Suggest Point & Shoot Digital Camera

PraKs

Youngling
This post is written after lots of research on P&S cameras,

Looking for decent P&S Digital Camera. Have been using Canon PowerShot A570 IS & addicted to its very good clarity. Getting fed up due to its bulkiness & continuous problem of "Low batteries" message even with brand new Duracell. Most people using this camera are facing this issue. Planning to buy a new P & S.

Here are few things required.
Clarity good or even better then Canon PowerShot A570 IS
(Here is awesome pic I clicked from Canon PowerShot A570 IS - http://i54.tinypic.com/33fdkzd.jpg)
Not much in Megapixel race. 10 to 14 meg will do.
Good Optical Zoom
HDMI (mini) Port
HD Video Recording.
Excellent clarity of photos is MUST

Here are shortlisted models. (1st pref to Canon, somehow I feel they have very good detail & quality of pic)

Canon IXUS 110 IS - Found this one as best among all Canon IXUS, Clarity even better then 310 HS
Canon IXUS 115 HS
Canon IXUS 220 HS
Canon IXUS 310 HS

Open to suggestion for models from Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus.

Not much interested into Sony - Whatever Sony cam I have checked has bad lag between clicking the switch & cam taking the photo. (e.g. Kid is smiling, U click the pic, By the time cam clicks the pic, kid would have stopped smiling. Most Sony cams have this bad lag)

Please suggest & guide.
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
I think u missed something...your budget:wink:

I think all the cams u mentioned are around 12k...
How much bulk do u prefer...is canon sx130IS bigg or ok for you..?
are u still interested in AA cell or just dump that idea totally ?


Please answer these:-D
 
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PraKs

Youngling
@sujoyp
Thank you for help.

Budget is around - 12-14k
PowerShot SX130 IS is kid of DSLR so would not prefer it :) Already have PowerShot A570 IS which I am feeling bulky.
No more AA Cell, Would go with LI battery. Have seen most AA cell cams from Canon giving problem. Have used brand new Duracell in A570 & after 2-3 pics it starts giving Low batteries messages.
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
I will gain write ur requirements -

small
big zoom
li-ion battery
HD recording
HDMI port


Only ISUS 220HS comes in ur budget max...300 is out of budget

If u consider Sony H70...u will also get 10x optical zoom


BTW if I were in ur situation I would have got Sony WX1
74563

but its me :)
 
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PraKs

Youngling
Thanks Sujoy

Out of my list is Canon IXUS 130, It has best description on Canon Site but found bad clarity on Flickr.

Made the Final List
Canon IXUS 110 IS
Canon IXUS 115 HS
Canon IXUS 220 HS

Sony H55
Sony H70
Sony WX1

Checking out Sony Range above.. Do give your feedback.
 

Sounava

In the zone
^ CMOS is newer tech and is better in the sense it helps in taking great videos and is supposedly less noisy. But this is true in DSLRs and in point and shoots it rarely makes any difference. Infact in some situations CCD's perform better in Point and shoots (FZ40 vs FZ100 comparison for example).
 

Sounava

In the zone
Things cannot be generalised as a particular brand. Comparisons happen between specific models in each category.

Availability of Panasonic models at the right price is a big problem in India. Canon IXUS series is definitely not bad either.
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
I think in the range of 15-20k panasonic beats all with TZ8, TZ10 and fz35:smile:

Under 15 there is more compitition of Sony and Canon.

Above 20k market is open for all :)
 

cyclops

Broken In
I think in the range of 15-20k panasonic beats all with TZ8, TZ10 and fz35:smile:

Under 15 there is more compitition of Sony and Canon.

Above 20k market is open for all :)

+ 1

Go for the TZ series, they are amazing. FZ would be big, which the OP does'nt want.
 

Sounava

In the zone
I think in the range of 15-20k panasonic beats all with TZ8, TZ10 and fz35:smile:

Under 15 there is more compitition of Sony and Canon.

Above 20k market is open for all :)
There is a reason I said availability of Pana models at the right price is a problem in India. TZ8 is "supposed" to retail @ 14.5k but you will not get this cam anywhere, and in the few places where available, the price is around 19k.

FZ35 is now no longer available. Completely replaced by FZ40. But still, when it was available, the price was 15k only in the grey market. Availability was 0 in retail chains. In Panasonic showrooms it was 27k.
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
oooh difficult to get...how about ebay:razz: anyways thats sad for panasonic...I have seen some great pics from a member having tz10 here
 

Sounava

In the zone
^ Panasonic produces some extremely good cameras and at a competitive price, but sadly their distribution system is broken in India and the Panasonic Brand Shop owners stay under a rock to even utter those exorbitant prices. Truly sad.
 
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PraKs

Youngling
Panasonic might have good cams, but rare to find. I can see them only on ebay & letsbuy.

Tough to find in stores even Panasonic shops dont have most models. I really doubt on their service part.
 
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PraKs

Youngling
Checked Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3.

Mind blowing clarity.. Anyone can tell me how service of Pana Cams ?
 

sujoyp

Grand Master
Checked Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZR3.

Mind blowing clarity.. Anyone can tell me how service of Pana Cams ?

yup panasonic cams have great pic quality:razz:

dont ask about service centers.:sad:..even nikon dont have them...I have now 50k cost of nikon equipments and no service center in my city Nagpur...Its directly in mumbai
 
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