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    Compact recommendation

    Hi all,
    I'm in the market for a compact/pocket camera around approx. $500. I have a Canon DSLR and this one will be used also by my wife, but I also want good flexibility and control. Can anyone recommend a few good ones for me to look at? I did find the Panasonix LX5 which I thought was great, but it has a lens cap instead of the standard sliding cover, which will be annoying for the type of use it will get by the range of users. I'm hoping someone can help???

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    Probably the top compact camera within your price range (a little over) is the Olympus XZ-1.

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/OlympusXZ1/

    It will have a separate lens cap too but that is the price you will pay for a fast zoom lens which will help with low light photography and giving limited depth of field (when required).
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    Hi dleesteere.
    I think you are asking too general a question. You will end up with a thousand replies like you did for your printer query. Please specify some of the uses you (plural, of course) are thinking about.
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    I have the xz-1 & really like it, I had an old Olympus 1.7tc to extend the range out to 200mm. I have just bought the macro light for it ( to shoot fungi)

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    or if you want to shoot RAW, check out the Canon S95 or Lumix DMC-LX5
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    another one for the Canon S95. I just bought one

    Cameralab have got decent reviews ,check them out
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