Looking to buy SLR-Like camera; which ones the best?

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  1. lasershot

    lasershot TPF Noob!

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    Ok, I've narrowed my search down to these

    Canon SX100 IS
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_sx100is.asp

    Canon Powershot S5 IS
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_s5is.asp

    Canon Powershot S3 IS
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_s3is.asp

    Kodak Z712
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Kodak/kodak_z712.asp

    Kodak Z710
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Kodak/kodak_z710.asp

    I'm not ready for an DSLR yet because I don't think I should buy one yet. I want to buy one of these to get my feet in the water. I'm not sure which one though...

    Which one? Any suggestions?
     
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    Olympus just came out with an 8 MP and 18X zoom and wide angle camera.........less than $400.

    I've seen it and pictures that have been taken with it. Beautiful for someone who really doesn't want an SLR......

    Fuji has also come out with one similar to this.

    I'm sure other companies have, as well, but these are just two that I know about first hand.

    Here's a link to the Olympus one.....
    Olympus SP-560 UZ digital camera specifications: Digital Photography Review
     
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    lasershot TPF Noob!

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    I'll have to take a look at it thanks :D
     
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    sabbath999 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Me, I would buy the Powershot S3 IS as the most bang for the bucks...

    They are a nice little camera. I like the S5 even better, but I am not convinced it is worth the extra money
     
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    Thats the same one I considered the most Sabbath..
     
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    solrac8126 TPF Noob!

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    i had the s5, and it was great!
    I sold it to buy a 400d but it was great....
    you can see a couple of pics on my flikr....
     
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    The image quality looks excellent! That might be the camera I buy!
     
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    I would fork out the extra hundred or two and get an actual SLR like a D40. yes it may be only a 6MP but with a good lens it'll be much better than any SLR-Like Camera.
     
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    Thats what I want to do. However I'm not sure if my budget will fit that at the time... I'll take a look though!
     
  10. Brian L

    Brian L TPF Noob!

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    Now I am just a noob so you can take my advice or leave it. I bought the fujifilm finepix s700. I posted a full review in the review section of these forums. I have been having lots of fun with the camera. I know a little bit but still learning lots.

    I was in the same boat as you were. Wanting something that I could point shoot if needed with great picture quality. Or able to use a full manual mode for setting everything myself. Here are some pics that I took in all different modes and how they turned out.

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    Hope this helps with a camera but if there is a photo guy out there with lots of info and can direct you better listen to him. Figured I would try to help a noob out cause im a noob.....
     
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    for a slr like I would get the Panasonic FZ-50 but like most suggest if you could I would see if I could save up for a good Dslr and lenses you can get a Olympus 510 kit with 2 lenses for around 850 and it has a lot of good options.
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    All photos were shot Raw and PP. If you want to see more with the FZ-50 just hit the link in my sig
     
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    Wow those pics are great from the fz50. I think Im going to return my finepix s700 and get the lunix. Huge difference.
     

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