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12/16/2009 10:50:37 AM · #1
Hello,

I am looking for a new point and shoot for my wife. She will be going to LeBron James' 25th birthday party and doesn't want to "lug" my DSLR around all night. I would like to get a good one that will take video and not have the shutter lag that her old p&s had (sony dsc-p10). I would like a good lense and built in flash.I would also like to stay under $500 or so. She doesn't want a bulky camera but one she can toss in her pocket. I don't know a lot about cameras and value your opinions. Thank you in advance for your input.
12/16/2009 11:00:02 AM · #2
I picked up this one for my wife

//www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Panasonic/panasonic_dmcfs15.asp

Really nice image quality, does not shoot RAW though, only jpg.

Can't beat the Leica optics
12/16/2009 11:44:50 AM · #3
Thank you for your input. should i get a lumix or should i also look at cannon and nikon? What has the best bang for the buck?
12/16/2009 11:54:36 AM · #4
Originally posted by smstone:

Thank you for your input. should i get a lumix or should i also look at cannon and nikon? What has the best bang for the buck?


I recommend looking at the cameras in your price range at www.dpreview.com

This is a nice feature of the site

//www.dpreview.com/reviews/sidebyside.asp

pick a couple of cameras and compare them side by side.

they have great info on a lot of cameras.

I have the Lumix LX3, bar none the best P&S I've ever owned. It may be a bit advanced for the casual user and it's certainly in the upper price range. But, since I was so pleased with it, I looked for one of their lower end models for my wife.

I am sure you can get a good camera from both Nikon and Canon. I've owned both.

The key feature of the Lumix line is the Leica lenses.
12/16/2009 12:35:10 PM · #5
Will the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 take video? If it will i think i will go for that.
12/16/2009 12:42:36 PM · #6
Originally posted by smstone:

Will the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 take video? If it will i think i will go for that.


It does shoot video, although I;ve never tried it.
12/16/2009 01:26:11 PM · #7
I found some videos on youtube. the camera shoots HD video. Thank you for your help. I hope she will like it. If not, I will!
12/16/2009 01:27:15 PM · #8
It's a lovely camera. You may not want to give it to her. :-)
12/16/2009 01:36:18 PM · #9
I really like this one.
Kodak 1253 //www.dpchallenge.com/camera.php?CAMERA_ID=1718
12/16/2009 01:44:51 PM · #10
Probably my next camera purchase. When prices drop after christmas.

I'm also looking at this one too.
12/16/2009 03:39:11 PM · #11
my camera is awesome and the video looks like high def.

Message edited by author 2009-12-16 15:39:28.
12/16/2009 03:48:57 PM · #12
I just got a Canon S90 and i Love it! Indoor shooting without flash works great at iso 800+f/2.0+IS!
The autofocus is of course not up to par with a dslr, but works quite well thanks to the great sensor.
Has raw+jpeg, is $400 @ B&H

Message edited by author 2009-12-16 15:49:51.
12/16/2009 04:18:12 PM · #13
I have my eye on this four third for my wife - Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1.
12/16/2009 05:58:20 PM · #14
Canon G-10 or G-11 is in that price range and support all the features you have mentioned. I have the G-10 It has outstanding battery life, Many features and easy to use produces very good photo quality, it actually can hold its own against some of the entry level DSLR cameras on the market.
12/16/2009 06:46:46 PM · #15
Get me a ticket (or press pass) for the LeBron James 25th Birthday Party and I will be happy to be her official photographer!
12/16/2009 10:16:00 PM · #16
When we travel, I take both my dslr and my canon g10. My wife gets her hands on the G10 and I don't get to touch it again. She really likes it. As do I. So the G11 should be on your list to consider :-)
12/16/2009 11:06:43 PM · #17
re thread title.
I tried to get a new point n' shoot for my wife, but they wouldn't take her. : )

12/17/2009 06:42:39 AM · #18
Originally posted by MelonMusketeer:

re thread title.
I tried to get a new point n' shoot for my wife, but they wouldn't take her. : )


Funny!
12/17/2009 11:47:18 AM · #19
Originally posted by wdamman:

Originally posted by MelonMusketeer:

re thread title.
I tried to get a new point n' shoot for my wife, but they wouldn't take her. : )


Funny!


It sure is!!!!
12/17/2009 12:35:54 PM · #20
Originally posted by smstone:

Will the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 take video? If it will i think i will go for that.

I have the Leica d-lux 4 which is identical (except for exact looks) to the LX3. I have tried the video function and it works very well. Just like the Panasonic, the lens is f2 and lets it ample with light. It films in both low-res and HD.
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