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    Default Looking for compact camera with good macro lens

    Hi,

    Can you suggest few other model that fit
    my usage.

    1) Must be compact, have good macro mode.
    2) Must have manual setting and wide aperture f2.8 or below.
    3) Simple video is must.
    4) Shooting 98% of picture indoor
    5) Budget below $600 is the best

    Have in mind Lumix LX3 (slightly ex.),
    Nikon P6000(slightly ex, high iso not good),
    Canon a590 IS(very good value, but small aperture and macro not as good as LX3).

    please suggest another few alternative?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Looking for compact camera with good macro lens

    I would suggest that you save a bit more and get the LX3 with Raynox macro adapter.
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    Default Re: Looking for compact camera with good macro lens

    Quote Originally Posted by yapwt View Post
    Hi,

    Can you suggest few other model that fit
    my usage.

    1) Must be compact, have good macro mode.
    2) Must have manual setting and wide aperture f2.8 or below.
    3) Simple video is must.
    4) Shooting 98% of picture indoor
    5) Budget below $600 is the best

    Have in mind Lumix LX3 (slightly ex.),
    Nikon P6000(slightly ex, high iso not good),
    Canon a590 IS(very good value, but small aperture and macro not as good as LX3).

    please suggest another few alternative?
    Thanks
    Sometimes it is hard to meet all requirement in one compact camera, if you have read a lot reviews in DPreview, you will find that. Even DSLR is not so easy too.

    So, sometimes, after much read up, you need to know which is your priority, and try compromise

    I would suggest LX3. To meet requirement #1,2,5, almost not much left...
    Last edited by Shen siung; 19th June 2009 at 08:33 AM.

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    Default Re: Looking for compact camera with good macro lens

    Another vote for LX3

    Good for macro

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    Default Re: Looking for compact camera with good macro lens

    Thanks a lot,

    By the way, i am buying only for my company work purposes only.

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    Default Re: Looking for compact camera with good macro lens

    I really like the Canon G10. Doesn't get enough respect. I know tons of wedding photographers that carry this camera instead of buying a macro lens for ring shots due to the great images, raw image capabilities and other options. Really great camera for the money. One of only two PS cameras I recommend.

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    Default Re: Looking for compact camera with good macro lens

    Sorry just saw that macro was a must....too bad...i think you're expectations are a bit much and will sacrifice a lot in both still and video modes...or do the newer ones have video now? I really quit tracking after G9 LOL....
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