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    Taxboy
    Taxboy  12197 forum posts
    27 Mar 2011 - 5:52 PM

    I've tried a quickk search on this forum but the posts I turned up are now a couple of years out of date.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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    youmightlikethis
    youmightlikethis e2 Member 121010 forum postsyoumightlikethis vcard Scotland
    27 Mar 2011 - 7:07 PM

    look at sony cybershot/canon powershot range

    GlennH
    GlennH  91918 forum posts France1 Constructive Critique Points
    27 Mar 2011 - 11:43 PM

    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.

    Last Modified By GlennH at 27 Mar 2011 - 11:45 PM Helpful Post! This post was flagged as helpful
    joshwa
    joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3601 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
    1 Apr 2011 - 9:27 AM

    Have a look at the SX220:
    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/canon-powershot-sx220-hs-digital-camera-review...
    or TZ18:
    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/panasonic-lumix-tz18-digital-camera-review-159...

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