New P & S: Canon or Panasonic?


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anjii

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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!
 

Simon_84

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take the canon then, panny got poor indoor performance due to noise at higher iso unless you use flash.
 

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zcf

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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.
 

ortega

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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
 

arsene

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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.
 

anjii

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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.
 

icekid

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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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