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    Hi there,

    Need some help......

    I have up to £200 to spend on a digital compact camera and can't decide between the cannon ixus range or the panasonic lumix. I require it to have some manual control functionality, but the key criteria is picutre quality.

    There are so many models out at the moment it is difficult to choose.

    Anyone have any deals/recommendation ? or a trustworthy camera website to order from?

    thanks

    13 Comments

    I have a canon slr but if i was getting another point and shoot I would go for the lumix tz5, as it gets great reviews. :thumbsup:

    If you're looking for recommendations then read up on sites like ]Trusted Reviews and ]Steve's Digicams as they give good in-depth reviews of lots of models.

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    have thought about the TZ5, however seems quite bulky compared to other compacts. :?

    Suzie79;4458903

    have thought about the TZ5, however seems quite bulky compared to other … have thought about the TZ5, however seems quite bulky compared to other compacts. :?



    Will be due to the lens that goes from wideangle to 10x zoom. :thumbsup:

    The TZ5 is a great camera but has no meaningful manual control available (manual exposure compensation is about it).
    I'd still go for Panasonic over any other manufacturer for compacts and think that you'll find that the FX500 will fit the bill nicely. Available for £184.99 + £7.99 delivery here camerabox.co.uk/pro…726 it has aperture priority, shutter priority and full manual exposure modes and a very very useful 5x zoom lens with, and don't underestimate this, a 25mm equivalent at the wide angle end.
    Full specification on the Panasonic site here panasonic.co.uk/htm…rue

    ]http://media.panasonic.eu/images/FX500k_1_slantWebA1001001A08C03A95834D54901.jpg

    i went off reviews and bought lumix, sorry i did, don't think much of the image stabiliser.

    alibongo121;4458959

    i went off reviews and bought lumix, sorry i did, don't think much of the … i went off reviews and bought lumix, sorry i did, don't think much of the image stabiliser.


    The image stabiliser is optical, that is it physically shifts lens elements to permit the use of slower shutter speeds. This method is vastly superior to those that shift elements of the CCD.
    I have used it many years ago on the MX8B miniDV camcorder and, much more recently, on the Lumix FX-01. It is truly amazing what it can achieve. The old rule of shutter speed being no slower than the reciprocal of the focal length is consigned to the bin.
    Where no image stabilisation will be effective (at least in the price range of most mortals) is in keeping subjects sharp in panning shots if the photographer is not panning the camera at exactly the same rate as the target.

    The best quality for the price you can afford is what you should buy.

    Try the Cannon ixus range, there are some good offers around.
    Amazon,Jessops
    Subject tp previous, the image stabaliser is top notch.
    As long as you dont have a serious illness.

    or the DT's lol

    Panasonic for Camcorders , Canon for Digital Cameras. My Canon digital with a flip out screen is fantastic especially in low light ,great pictures . I recently priced a Lumix as a retirement present and things like a spare battery were £50. Way over the top .The Pansonic range of camcorders are excellent.

    what do you think of the lumix panasonic fx550 - like the face recognition, AF tracking and IA as I have kids am hoping to get this so that I get good (not blurd)pictures of them.

    Anyone got one, thoughts?????

    Was going to get a cannon, but like the features of the panny.

    ive always been impressed with the panasonic point and shoots
    Especially with the 10x Optical zoom.

    as for mega pixels its all much of a much ness.. most people won't see much of a difference abouve 8mp anyway especially using a point and shoot.

    With Panasonic compacts my experience is limited to the FX01 and FX33 so I can't comment on some of the more advanced features on the FX550.

    However, IA works well, the cameras are extremely well made in robust metal bodies, are stylish and have excellent lenses. They are easy to use and give consistently good results (just as long as you don't expect to get a result from almost no light flashless shooting that is!).

    I'd be tempting a bit of a backlash if I tried to downplay Canon's offerings in the compact market but there is some impression that they (and Nikon more obviously) might just, a little bit, be trading on their brand reputation and style to gain market share. Of course the Ixus range is generally good, just not as good as it could be whereas Panasonic's FX and TZ ranges are, with continual development, at the top of the tree, the image stabilisation across these ranges really can't be beaten either.

    Thanks for the feedback going to order the fx550 cheers
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