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Need a pocket compact with good images

  • tezza

    Joined Travelfish
    13th April, 2006
    Posts: 1289
    Total reviews: 61

    I travel real light. For years that meant no camera - I get a real giggle these days from all those travellers dragging around the huge expensive digital SLRs with multiple lenses and other junk. Oh baby, they point it into the breeze on speedboats in bumpy conditions - what does that do to the lens? Operating systems? What if they fall head over turkey getting out of the boat as I did last Thailand trip - fortunately with Lady Tezza's ancient pocket cheapy, which was my backup camera (another fortunately - we got the card out real quick - saved the pix although the camera was stone dead).

    The era of the compact digital pocket point-and-shoot means I'm back in the pix game. But my current >$aud100 Olympus takes crap shots: I figure the lens is made of recycled Coke bottles at that price. They aint sharp and the colours are all over the place. Okay, the basic Windows photo editor on my computer can turn them into half decent pix - but I'm after the other half.
    Unfortunately I'm a bit dollars-challenged. Sub $us200 is preferrable but I'd go to $us300.


    Any suggestions would be appreciated. Key points: pocket sized, not expensive.

    #1 Posted: 21/12/2013 - 00:53

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  • goonistik

    Joined Travelfish
    7th January, 2010
    Posts: 516

    Maybe this if you are want something that waterproof to 16ft.

    http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMC-TS20D

    For something smaller

    http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMC-F5K

    http://shop.panasonic.com/shop/model/DMC-XS1W

    #2 Posted: 21/12/2013 - 02:04

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