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i want to to buy a new pocket camera and i need some help.

 

i used it mainly for still, not video mod

so i care only for image quality.

 

i used to take photos with my old canon powershot A720

which have really good image quality

 

since it was too old i bought the canon sx210 (optic zoom X14 , 14MP)

but i found out the images have poor quality (soft, not sharp etc.)

even relatively to the old model.

 

although good specifications im very disappointed from the new canon.

 

so i want to change it to nikon s8200

 

anyone have any suggetions?

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You won't go far wrong with a Nikon mate. If you do lots of camera work go for any half decent SLR and spend your money on the lens as that's what gives quality pics rather than the body. Just my thoughts. When in patts I just use a point and click cybershot as its about memories rather than quality pics plus I can't be arsed to carry my SLR 5555

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my panasonic TZ-10 is faultless in normal day light, amazing zoom and picture quality!! the only downfall is the low light quality, other than that its an amazing camera IMO

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I've done a lot of research into this as I want a nice point and shoot that is good in lowlight and does good video also.

 

It was a close decision between

1. Canon s95

2. Sony hx9v

 

I have decided to go with the Sony after seeing some absolutely amazing videos shot with this camera.

Now it's just a matter of playing the waiting game to get it 30 days before my trip so I claim back the tax on it at the airport.

It won't give me long to get used to the camera but I will experiment a lot before I go.

 

Great thread! I would love to know what other people's weapon of choice is.

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I bought the Canon S95 just before my last trip and am impressed as hell with the cameras capabilities, especially in low light.

For a pocket size point and shoot it can't be beat.

 

The photos in my Babydolls review in my sig were taken by SoS with my S95.

A couple are a bit blurry as Lee was either too drunk or forgot to focus before shooting as he wasn't used to the camera. :rolleyes:

I would have no hesitation recommending the camera.

 

These pics were taken with no flash on Loy Krathong at the floating markets... in a rocking boat! :)

 

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Point and shoot , Canon S95, great in low light

Had a S90, went to the S95, now I need to go to the 100?

Yeah - I'm good with that.

 

For me it's been the best choice - a great balance between portability and quality. Fantastic low-light abilities and great color balance - the perfect monger's shooter. ;)

 

I bought the Canon S95 just before my last trip and am impressed as hell with the cameras capabilities, especially in low light.

For a pocket size point and shoot it can't be beat.

 

The photos in my Babydolls review in my sig were taken by SoS with my S95.

A couple are a bit blurry as Lee was either too drunk or forgot to focus before shooting as he wasn't used to the camera. :rolleyes:

I would have no hesitation recommending the camera.

 

These pics were taken with no flash on Loy Krathong at the floating markets... in a rocking boat! :)

Yeah - that!

See? Excellent camera.

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You won't go far wrong with a Nikon mate. If you do lots of camera work go for any half decent SLR and spend your money on the lens as that's what gives quality pics rather than the body. Just my thoughts. When in patts I just use a point and click cybershot as its about memories rather than quality pics plus I can't be arsed to carry my SLR 5555

Think you are right about the quality about the Nikon mate, but the OP was actually asking for a "Soi6"Camera,also known as a "Pocket camere"....or was that the other way around? :Crazy1:

 

Me, my self has been using the Olympus tough for nightly/dayly drinking pics(the water proof one,great on Songkran btw),but that one is still in the LOS(my GF loved it to much) :)

So i guess i have to buy me a new one.

Regards:Matrix

 

When the life as you live it goes titts up, can you press Ctrl-alt-delete to remove it or is that only on the internet?

 

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I take a camera I don't care about losing!

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When going on holidays I use a Nikon D3100, while I take my Olympus VR-320 for spontaneous shots

at parties, bar crawls, etc. (pocket camera).

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I think the question is phrased wrong as all those brands are 'good' cameras. It's a question of taste, and sometimes knowledge of the specific system from previous cameras, that makes something a 'best camera'.

 

I have a Canon dslr and it's difficult to carry around, but I think that when I go to places like LOS I should make an effort to get good pics. all so it can be a fun daytime activity to pass the time until the gogos open :-)

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Last year I had a Lumix LX3, which is comparable to the S90/S95. It had a F2.0 lens so nice in low light.

 

I wanted to step up the quality a bit without going to an SLR since I really don't like lugging around a big camera. I got an Olympus E-PL1 micro 4/3 and I bought a Lumix 20mm F1.7 pancake lens to go with it. Excellent low light, great video - love the camera. Though you can put it in a pocket it's a bit too big to call it a pocket sized camera.

 

Here's a night shot from the roof of Mike's from last weekend:

 

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Beach, hand held. Probably about 1/30th not sure if I can check on the ipad. EDIT. I was able to check, and if anyone cares both were ISO 400 and 1/20th sec F1.7.

 

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I have a Canon S95 and I'm actually quite disappointed with it.

 

I find that it has trouble focusing. Especially when I zoom out and in low light conditions.

 

And forget it if you give it to somebody to take a picture. If they just push the button down and not halfway to allow it to focus, the picture is 80% of the time out of focus.

