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I am going for a india trip for 3 months ....
i will be leaving this coming friday...
i am looking for a good digital cam tat has these properties....
-5 mega pixels and above
-must be able to do macro shots
-small and handy
-long batt life
-compatable to many accessories

pls advice .... its urgent tats y i need your help.... thanx u all a thousnad...:dunno:
 

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To answer all those questions so tat u all got a better understanding of my need in order to give better suggestions.....

-any thing less than 3k
-optical factor of 5x above
-can be able to put into a waist pouch
-any long lasting battery will do
-not to heavy as it is used by ladies also
-yes must be able to mount lenses/filters
-yes i need manual controls
-auto focus speed is not so important....
-as i will be taking landscape, portrait , macro

pls give me advice be today 180303...
otherwise i have no time to scout around for the model u reccommend....thanx
 

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thought you have the 707?

anyway, the choices are pretty limited for 5MP with big zoom:
Sony 717
Sony 707
Minolta 7Hi
Minolta 7i
Nikon 5700

You might need to get a big waist pouch to fit any of them. Also for 707, 717 and 5700 (if you can't find the battery grip), you may need to get spare proprietary batteries as backup. The last 3 cameras are also poor in terms of battery life (except when you pair the 5700 with the battery grip). For 5700, you need a special adaptor to fit filters.
 

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Any reason why that is has to be 5 MP? If you can settle for 4MP, Canon G3 is a good choice for having long lasting battery. Attaching the teleconvertor will give you 7x zoom.

Must be able to mount lens? Unless you are satisfied with just teleconvertors and wideconvertors, the only option is DSLR. Having to add lens would means it will be heavy. It will weight at least 1 kg with the lens attached.
 

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S602Z is another good alternative with resolution similar to the G3 and the Minolta 7i or 7Hi (arguably the 5MP with the lowest resolving power among the ones mentioned). Good battery life using standard AA batteries (as good as G3 or 717 using the new Sanyo 2100mAH NiMH AA).
 

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Originally posted by 707_FIRER
To answer all those questions so tat u all got a better understanding of my need in order to give better suggestions.....

-any thing less than 3k
-optical factor of 5x above
-can be able to put into a waist pouch
-any long lasting battery will do
-not to heavy as it is used by ladies also
-yes must be able to mount lenses/filters
-yes i need manual controls
-auto focus speed is not so important....
-as i will be taking landscape, portrait , macro

pls give me advice be today 180303...
otherwise i have no time to scout around for the model u reccommend....thanx
try olympus c50 if you don't mind:-
1) less than 5x optical zoom
2) not able to mount lenses/filters.

why I recommend it:
1) Definitely not heavy and can be used by ladies
2) Fit in a waist pouch
3) manual control for Aperture and shutter
4) uses 2 x AA batteries


If you want a Bigger size digi cam... then is Olympus C5050 or Fuji 602 loh... (I'm not a fan of Canon G3 becos expensive batteries compare to the Oly/Fuji)
 

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7hi is a good choice since it can support AA batteries, 5700 would be good if (read my sig) you can find the MB-E5700 (which is stockless in SG).

The 717 has the 2nd longest lasting life compared to G3, can consider also.
 

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Originally posted by espn
7hi is a good choice since it can support AA batteries, 5700 would be good if (read my sig) you can find the MB-E5700 (which is stockless in SG).

The 717 has the 2nd longest lasting life compared to G3, can consider also.
Maybe India has stock? :D But i wouldnt bet on that though...
 

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I really want to thank u guys for all yr wonderful comments and advices ..... i really appreciate yr help..... ;)
 

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Originally posted by Klipsch
Maybe India has stock? :D But i wouldnt bet on that though...
I wouldn't mind buying there if I'm there myself :D but then I'm here in SG, am looking for people coming back from overseas to help out a bit and get it for me ;)
 

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