 2 types of MS...
    MS Pro has higher capacity (256MB, 512MB, 1GB), but would also cost you quite a bit. So in the end, still have to spend some $$$. 128MB enough for you?

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    Default Re: Re: Which Sony compact digi cam should I buy?

    Originally posted by Retro
    P72 then .... hope you have enuff the MS Pro ... u may want to consider other alternatives. Why don't you shed some light on your requirements, then it will be easier for forum members to recommend one.
    Thanks. What's the diff between P71 and P72?... How much is it?

    How's P72 compared with P8? Read from CNET that P8's also selling well...

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    Originally posted by Retro
    MS Pro has higher capacity (256MB, 512MB, 1GB), but would also cost you quite a bit. So in the end, still have to spend some $$$. 128MB enough for you?
    Thanks for the info, Retro.

    Well, the cam is actually for a lady friend of mine who's going overseas to study for 3 years, so she likes a compact digi cam, she has a Sony DV cam and a Clie. I'm tasked to buy a camera for her. I've recommended her mju 300 since it's weather-proof and has remote control, but she really likes to recycle her memory stick....

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    Honestly, I haven't checked out the newer ones since I got my 5050. You can check with the Sony shop at SLS. The guy there is really helpful. He explained the differences and advantages/disadvantages between the various models even though it was clearly evident that I wasn't going to buy a camera.

    What's your budget for a digi cam? The P72 was selling at about $599? then (I think) ... and Sony prices are controlled, so no point bargaining (unless you buy export set)

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    Originally posted by Retro
    Honestly, I haven't checked out the newer ones since I got my 5050. You can check with the Sony shop at SLS. The guy there is really helpful. He explained the differences and advantages/disadvantages between the various models even though it was clearly evident that I wasn't going to buy a camera.

    What's your budget for a digi cam? The P72 was selling at about $599? then (I think) ... and Sony prices are controlled, so no point bargaining (unless you buy export set)
    Thanks Retro for the info.... Appreciate it Ok will go and take a look at the P72. The budget is less than $700.

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    No problem .... but seriously, for $700 you should really consider the other great cameras that are available ... anyway, it's your call mate.

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    Originally posted by Retro
    No problem .... but seriously, for $700 you should really consider the other great cameras that are available ... anyway, it's your call mate.
    Yes, like Canon A70, Olympus mju 300, Ixus?

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    B I N G O !!!!!

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    Originally posted by Retro
    B I N G O !!!!!
    Thank you!

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    Originally posted by kit90210
    Thank you!
    No worries mate .. happy shopping for your cam!

    PS: 90210 fan eh?

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    Hello all,

    Price of P8 is $635 before gst.
    Price of P72 is $520 before gst.

    Just for your info

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    Default Re: Got the prices from Alan Photo

    Originally posted by kit90210
    Hello all,

    Price of P8 is $635 before gst.
    Price of P72 is $520 before gst.

    Just for your info
    hi just got even updated prices...
    P-71 $540
    P-72 $500
    P-8 $620

    prices incl gst

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    or you can consider p92...........5 mega pixel with long shoot capacity...........and reasonable price too....

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