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Old 11th of July 2006 (Tue)   #1
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Default I just recommended away from Canon...

... *lowers head... sob*

I friend was about to buy the Canon IXUS65 (SD630) but I said "STOP!". I turned her to the Panasonic Lumix FX-01.

With a 28mm equiv on the wide end (the IXUS is 35mm), Mega O.I.S (IXUS doesn't have IS), ISO1600 (IXUS' max is 800) and a Leitz DC Vario-Elmarit lens (the IXUS isn't "L" but I don't think this means much in compacts anyway) I felt obliged to push for the better deal.

Also the Lumix was cheaper....
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Old 11th of July 2006 (Tue)   #2
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Old 11th of July 2006 (Tue)   #3
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Default Re: I just recommended away from Canon...

i have the panasonic fx9, and it rocks! I couldn't be happier with my little p n s, in fact, i just got a merit tonite at the photo club for a piccie from my fx9.
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Default Re: I just recommended away from Canon...

Say 5 Hail Canons and send a donation to POTN and you will be forgiven.

Really though I think it best to advise your friend to get to most for their money for their type of shooting. I got my girfriend a Sony T1 last Christmas becaure she's a P&S kinda gal. I'm working on her though and slowly getting her used to my 20D backup
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Default Re: I just recommended away from Canon...

This kind of behaviour is only acceptable within limits.
Anyone suggesting a Nosy or a Noink should be banished.
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Default Re: I just recommended away from Canon...

Good choice, I was considering getting one for a P&S also. None of the Canon ones seemed to catch my attention.
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Old 11th of July 2006 (Tue)   #7
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I like the SD700 IS for an "in pocket" camera. I was impressed by the IS. I purposely shook a bit while taking a shot, and it came out ever so sharp. It was a pleasant surprise.
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Default Re: I just recommended away from Canon...

That's ok,
I often recommend the Nikon D50 over the XT and many non Canon lenses over comparable Canon lenses. Haven't been beat up once yet...

Camera and lenses are just a tool to capture light. Canon doesn't make stuff that fits everyone's needs. Sometimes other makers do a better job filling the photographic needs of some.
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Old 12th of July 2006 (Wed)   #9
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Recommended away from Canon

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Old 12th of July 2006 (Wed)   #10
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Don't worry, if you hear some black helicopters , they are just the local canon inforcement group

I can understand why you recommend that camera tho. I believe in the best product for price.

However I don't think that the D50 is better than the XT. Hell it can't even take a battery grip, what's the point in that.
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Default Re: I just recommended away from Canon...

O-aky./ we have no problem with the Lumix over the Canon P&S.. (seriously cool cameras those Lumix)

But Tee Why spends 30 days on the cooler for even mentioning Noink!
And another 30 for the recomendation and not seeing the tongues firmly planted in cheeks...
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Old 13th of July 2006 (Thu)   #12
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Default Re: I just recommended away from Canon...

*GASP* You recommend D50 over 350XT? Wah... I'd recommend a *IST DL over the 350XT cos of the sexy huge viewfinder but I don't see antyhing about the D50 that does better than the XT

I just spent an hour playing with my friend's Lumix, and wow it's photos are nice. The 28mm wide is definitely a plus, considering EVERYTHING else these days starts at 35mm (PnS).

I also took 10min VGA movie 16:9... pretty nice!!
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the pannys are pretty nice... (i'd probably get one if I had the cash)

The *ist DL is a bit of a sexy camera - it looks pretty much like an XT though, but I'd happily have one.
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In before the ban :P
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I had several Panasonics over the last three years and they are my first choice and recommendation. As a package for P&S style shooting they are hard to beat.
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