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    Looking For A Compact Digitial Camera

    Looking for a compact digital camera.

    I am considering to buy the Lumix DMC ZS1 or ZS3.
    Selling in April 2009.
    The consideration is the zoom (12X equiv 300mm) and pocketability (more in terms of size than $$).
    It has no manual options but 24 mode-scenes selection.

    Anyone has any comments on this (good or not so good) or are there any better alternatives in the market.

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    interesting cameras. What's the price?

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    Fuji will launch F200EXR, which is going to be really hot.

    The compact for my own next purchase is the Panasonic Lumix FZ28, which has 18x zoom range (including macro range). To have something similar in a DSLR would cost me too much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefly
    interesting cameras. What's the price?
    I would like to know the RM price as well. It is listed as USD300 (zs1) and USD400(zs2).

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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro
    Fuji will launch F200EXR, which is going to be really hot.

    The compact for my own next purchase is the Panasonic Lumix FZ28, which has 18x zoom range (including macro range). To have something similar in a DSLR would cost me too much.
    FZ28 is prosumer and cannot put into a pocket. If prosumer zoom, note olympus 24x. Wah.. good for thailand beaches lah..

    F200EXR is compact?

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    Quote Originally Posted by totoro
    Fuji will launch F200EXR, which is going to be really hot.

    The compact for my own next purchase is the Panasonic Lumix FZ28, which has 18x zoom range (including macro range). To have something similar in a DSLR would cost me too much.
    Just checked, aaaiyah.. F200EXR 5x only lah. Not good enough for birding (real ones), beaches, theatre or stage filming.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0902/09...pixf200exr.asp

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    F200EXR is for the excellent image quality, and best-in-class low-light performance for compact cameras... it has some other really cool features too...

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    For birding or wildlife you need big long lens..... like this.



    More info
    http://www.naturephotographers.net/ejp0801-1.html
    http://www.wildlifephotography.nl/content/view/199/314/
    ...
    You can google from the web

    For theater or stage where light is limited you need lenses which have aperture 1.4 or less and with ISO 1800 above with low noise with IS image stabiliser (if u know what that all those means). The camera u gonna purchas should have manual mode, where u can select the aperture and shutterspeed manually. The canon L series lenses would suit your need.

    Choose Nikon or Canon SLR or DSLR as they have wide range of lenses to suit you need. These DSLR cameras can be purchase seperately but ready to spend $$$

    The longest lens I have is 200mm plus a telecon 2X plus crop factor 1.6 = 640mm ... but I am not into birding.... every morning I see lots of birds during breakfast at 7am..... at bangsar.... CROWS!

    Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justme123
    Just checked, aaaiyah.. F200EXR 5x only lah. Not good enough for birding (real ones), beaches, theatre or stage filming.

    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0902/09...pixf200exr.asp
    Aperture - Wide: F3.3 F9.0Tele:F5.1 - F14
    3.3f.How to shoot low light?

    Lens Fujinon 5x Optical zoom lens
    28-140mm equiv.
    f=6.4mm -32.0mm
    140mm? If bird in cage boleh lar....


    At least look for a pro consumer like the Canon G10 or Nikon....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fRaNkY
    For birding or wildlife you need big long lens..... like this.



    More info
    http://www.naturephotographers.net/ejp0801-1.html
    http://www.wildlifephotography.nl/content/view/199/314/
    ...
    You can google from the web

    For theater or stage where light is limited you need lenses which have aperture 1.4 or less and with ISO 1800 above with low noise with IS image stabiliser (if u know what that all those means). The camera u gonna purchas should have manual mode, where u can select the aperture and shutterspeed manually. The canon L series lenses would suit your need.

    Choose Nikon or Canon SLR or DSLR as they have wide range of lenses to suit you need. These DSLR cameras can be purchase seperately but ready to spend $$$

    The longest lens I have is 200mm plus a telecon 2X plus crop factor 1.6 = 640mm ... but I am not into birding.... every morning I see lots of birds during breakfast at 7am..... at bangsar.... CROWS!

    Have fun.
    Wow.. look like a big real cannon lah. Probably have to go to gym before using such a camera.
    Thanks for the info. OK, looks like i have to give up snapping real feathered birds. If stage cannot, will have to settle for beaches and sunlit areas.

    I am looking for zoomer and compact camera that can be easily carried around.

    Here's a review of the ZS3
    http://www.digitalcamera-hq.com/digi...w_roundup.html

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    4 weeks ago, I bought a Lumix DMC FX180.

    Suits me cos' I like to travel light.

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    I do have small small cameras that fit into my pants pocket for daily work use and for family excursions and I know their capabilities..... If I were to do birding with it... I would not expect the outcome to be pro photos

    The choice is yours

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    the DCIM is at MidValley this coming 27 to 29Mac. If you can wait, it will be a good place to test all cameras of equivalent range and see which is the best.

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    yup! read all about in the latest issue of digital camera magazine.... rm9 only

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    640mm..what do you intend to shoot with that uncle franky?

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