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Compact and CF cards

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Dec 12, 2007 20:36 |  #1

I'm interesting in looking up a compact camera for a 3 month wilderness trip.

Here are some of the things to consider:

First of all, I've been usuing Canon digital SLR's for about 3 years now so keep that in mind, in other words - I dont think I'll be able to put up with a little compact that is too limiting. I want to have a decent amount of control over the pictures...otherwise that will dirve me crazy.

The other thing, I have a tone of CF memory, I dont want to switch memory styles.

Also, if there was a camera that had some wicked awesome battery would be cool!

Price isnt as much of a deal as function, smallness, and battery life.

Any suggestions?

Thanks all,

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Dec 13, 2007 02:26 |  #2
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There are many very good compact cameras on the market, which will fit all your needs. For example Canon S5 IS, G9, 720 IS, Nikon P5100, Olympus SP-560 UZ etc.
You said battery life is an important point. You have to obtain AA lithium, CRV3, or AA Oxyride batteries.

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Dec 13, 2007 02:33 |  #3
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i would definitely look into the g9

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Dec 13, 2007 03:40 as a reply to  @ viperx27's post |  #4

You'll be hard pressed to find a compact with CF card these days, but SD cards are much cheaper so it's not too bad, but after what you've said I'd go with the G9.

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