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    Buying a point and shoot

    Howdy,

    I am sure I have seen these threads pop up from time to time, but buggered if I can find one!

    My wifes poor old olympus has finally died, so its time to replace. I have been doing the old DPReview thing quite a bit today and am at my wits end! To be honest and maybe this is the joys of having DSLR's (and even, heavens forbid, shooting film), the sample of everything I have looked at leave a lot to be desired....... I find it totally idiotic that they try and cram 14MP into a sensor the size of your finger nail

    Anyhow, this is getting way off subject, as we are talking P&S cameras and I shouldn't expect DSLR and bridge capabilities. Does anyone have a preference for a P&S compact, with a modest zoom (5x minimal would be good up to 10x) that they are happy with. Absolute maximum price is $400.

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    not up with the compacts Hoffy, but I think I'd be looking for a good secondhand Panasonic LX-3 or Canon G9/10.

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    I can recommend the Canon G11 or the newer G12, they are a great mid compact with alot of capabilities and works well in point and shot mode but can be placed in full manual mode as well.

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    I think you should be able to find a good second hand G9 on the Bay that won't dissapoint at all.

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    Don't be afraid to look at the Richo offerings, The CX3 and 4 look pretty good
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    Thanks for your replies guys. Richie, the GS range are a bit too bridge like (ok for me, but wifey wanted something a bit smaller) for the intended purpose. Mark, Ricoh hey? I wish as 10MP sounds much better then 14, but I couldn't get my hands one one in the required time frame (Tues is the wifes Birthday). In the end, I found a superseded Fuji F200EXR, that fared much better in reviews then ANYTHING in the same price range that has come out in the last 12 months.

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    Having used a G9 for the last few years as my point and shoot, I'd happily say the G11/12 is a great investment.

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