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    Question What compact do I buy? (list of 11)

    I'm looking to buy a compact digital camera for under 100 to take pictures of people, landscapes and architecture. I don't generally print big pictures - almost always 6x4.
    With all of that in mind, I obviously want it to produce as good quality pictures as possible.

    I have been searching, and have now got a list of 11 cameras that seem to fit my criteria. I would be very grateful for any comments on them (positive or negative) that will enable me to narrow my options down further. Or, if there is an obvious one not on the list, please feel free to suggest it.

    In no particular order:

    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-S3
    Canon IXUS 105
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS10
    Nikon Coolpix S640
    Samsung PL70
    Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W350
    Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS30
    Canon PowerShot A3200 IS
    Samsung PL150
    Samsung PL200

    All comments are gratefully appreciated.

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    Why start another thread when you didn't finish the other one?

    I suggested Fuji refurbished if you want a cheap deal. However, I notice the Canon Ixus 105s is available for 99 which is a silly price - far too cheap - Just geddit!


    Last edited by Chris Cool; 07-02-11 at 09:16 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Siuya View Post
    I notice the Canon Ixus 105s is available for 99 which is a silly price - far too cheap - Just geddit!
    Thanks, but why do you think that Canon would be better than say, the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS11 which has more megapixels and greater zoom??

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    I thought we'd gone through this mega pixel thing?

    The Canon usually produces better pics straight out of the camera, whereas the Panasonics need a bit of thought.

    If you want that extra bit of zoom, then choose the Panasonic.


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    We haven't tested many of these but as a general rule you can't go wrong with Canon or Panasonic compacts at this price range.
    Its likely that all the Panasonics use the same sensor and processor, as do all the Canons etc (so image quality likely to be similar) and the main differences between the models are subtle changes in spec and features - eg zoom range.

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