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    Default g10, g11, s90 or lx3?

    good day all!

    im looking to get a semi-pro camera for myself. after much asking around from friends and dealers, i kinda narrowed my choices to these 4 models:

    canon s90
    canon g10
    canon g11
    panasonic lx3

    i did some comparison at
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/comp...n_g10&show=all
    but still unable to have a conclusion as to which is better or rather which one should i get.

    so im hoping to get some advise from you guys.

    main features im looking at are:

    aperture (lx3 better with f2.0-f2.8?)
    min shutter (lx3 better with 60sec?)
    max shutter (g10/g11 better with 1/4000sec?)
    add-ons(eg: flash)
    *handling
    * with s90, g10 and g11, the settings are adjusted using a turning knob. much like when handling a slr. i myself think thats a much faster way of making adjustments rather than pushing buttons like on the lx3. i was using a fuji s1000fd before and there were times whereby i missed the "golden moment" coz i spent too long adjusting the aperture/shutter. (i know it could be due to my noobness but..) any comments or opinions about the turning knobs and its pros/cons? if it does indeed makes adjustments faster and easier, it will be the main determine factor as to which camera i choose.

    thanks all!

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    Default Re: g10, g11, s90 or lx3?

    Why do you need 1/4000 max shutter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    Why do you need 1/4000 max shutter?
    i just thought its good to have?like have more than less?haha..

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    Default Re: g10, g11, s90 or lx3?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1500ml View Post
    i just thought its good to have?like have more than less?haha..
    Honestly you'll probably never use it on a compact, so you can leave it out of your consideration

    What's more useful to a compact user would be things like ISO performance (not max ISO), aperture, AF performance and so on.
    Last edited by sabee; 21st February 2010 at 03:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    Why do you need 1/4000 max shutter?
    like normal dslr also mah, maybe want to have shallow DOF, so use big aperture which will result in faster shutter speed.

    i find this lacking in my canon g2 and sony f707
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    hope these questions may help u to narrow down.

    what range of focal length r u looking for? more on the wide side or tele side?

    is macro / close up important?

    is fast aperture important?

    budget?

    only picture mode or u want creative mode? or even full manual mode?

    is hot shoe a must?

    what color of the camera? nowadays camera comes in variety of colors, to personalize so to speak.

    touch screen type or traditional buttons type?

    is water resistance & drop resistance important?
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    hope these questions may help u to narrow down.

    what range of focal length r u looking for? more on the wide side or tele side?
    i noticed the 4 models dont allow as much zoom as my previous s1000fd but i dont have much preference for it.
    is macro / close up important?
    yea important. but the 4 models are relatively the same?
    is fast aperture important?
    ehh what's fast aperture?
    budget?
    if possible below 800. the lower the better haha..
    only picture mode or u want creative mode? or even full manual mode?
    no preference either coz i seldom use the creative modes.
    is hot shoe a must?
    another good to have function i guess.
    what color of the camera? nowadays camera comes in variety of colors, to personalize so to speak.
    not an important factor but i must choose it will have to be the classic black .
    touch screen type or traditional buttons type?
    i have sweaty palms so prolly traditional buttons will be better.
    is water resistance & drop resistance important?
    another good to have consideration i guess.
    main consideration i would say is the handling and the ease of which the settings can be adjusted. and if the turning knobs really do make a difference.

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    Default Re: g10, g11, s90 or lx3?

    Why never think of the wide angle but stuff like 1/4000sec which rarely or never use?
    Thought wide angle is very impt & good to have the wider the better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kengoh View Post
    Why never think of the wide angle but stuff like 1/4000sec which rarely or never use?
    Thought wide angle is very impt & good to have the wider the better?
    ahh point taken and noted. thx!

    so wide angle wise s90, g10, g11's 28mm would be better than lx3's 24mm?
    and tele wise g10 and g11's 140mm would be better than s90's 105mm and lx3's 60mm?

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    Default Re: g10, g11, s90 or lx3?

    Actually for wide angle, the smaller the focal length, the more you can draw in but there are other factors to consider since the angle of view depends on the sensor size and focal length. So what you actually need to focus on is the angle of view instead of simply the focal length as the angle of view may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer even for the same focal length.

    As for 1/4000, I doubt you'll ever use it even at f/2.0.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabee View Post
    Actually for wide angle, the smaller the focal length, the more you can draw in but there are other factors to consider since the angle of view depends on the sensor size and focal length. So what you actually need to focus on is the angle of view instead of simply the focal length as the angle of view may vary from manufacturer to manufacturer even for the same focal length.

    As for 1/4000, I doubt you'll ever use it even at f/2.0.
    alrite so 1/4000 not important. so actually for wide angle, it should be the smaller the better? meaning the lx3 faired better in that area instead?

    i noticed the sensor size. i suppose lx3's 1/6.3" is better than the canon trio's 1/1.7"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1500ml View Post
    ahh point taken and noted. thx!

    so wide angle wise s90, g10, g11's 28mm would be better than lx3's 24mm?
    and tele wise g10 and g11's 140mm would be better than s90's 105mm and lx3's 60mm?
    im sorry but, aint 24mm wider than 28mm?

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    Default Re: g10, g11, s90 or lx3?

    just draw straws ...... the differences these cams are not fatal
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Default Re: g10, g11, s90 or lx3?

    Welcome to CS Too bad we can't custom make our cameras. On some models, there are some functions you need it does not have & some you don't need, it comes with it. So choose those that comes with the modes/functions that you think you'll need most. You can't have it all or choose what you want
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    Quote Originally Posted by madmartian View Post
    Welcome to CS Too bad we can't custom make our cameras. On some models, there are some functions you need it does not have & some you don't need, it comes with it. So choose those that comes with the modes/functions that you think you'll need most. You can't have it all or choose what you want
    yea i understand that. as stated in my earlier posts, i wanna know if anyone had any experience with the turning knobs of the canon trio and if they are indeed more user friendly compare to normal button adjustments. guess we sidetracked a bit but its good. at least now i know more on wide angles

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1500ml View Post
    alrite so 1/4000 not important. so actually for wide angle, it should be the smaller the better? meaning the lx3 faired better in that area instead?

    i noticed the sensor size. i suppose lx3's 1/6.3" is better than the canon trio's 1/1.7"?
    24mm is wider than 28mm
    You will almost never need to use 1/4000s
    LX3 sensor size is 1/1.63"
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    Default Re: g10, g11, s90 or lx3?

    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    samsung a reliable camera maker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    hope these questions may help u to narrow down.

    what range of focal length r u looking for? more on the wide side or tele side?

    Wide angle needed

    is macro / close up important?

    Yes

    is fast aperture important?

    Nope

    budget?

    $500-$600

    only picture mode or u want creative mode? or even full manual mode?

    Manual mode.

    is hot shoe a must?

    Nope

    what color of the camera? nowadays camera comes in variety of colors, to personalize so to speak.

    Anything

    touch screen type or traditional buttons type?

    Anything too

    is water resistance & drop resistance important?

    Nope
    With the above answer, can recommend me one of the camera too? I gonna get one soon too

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    Default Re: g10, g11, s90 or lx3?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1500ml View Post
    good day all!

    im looking to get a semi-pro camera for myself. after much asking around from friends and dealers, i kinda narrowed my choices to these 4 models:
    It is called pro-sumer. Semi-pro cameras are Nikon D300, Canon 5D 7D... etc... you get the idea.

    Personally, I would get the LX3. But then again, I am biased because I am a wide angle junkie.

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