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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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User: pir
Date: 2010-05-12 12:17 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I've got a G9 and haven't yet seen any reason to upgrade further to a G10 or G11. Older versions might be fine for you and cheaper.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2010-05-12 12:42 (UTC)
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A good point - looking at the specs, if I had the G9 there'd be little advantage to changing to the G11.
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