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I've tried a quickk search on this forum but the posts I turned up are now a couple of years out of date. I'm a regular SLR user over many years but now need a digital compact - primarily for a family wedding. The budget is £200'ish and ideally I'm looking for high quality images, portability, good flash performance and very little shutter lag if possible. Is it simply a matter of seeing what handles best for me in this price range or are there any clear winners ?
I have tried some internet research but the range of digicams is vast so any pointers to trim my search list down is much appreciated
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look at sony cybershot/canon powershot range
You could try the Canon PowerShot SX220 HS, which allows manual and semi-auto control, offers Full HD video shooting, and should have a pretty responsive performance. Flash output might be on the weak side, but can be supplemented with a slave unit, albeit at a cost.
Image quality won't vary vastly at this price point, and doesn't increase significantly until you reach the relatively expensive raw-capable compacts for an extra £150 - 200. Back-illuminated CMOS sensors are advertised as delivering better results at higher ISOs, but still you'd probably want to avoid high ISO settings where possible - especialy if you're used to DSLR quality.
Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ10 might be another option.
Have a look at the SX220:
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