Recommendations for a good compact camera?


alvintys

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Hi guys,

I'm looking to get a good, mid-range Point&Shoot compact camera for my friend as a birthday present. The budget I've set a side for this is roughly SGD400.

Any suggestions as to what i should get?

Cheers~ :]
 

wycklk

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Hi top up some $$ to get a good camera - useful for learning and building up photo skills. $5xx can get Panasonic FZ35. checkup ebay.sg site. Excellent image quality, HD video, superzoom 18X and less bulky than SX20/HS10. good professional review and user review (steve-digicams forum).
 

cleonbus

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Hi guys,

I'm looking to get a good, mid-range Point&Shoot compact camera for my friend as a birthday present. The budget I've set a side for this is roughly SGD400.

Any suggestions as to what i should get?

Cheers~ :]
Hi top up some $$ to get a good camera - useful for learning and building up photo skills. $5xx can get Panasonic FZ35. checkup ebay.sg site. Excellent image quality, HD video, superzoom 18X and less bulky than SX20/HS10. good professional review and user review (steve-digicams forum).
TS wants a PnS,not a prosumer.Anyway TS,there are lots of cameras out there.Go down to stores like BD/Courts/HN to feel and test the cameras:)
 

Blur Shadow

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The Canon IXUS and Panasonic Lumix series are always well-received by consumers.
 

alvintys

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Thanks for the recommendations...

I've been quite out of touch with the P&S market, though the last time i got my own, i opted for the Panasonic Lumix. Are the Lumix series still the leading choices now? How do the Canon IXUS series, and the Sony Cybershot series fare in comparison?

I know my questions are all rather vague and ambiguous. Apologies in advance.

:]
 

ZerocoolAstra

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Thanks for the recommendations...

I've been quite out of touch with the P&S market, though the last time i got my own, i opted for the Panasonic Lumix. Are the Lumix series still the leading choices now? How do the Canon IXUS series, and the Sony Cybershot series fare in comparison?

I know my questions are all rather vague and ambiguous. Apologies in advance.

:]
hahaha yeah rather vague question so a bit difficult to answer.
:)
The Lumix, Ixus, and Cybershot ranges have quite a significant line-up of models.
There are stand-out models within each range.

Do list down what characteristics are important to you....
eg. video, manual controls, touch-screen, in-built stabilisation, etc...
 

coolthought

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Hi guys,

I'm looking to get a good, mid-range Point&Shoot compact camera for my friend as a birthday present. The budget I've set a side for this is roughly SGD400.

Any suggestions as to what i should get?

Cheers~ :]
you can try to find the answer yourself at this site.
http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare.asp
good luck.
PS: In USD
 

Blur Shadow

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In think Singaporeans generally like the IXUS range, followed by Lumix and Sony T-series... But that's my gut feel. No official statistics.
 

android17

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Sony compacts can take panorama shots, which is a very unique feature. Another cam can also take pano but i forgot what brand. But sony's pano can be used even when theres moving objects, very power lol.
 

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