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Oct. 20, 2009, 11:22 a.m.
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i'm looking to purchase a point and shoot camera but that is as close to a digital slr as possible. there are so many out there so i thought, nsmb! answer to all life's questions…

recommendations?? would like to stay under $1000…

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Oct. 20, 2009, 11:27 a.m.
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You can find a Canon G11 for like $500ish if you look.

Oct. 20, 2009, 11:56 a.m.
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Just kidding, the Lumix LX4 seems to fit the bill. Or as Sekter said the G10 is also a great Point and shot.

another option if you are looking for portability but are looking for something that handles low light better then a digi P[HTML_REMOVED]S the Olympus Pen might be worth looking into.

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Oct. 20, 2009, 12:10 p.m.
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leica m9?

meh

Oct. 20, 2009, 12:21 p.m.
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leica for sure and the PEN looks good. i'm also looking at the lumix tc-1 (waterproof/shock/dust)

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Oct. 20, 2009, 1:19 p.m.
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Second the G11. It's the closest I have seen to DSPR in a point and shoot.

Oct. 20, 2009, 1:45 p.m.
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I was looking at the Canons actually. Has anyone ever taken a G11 out in the field? Is it pretty bulky? Feels like it would break easily?

I go out in the backcountry for snowboarding a lot and really like the ability to grab and shoot quickly without worrying to much about the camera but also getting the shot.

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Oct. 20, 2009, 3:32 p.m.
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I was looking at the Canons actually. Has anyone ever taken a G11 out in the field? Is it pretty bulky? Feels like it would break easily?

I go out in the backcountry for snowboarding a lot and really like the ability to grab and shoot quickly without worrying to much about the camera but also getting the shot.

My wife has a G9 which I use occassionally. Bulky? Yep, compared to the credit-card size point-and-shoots - but there is definitely more creative control with the Canon, and it's still way more compact than my Olympus (the smallest DSLR made). It seems pretty hefty and well built.

Not sure what they've done with the G10 or G11, but I will caution this - the manual focus on the G9 is so difficult to use that it's not worth trying. But if you're more interested in playing with aperture and speed, it's great.

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Also, as a point-and-shoot it's far better than my Olympus, which is pretty poor on automatic.

Oct. 20, 2009, 3:50 p.m.
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Panasonic/Lumix LX3 or Canon G11. They rule. The LX3 is a smaller, sleeker camera. The G11 is a bit bigger and probably tougher. Both are very nice.

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Oct. 20, 2009, 3:52 p.m.
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My Dad has used a G10 and a G11 a lot on back country quad trips and fishing trips. Althought slightly larger, it is far maore burly than you may think. It can take a bit of a beating.

Oct. 21, 2009, 10:09 a.m.
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Ok. So between the Panasonic/Lumix LX3 and the Canon G11, which one would be better for shutter lag? I know that point and shoots are never going to be great.

I like the idea of the smaller camera…. but don't want to lose the quality. And I've never owned a Panasonic. I've had a good history with canons. Any bad experiences with equipment failure?

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Oct. 21, 2009, 12:30 p.m.
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I bought a used G7 as a P[HTML_REMOVED]S to my Nikon D40 DSLR.

I find it great! although just too big to be pocketable. For that, go with the LX3.

Oct. 21, 2009, 2:38 p.m.
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With those two you'll definitely get the image quality. The Panasonic is much smaller, which for my big hands, was a bit of a pain. The ergonomics of the G10/G11 really work for me. Plus I like its more techy layout.

I tried them both and found the shutter lag to be very acceptable for this type of camera. You really need to go and handle them for yourself. It's like Bell vs Giro - one will almost certainly work better for you than the other.

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Dec. 6, 2010, 9:01 a.m.
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Cool … first three posts on the new account all with the same external link!!

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Edit: seems the spam is deleted, so this post will make no sense at all!

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Dec. 6, 2010, 9:04 a.m.
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If you are thinking you may want a DSLR in the future and are wanting a camera that can compliment it go with the Canon S95. Gives you all the adjustment capabilities of a DSLR in a P[HTML_REMOVED]S sized camera for around $400. It has two separate control rings that give you full manual capabilities, RAW format, 2.0 aperture and HD Video.

If not then look into the G series.

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