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Re: Camera shopping

Postby carpuff » Mon, 20 Jun 2011 5:45 pm

I say go for Nikon. If you have all the time in the world, go buy it in US or Nikon dealers online.

I hope this helps:
http://reviews.cnet.com/dslr-buying-guide/

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Postby curiousgeorge » Mon, 20 Jun 2011 6:34 pm

I might be too late for this party, but...

Photograhy Blog recently called the Sony HX9V the best travel zoom camera out there! http://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/ ... 9v_review/

Despite other posters reservations, I've owned a few Sony's since the A200 and always been able to acieve the results I've wanted (including a couple of amateur competition prizes :)) At a certain level of technology, the shooter is more important than the camera...

About six months back I got a Canon S90, which has all the features of an SLR in a tiny compact. Amazingly easy to use (and some very good presets/auto mode), this is the Pro's choice...followed by the newer S95. The G12 has similar features in a more robust body. Both have an F-stop down to 1.6 which means you need flash in less situations that most other cams, and a great dynamic range.

I am now tempted by the NEX range from Sony...a DSLR feature set in a compact micro four-thirds body...but with the interchanegable lens conveniance of a DSLR. Sounds like a good compromise to me...I missed some decent shots of bears in the wild in Kings Canyon in the USA last year as i was only traveling with the S90...would have killed for a 300mm lens!

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Postby aster » Mon, 20 Jun 2011 11:33 pm

I checked out the new Sony but to be honest I prefer the Casio ZR100 which is a great camera and a huge lunge ahead for Casio. I never thought I'd own one, having decided to get a Canon or Sony as my next camera, but here I am. :)

In terms of general speed it obliterates pretty much everything else out there in its class. The price in Singapore is very steep, as much as the Sony HX9V (S$599) in fact, but it's a great camera to have and you can get it much cheaper via Amazon.com (under S$400 delivered).


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