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The Bellinghman
Date: 2010-05-12 10:52
Subject: AKICOLJ
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My 5 year old Casio Excilim has died. Rather, its lens is not zooming properly, graunching in and out and not actually zooming properly.

So I'm looking for a new camera, one that can fit in a (possibly large) pocket as opposed to a full DSLR. I'm also looking at the possibility of something that I can take down under instead of lugging my DSLR all that way, so a bridge camera of some sort seems indicated. Oh, and the Canon G11, though very nice looking, is more than I'm looking to spend.

So, small, light, decent sensor, good optics, good digital zoom (to go from macro all the way out to telephoto equivalent). GPS tagging looks like a cute idea. Movie clips nice, but not required. Weirdo memory cards disliked (Sony, I'm looking at you) but not a deal-breaker.

Suggestions? Recommendations? Warnings? Digital cameras killed the film industry, you insensitive clod?
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Sarcasticia Nitpickerson
User: tisiphone
Date: 2010-05-12 11:10 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Mine (3 months old) came with a tether for the lens cap that attaches to one of the strap attachment points. Also came with a decent neck strap, which I promptly set on fire. This is unfortunate, because the strap attachment points are very, very small (it is a twee little thing, isn't it?) and I haven't been able to replace it with another neck strap, but only a wrist strap, which I don't prefer.
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The Magician
User: the_magician
Date: 2010-05-12 17:04 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It may be a stupidly obvious thing to suggest, but perhaps you could find a friend that's into fishing who could give you some fishing line to make loops that will go through the attachment points on the camera and give you a larger "hole" for a regular strap to connect to?

A touch of glue on the knot of the fishing line will help reassure you it's not going to undo and drop the camera unexpectedly.
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