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post #11 of 24
Fujifilm seems to have some great offerings (specs on paper look very nice for the price. They stay well below $300 even for a 30x zoom P&S but it isn't very portable). I'm just confused why the prices are so low.
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I'm going to stay away from the refurbished cameras. I really think I would end up getting burned on that and the thing would die after a short period of time.

The S95 only does 720p movies. Is this enough? Yes, it probably is. But I do like the idea of being able to do full 1080p movies with a camera.

I read this review on the S95. I'm really impressed, but I don't like the below average battery life, and the 24fps 720p video. The video they showed on the website was not terrible, but it would be nice for it to be less choppy.

I would probably get something like this for a memory card.
Edited by Greg121986 - 8/14/11 at 8:00am
post #13 of 24
There's really nothing wrong with refurb cameras. I've bought several and they've never had issues. The way I see it is that they've already had issues and all of them have been repaired and inspected, so it should be even higher quality than a brand new product.
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Refurb stuff scares me. I recently bought a Refurb Razer Mamba and it died after 7 months. Apples to oranges, I know, but I'm still weary.
post #15 of 24
Get Olympus EP1 with kit lens

It has a bigger sensor (micro 4/3) with better image quality and noise performance. Also its an interchangeable lens camera so you can buy lens according to your needs. It got some cool art filters as well. And in full auto mode, it is as good as any point and shoot. It trumps all "big" sensor P&S from Nikon and Canon. And if you think kit lens is too big, get the Panny's 20 F/1.7 pancake lens.
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There's really nothing wrong with refurb cameras. I've bought several and they've never had issues. The way I see it is that they've already had issues and all of them have been repaired and inspected, so it should be even higher quality than a brand new product.
This is actually very true. Personally every refurb product I've ever purchased was super solid and stable, actually seemed more so than the original. I have a refurb laptop, it is better than the original because they fixed the flaws that it came with right off the line. Same with my Zune and a couple hard-drives I had. Refurb is not the red-headed step child, it's the wounded blonde who got back up and started working out again.
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Get Olympus EP1 with kit lens

It has a bigger sensor (micro 4/3) with better image quality and noise performance. Also its an interchangeable lens camera so you can buy lens according to your needs. It got some cool art filters as well. And in full auto mode, it is as good as any point and shoot. It trumps all "big" sensor P&S from Nikon and Canon. And if you think kit lens is too big, get the Panny's 20 F/1.7 pancake lens.
I'm not so into photography that I would buy other lenses. I also don't want to lug a camera around that has a big lens. It's a must for me to have a "compact" camera that fits into my pocket.
post #18 of 24
It wouldn't hurt to try getting a refurb camera again since it's basically a product that has been sent back and well, remade and resold but at a lower price.
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post #19 of 24
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Any other advice? I'm going to look at the S95 when I go to Worst Buy to pickup me 32GB Touchpad today. I won't be ordering for a few weeks. I think I can have a friend give me an employee price on the camera.
post #20 of 24
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*EDIT* Does Sony make decent cameras? This one looks really thin, is "water proof and shock proof" which seems kind of nice. I cannot swim so I wouldn't need to take it below 5 meters of water. It would be nice to not have to worry about minor water damage to the camera. I could also pack it into my suitcase on the plane and not worry about shock.
Since I'm a Sony guy I'll chime in here, as a whole, they are actually pretty good (I still get decent shots with my old W110) and the X10 is supposed to be pretty good but bringing it into water may not be the best idea as sand will get stuck in the slider and ruin your paintwork if you use it with sand under it.

On the question of a camera though, refurb S95 like already suggested is a great idea, but that Sony you linked wouldn't be at all bad, just maybe not work using it in the water
    
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