Looking for a compact point and shoot

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  1. memento

    memento No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    i found a lot of threads on dslr's but not a lot about current p&s's.
    any suggestions??
    i'm after something small enough to fit in my pocket and i have a $500 budget...
     
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    Canon S90 fits the bill...
     
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    Canon G11
     
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    Without knowing what you are shooting and what your comfort level (or desire) for manual control of the camera and necessity to shoot RAW images, hard to give a recommendation

    The G11 will be a bit tight in a pocket or will give a buldge... which might not be a bad thing for certain people ... :sexywink:
     
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    G11 is not "pocketable". The LX3 (my choice) is barely.. LX5 just got announce too.
     
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    S90.
     
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    My 9 year old daughter wanted a P&S for B. Day. Fujifilm XP: 5x optical zoom (non extending), video, large screen, shock-water-dust-freeze proof. Very small good little camera. She has it with her always and is taking loads of photographs and mini movies, which is exactly the point of a P&S. Less than $150 at Staples with online discounts and next day free delivery.
     
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    thanks for the responses.

    the G11 is a little big.
    the LX3/5 has potential.

    the three i've been looking at are Panasonic ZR1, Fuji F200 EXR and the S90.

    i think the S90 is going to win.
     

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