PowerShot G11 vs S90 (or else?)

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    I need a decent camera for times when i dont have my DSLR at hand, something small and handy i always carry in my jacket or so..what would you get?
     
  2. G11. Get the under-water case too, for summer!
     
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    Yer kidding.

    I looked at some of the reviews and the G11 has too much stuff for it to be a simple point and shoot camera. Remember, i want this to be a pocket camera, i dont need all of these functions. Also, the difference in image quality seems to be minimal and do i really need 1/4000 shutter speed on a p&s? Why bother?

    The S90 is looking mighty good right now but of course i am open for other suggestions as well.
     
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    Judging from the last post, then any high end p&s is going to be overkill... that includes the canon g series, panasonic lx3, s90, etc....

    I think you should consider the latest of the lumix ZS/TZ line. I've been totally happy with my tz5 and I hear the later models keep getting better. Keep in mind most p&s have limitations..(high iso)
     
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    I do want nice image quality but not too much stuff to consider when i shoot. The G11 is really nice but has too many features and its too bulky so i could might as well carry ma DSLR with me:)
     
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    The price and features usually go along with the image quality in part because the P&S high end and regular P&S fulfill different needs and price points. G11, LX3, S90 etc.. are expensive cameras when compared to the regular P&S models. As such, companies need to incorporate much of the features as to bring consumers to the table and to justify the high cost. Keep in mind, that many of the high end P&S also incorporate a lot of auto-everything type functions as well... so they may just be as easy to use as a regular P&S but with a much thicker manual to figure out.

    I tend to fall into the category of the high end P&S and my personal choice has been the Panasonic LX3. I do however have the TZ5 (as I mentioned) that is more along the lines of a regular point and shoot. It is compact, simple use, the IQ is good if you stay at low ISOs with good light, and they come equipped with a very long focal range. It still doesn't come close to the IQ of the LX3 but at less than half the cost, I don't expect it to. Here is a sample from the TZ5. This is non-cropped, in camera processed JPG, at the longest focal length:

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    The TZ5 has long been replaced by newer models which I assume are an improvement; research would have to confirm.
     
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    i tried to find the follow up camera of the TZ5 but looks like Lumix went with different names or something so i dont know what it is..too bad..

    they will release like 3 cameras in feb, wich look interesting..still, anyone has any recommendation, let me know please.
     
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    ZS7 = TZ10
    ZS5 = TZ8
    ZS3 = TZ7
    ZS1 = TZ6

    Yup they renamed them recently... The ZS7 and ZS5 were just announced so you won't find information regarding them yet. The ZS3 and ZS1 were released a year ago as a pair together.

    This should be of some interest:

    'Compact Super Zoom' Camera Group Test (Q2 2009) Review: 1. Introduction: Digital Photography Review

    I don't know what prompted the model name change but the "TZ" designation used to mean "travel zoom" meaning lots of zoom and very compact.
     
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    Here's another vote for the Panasonic TZ series, or its newer replacement. Smallish, solidly-built, good optical stabilization system, plenty of zoom range,looks good, feels good,shoots good. Much smaller and more svelte than the Canon G-series models. What's not to like?
     

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