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    Wondering whether to upgrade my ageing Olympus C-5050, while it's still worth something during trade-in. Was thinking:

    Panasonic TZ3
    Panasonic LX1/LX2
    Canon G9
    Ricoh GR Digital / 2
    Ricoh GX100
    Fuij F100fd (forthcoming)

    Raw shooter, with a hotshoe would be ideal. Size (nothing bigger than a G9) and image quality paramount: anyone have any suggestions for the shortlist or can share any gems of wisdoms about any of the above?

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    Re: Digicam recommendations

    Originally posted by Hiding_Pup View Post
    Wondering whether to upgrade my ageing Olympus C-5050, while it's still worth something during trade-in. Was thinking:

    Panasonic TZ3
    Panasonic LX1/LX2
    Canon G9
    Ricoh GR Digital / 2
    Ricoh GX100
    Fuij F100fd (forthcoming)

    Raw shooter, with a hotshoe would be ideal. Size (nothing bigger than a G9) and image quality paramount: anyone have any suggestions for the shortlist or can share any gems of wisdoms about any of the above?
    I think it's worth waiting for more details on the F100fd - it looks interesting, but how will it perform?

    I wish a manufacturer would release a high quality compact with usable ISO 800/1600. More chance if they stuck to 5 or 6 MP. 12MP on a compact sensor is pointless and does more to harm performance than to improve it.

    Regards,

    Zuiko
    John

    "A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there � even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity." ~ Robert Doisneau

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      Re: Digicam recommendations

      I'm waiting to see the recently announced Olympus FE 350.
      //http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/29_18539.htm

      I am an ex Fuji addict and the F100fd appeals but price may be a factor.
      http://www.fujifilm.co.uk/consumer/d...fd-119591/View

      Neither camera has a viewfinder which I like to compose with but the lack of Raw is not a problem.

      Regards. Barr1e
      Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

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        Re: Digicam recommendations

        Originally posted by Hiding_Pup View Post
        Wondering whether to upgrade my ageing Olympus C-5050, while it's still worth something during trade-in. Was thinking:

        Panasonic TZ3
        Panasonic LX1/LX2
        Canon G9
        Ricoh GR Digital / 2
        Ricoh GX100
        Fuij F100fd (forthcoming)

        Raw shooter, with a hotshoe would be ideal. Size (nothing bigger than a G9) and image quality paramount: anyone have any suggestions for the shortlist or can share any gems of wisdoms about any of the above?
        Do you need RAW and/or manual settings?

        I can highly recommend the forthcoming Panasonic Lumix TZ5 - I have posted some samples over at DPNow here:

        http://dpnow.com/4653.html

        Selected Fujis have superb performance at high ISOs - I have a two year old F11 and it's still very good in this respect. Most other manufacturers are now catching up.

        Ian
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