 

So for a party camera, it's not the best in my opinion

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For the best, truly "pocketable" camera I'd go with the Canon S95 (or the newer S100). I love my S95!

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I like a camera with a bit more juice, but one that isn't overly bulky. Presently I'm using a Canon Powershot SX40 HS. Nice camera, with super-zoom, and films vids in HD. A little bulky to sneak into the pocket, however.

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I have a Canon S95 and I'm actually quite disappointed with it.

 

I find that it has trouble focusing. Especially when I zoom out and in low light conditions.

 

And forget it if you give it to somebody to take a picture. If they just push the button down and not halfway to allow it to focus, the picture is 80% of the time out of focus.

 

So for a party camera, it's not the best in my opinion

 

Interesting. I've had 7 or 8 Canons and I found their quality to be wildly inconsistent. One was outstanding but most were disappointing. There are many great reviews for the S90/95 but it doesn't suprise me to read your experience. If it's fairly new it might be worth returning/exchanging it. A different one might work better. Just a guess, but it could be their quality control.

 

My varied experiences with Canon were the reason I bought a Lumix LX3 instead of an S90 1 1/2 years ago (or whenever it was). The LX3 had nothing but stellar reviews and from what I read at the time was the pocket camera of choice amongst professional photographers. I don't know if the LX5 lives up to the rep though.

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Interesting. I've had 7 or 8 Canons and I found their quality to be wildly inconsistent. One was outstanding but most were disappointing. There are many great reviews for the S90/95 but it doesn't suprise me to read your experience. If it's fairly new it might be worth returning/exchanging it. A different one might work better. Just a guess, but it could be their quality control.

 

My varied experiences with Canon were the reason I bought a Lumix LX3 instead of an S90 1 1/2 years ago (or whenever it was). The LX3 had nothing but stellar reviews and from what I read at the time was the pocket camera of choice amongst professional photographers. I don't know if the LX5 lives up to the rep though.

 

Funny that you mention to return it. I bought it in February and took it with me in March to Thailand. After 2 weeks the shutter got stuck half open when I turned it on and therefore I couldn't take a picture. Unfortunately when I got home it was more than 4 weeks after I bought it so they wouldn't exchange it but would fix it. So they ordered and replaced a whole new lens assembly already on the camera. It will be one year in Feb so I will have to go out this weekend and take some test shots. At this point I'm not sure whether it's the camera or whether I am expecting too much. But I can definitely confirm that it has doesn't focus as well as my previous Canon camera was an Ixus 870IS, which took very consistent pictures. I was expecting more from my S95.

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I totally agree with recommendations for the Canon s95. It's a great camera especially for low light situations. I've been reading that the s100 take lower quality pictures in low light. Plus, with the s100 out, you'll get a nice price drop on the s95.

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I've done a lot of research into this as I want a nice point and shoot that is good in lowlight and does good video also.

 

It was a close decision between

1. Canon s95

2. Sony hx9v

 

I have decided to go with the Sony after seeing some absolutely amazing videos shot with this camera.

Now it's just a matter of playing the waiting game to get it 30 days before my trip so I claim back the tax on it at the airport.

It won't give me long to get used to the camera but I will experiment a lot before I go.

 

Great thread! I would love to know what other people's weapon of choice is.

 

I am also considering Nikon Coolpix P7100. Haven't made up my mind as yet. Have read some great reviews about the Sony though.

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Compact camera: Go with the Canon S100, tiny and powerful with great video quality.

 

For a DSLR: Any of Canon or Nikons DSLRs combined with a fast prime 35mm or 50mm f1.4 or 1.8 or a cheap yet decent f2.8 zoom lens like the Tamron 17-50mm. Canon and Nikon make great cameras and there is little between comparable models in terms of image quality. Canon may have the edge when it comes to pro lenses though. But they are damn expensive.

 

Personally I use the S95 as a walk about and the Nikon D7000 with a bunch of different lenses is what I use for work. It's not a pro camera but it gives perfectly publishable results and prints whilst being compact, lightweight and reasonably cheap.

 

If you are having a hard time choosing between camera models go to snapsort.com and choose the models you want to compare.

 

Happy shopping.

 

Cheers

 

 

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I use a canon ixus70 for general out and about bar hopping pics, fits nice in my pocket, can be picked up for a good price off ebay.

 

And use a fujifilm finepix s5800 for daytrip scenic stuff and in room nice pics (picked up on ebay for £33)

 

Good photo's from cheap cams so not a great loss if any thing happens to them.

I little tip - have several memory cards and swap them every day, if for some reason you do lose your cam you won't lose ALL your pics.

 

Taken with the canon

 

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taken with the fuji from the big Pattaya City sign

 

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Sorry had to use boring pics lol

 

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^^^^^^^^ Mmmmmm ... lovely picture of a tasty plate of bugs!! Aroy mak mak!!

 

This is slightly off topic for this thread, but do Pattaya go-go's have a problem with you bringing a camera inside with you?

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This is slightly off topic for this thread, but do Pattaya go-go's have a problem with you bringing a camera inside with you?

Yes most certainly do.

It's hard to even get your phone out without a mamasan or security pouncing on you thinking you are taking photos.

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