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    Decent Point and Shoot camera

    Hey, my current camera is due an upgrade and I was wanting to get any opinions on what is and isn't good. I have had Panasonics and they have been pretty good. I like the compacts and I also like a decent zoom range. I have considered the Canons too as they look good in review. I was thinking the Powershot SX260 was a pretty top contender as does the Lumix TZ20. Anyone else have a favorite? The GPS function appears to be common now in the higher end point and shoot cameras too which sounds handy.

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    TZ20 is outstanding.

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    I have an Olympus FE-170 .Has 6x zoom ,compact good value for money I think.
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    iPhone 5 or the new Samsung ph is outstanding as well, except for zoom
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    Cant find anything that beats the Panasonics at the mo

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    I dont know if you have bought a camera yet but I have gone off panasonics. They seemed to be the best thing around at the time so I bought one for my gf(TZ15 i think). The zoom was awesome and daylight pics looked amazing but once it was low light conditions they had a lot of noise so the pics were really grainy. This didnt bother us too much but the lense cover stopped working. It normally covers the lens when the camera is off or not doing anything but instead of closing fully it only moved a little bit. It will also not open when you power it on. Time for a new camera. As I said earlier the camera did seem good so we upgraded to the TZ20 thinking this was just a one off but it wasnt. The TZ20 prefrormed slightly better in low light but not as good as we hoped and it had cool features like GPS and HD recording(which never get used) and then the lens cover stoppped closing fully!! It has exactly the same problem as the previous camera and eventually it wouldnt even open when you powered the camera on.

    So, I bought her another camera for Xmas. This time at the advice of a photographer who worked part time in a camera shop we got the new Sony cyber-shot DSCHX30V. It is absolutely amazing. Its super easy to use and has heaps of preset modes. Takes great pics in all light levels and has outstanding zoom for a tiny camera. 20x optical with 40x digital if u need that. Its also 18MP so you can edit your photos and blow them up really big if you are into that.
    Not sure on any long term problems that may come up but it looks well built so its looking good to last a while.

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    KJ I have an old box brownie and a powder flash board somewhere. The zoom is basic though (step forward or step backward as required).
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    I bought a Canon 260. It sounds very good and the feedback with the Panasonic does suggest they are being reined in.
    Oh but my 3 year old daughter bought me a Lumix TZ7 off Trademe this morning. Should log off the conputer before she gets her hands on the mouse and uses a buy now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    KJ I have an old box brownie and a powder flash board somewhere. The zoom is basic though (step forward or step backward as required).
    Would have been a big step up from your hammer and chisel Rushy

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Would have been a big step up from your hammer and chisel Rushy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rushy View Post
    KJ I have an old box brownie and a powder flash board somewhere. The zoom is basic though (step forward or step backward as required).
    Did you but as a young man?

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    i have a lumix and i have found it great for wot i do. 12x zoom, good picture quality as well. easy to use. and not to big to lug around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    I bought a Canon 260. It sounds very good and the feedback with the Panasonic does suggest they are being reined in.
    Oh but my 3 year old daughter bought me a Lumix TZ7 off Trademe this morning. Should log off the conputer before she gets her hands on the mouse and uses a buy now.
    The old blame the daughter, playing with the mouse trick That excuse does not work in our place anymore

    I have not long had one of these Sony DSCHX20V. I am hoping it helps with my lack of photography skills.
    20x zoom is awesome.

    Got a photo of a early summer stag somewhere that I will try to find. I took it at over 2 km away in fading light off a tripod, and it was amazingly clear.
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    i have a TZ30, it is 20x optical and goes up to 67x digital, so far i am pleased with the quality of the photos
    even the ones that are up to 2km away but it is still early days yet as i have only had it for three months

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    Not really a point and shoot but I just bought a canon sx50hs.Awesome zoom, takes awesome photos and also has full hd video.more features than you can poke a stick at.

 

 

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