I scouted around and decided to get a compact DC for family use.
Reduced my choice to :
1) IXUS i
2) IXUS II
3) LUMIX DMC FX7
4) LUMIX DMC FX2
In SLS, (better don't mention shop names)
Shop A told me that the LUMIX is a VERY good DC. FX2 (4MP) at est S$510, FX7 (5MP) at S$680. He show me a Singapore magazine HWM comparing the common 5MP DC and the FX7 won all the good reviews
Shop B said "LUMIX ?" , "NO !!" and commented that a few customers came back and wanted to trade-in for a CANON !!
Then I started looking at IXUS and the one that caught my attention was IXUS i. The same shop told me "YES ! very good DC. Though no Optical Zoom ...blah...." and he demo the DC. I was impressed.
Shop C, last one lah ... "NO IXUS i !! it's a obselate mode !!" the pictures taken with the digital zoom is HORRIBLE when you print them !!!
"The best buy now is IXUS IIs !!" Though 3.2 MP, comes with a FREE 128MB SD and only S$475 !!!
I left SLS, BLUR liao.
After cooled down, I think the IXUS II suits me more ..
Any advise ?
Thanks in advance