P & S as backup


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desertstrike

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hi guys, pls recommend a point and shoot camera as backup camera for overseas...

some details are:
need not be super wide angle, but more importantly how far it can reach, abt 5x to 10x zoom should be good...
compact and light weight of course...
using sd-card...
must have IS/VR/VC etc etc
preferably low cost, lower than 300, or if top up another 100 can get a more value for money one also can consider...

edited: removed some of the points
 

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zcf

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please let me know if you manage to find one P&S camera which meet all your requirements, I really keen to know.
 

setsunaze

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i guess a PnS as a backup does not need to be too good
sort of deliberating over the same issue and at less than 300, i've been looking at the Canon A1100 IS (RPP $299, probably can get it cheaper elsewhere) but not yet committed
Pros: Uses AA batteries (great backup if even your batteries fail), has an optical viewfinder since I personally do not like live view, small size and easy to carry in pocket, has image stabilization
Cons: 4X zoom only (35-140)
 

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that srsly a long list of req

check out my guide on p&s here

there's a lot of new cams out now, such as the Canon IXUS 120 or the GF1 (not rly a pns but a m4/3 with a bigger choice of lens) or the Leica X1.

take a look and choose one you like, cos what we recommend may not fit your req/or be one you like.
 

setsunaze

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btw, such high ISO values for PnS camera probably will give quite noisy images so should not really be taken into consideration?
 

Reportage

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At that budget, only the panasonic LZ8 and LZ10 seems to fit the requirements mostly. Less then $170 last i heard.
 

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I dun think there is any P&S with that specification @ $300. If there is... i also wanna buy.
 

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The first requirement is almost impossible unless its a GF-1 or EP-1 which may not be as good as your D90 and as for the budget.. hmmmm

But why do you consider a P&S as a backup for your dslr?
 

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i guess a PnS as a backup does not need to be too good
sort of deliberating over the same issue and at less than 300, i've been looking at the Canon A1100 IS (RPP $299, probably can get it cheaper elsewhere) but not yet committed
Pros: Uses AA batteries (great backup if even your batteries fail), has an optical viewfinder since I personally do not like live view, small size and easy to carry in pocket, has image stabilization
Cons: 4X zoom only (35-140)
oh oh ok, canon A1100 IS, looks gd, thanks man :)
 

desertstrike

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that srsly a long list of req

check out my guide on p&s here

there's a lot of new cams out now, such as the Canon IXUS 120 or the GF1 (not rly a pns but a m4/3 with a bigger choice of lens) or the Leica X1.

take a look and choose one you like, cos what we recommend may not fit your req/or be one you like.
hmm... 4/3 are kinda expensive... but thanks anyway :)
 

desertstrike

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btw, such high ISO values for PnS camera probably will give quite noisy images so should not really be taken into consideration?

hmmm.... yes... but if really no choice, then a noisy pic is better than no pic rite...
 

desertstrike

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The first requirement is almost impossible unless its a GF-1 or EP-1 which may not be as good as your D90 and as for the budget.. hmmmm

But why do you consider a P&S as a backup for your dslr?
a P&S when there is a need to take pic of me and my gf, cos not v possible to take with dslr and time consuming to set up tripod and timer...
 

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