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    Default New P & S: Canon or Panasonic?

    Hi!

    I'm new here and am looking to get a new point and shoot. I have shortlisted the choices to:

    1. Canon Ixus 85 IS (aka SD770 IS)
    2. Panasonic Lumix FX36

    The prices of both models are very similar (currently hovering at around S$400 - S$455). I am torn between the 2 because:

    1. Canon 85 - produces rich colors, but lens at only 35mm
    2. Panasonic FX36 - wide angle lens! but alas, flat colors (from what I can see from sample photos online)

    I would be taking snapshots both indoors (60%) and outdoors (40%), as well as macro shots.

    Any (personal/ professional) opinions/ suggestions/ input on which camera is be a better choice would be very greatly appreciated!

    Cheers!

    PS: If only there is a camera which has both wide angle lens and rich photo colors!

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    Default Re: New P & S: Canon or Panasonic?

    take the canon then, panny got poor indoor performance due to noise at higher iso unless you use flash.
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    Default Re: New P & S: Canon or Panasonic?

    If you take so much indoor, you may want to consider Fujifilm F series or camera (e.g. F50, F100), which has better noise performance over the other 2 brands. While Canon perform better than Panasonic in high ISO condition.
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    Default Re: New P & S: Canon or Panasonic?

    canon sure CAN ON.

    haha lame.

    go for the S5 IS then? haha
    great P & S.

    but either way, i would think the canon one is better too from what i see.

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    Default Re: New P & S: Canon or Panasonic?

    Fujifilm would be good for indoor shots.
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    Default Re: New P & S: Canon or Panasonic?

    from your list, get the canon

    but i'd advise to wait for photokina, lots of new cameras coming out
    old models will be on sale

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    Default Re: New P & S: Canon or Panasonic?

    Go for the Fuji f100fd. It comes with 28mm wide lens and is more versatile for indoor and low light photography.

    I am currently using a F31fd and other than the fact that the lens is not wide enough (only 36mm), I am happy with the pictures from the camera.

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    Default Re: New P & S: Canon or Panasonic?

    wait for the next cam from panasonic, LX3... very cool...
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    Default Re: Which Canon?

    Hey guys and girls,

    Thanks for all your opinions/suggestions! As suggested, I checked out Fujifilm's F series.. looks like a winner with all the raving reviews on its excellent high ISO pics.

    However since I would be using the camera for both indoor n outdoors shots, I think I am going to go for a more "all-rounder" point n shoot with rich pic colors, in this case, a Canon.

    I narrowed the choices to the following two:

    1. Canon Ixus 85 IS - one of the latest models, but lens at only 35mm
    2. Canon Ixus 860 IS - a 2007 model but with wide angle lens (28mm)

    Which one do you guys think I should get?

    Cheers.

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    Default Re: New P & S: Canon or Panasonic?

    Hi..

    From the way, you phrase your words, it seems you strongly prefer cam with wide angle. Furthermore, your usage is more towards wide angle. So y dun you test out the
    2. Canon Ixus 860 IS - a 2007 model but with wide angle lens (28mm), and see if it fits your needs?

    Hope it helps.

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