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Well my dad is buying a new camera (tired of using mine, quite frankly I am to lol) anyways he was thinking of the Canon SX10IS, how is this for cameras around the 400 CAD range?

For my sake, how well would it take pictures with out the flash? Because my current camera has so much blur with out the flash it's annoying.
Edit: what resolution are the videos that it takes?
Edited by caraboose - 12/21/08 at 11:06am
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640 x 480 is the video resolution according to the specs.

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...elTechSpecsAct
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It's a point and shoot, so it will take decent pictures without a flash only with plenty of light. For indoor low light, it will require higher ISOs, which means a ton of noise. DSLRs are best there.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 12/21/08 at 11:51am
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This is the best P&S in the market; Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

The only problem is that it has barely no zoom.

The other best option is the Canon G10.

But to agree with GoneTomorrow, Dslrs rule when it comes to noise performance
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So would this camera be well worth the $400CAD?
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Originally Posted by caraboose View Post
So would this camera be well worth the $400CAD?
If you realize that it will only take good shots with plenty of light, then yes, you can't go wrong with any of the Powershot series.
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Would there be a better camera for the $400 ball park that has good optical zoom, and good mega pixels that can take good pictures with low light?
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How much would a lens that has more then 5x optical zoom (preferably 10 or more), for the G10
Edited by caraboose - 12/21/08 at 3:55pm
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Hmm, I would recommend your earlier suggestion of the Panasonic DMC-LX3 over a G10, even with it's reduced focal range. The G10's high ISO noise performance is a step backwards, really terrible for a $400 camera. The LX3 however is decent for a p&s.

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ca...ot_g10-review/
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/pa...ew/index.shtml

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How much would a lens that has more then 5x optical zoom (preferably 10 or more), for the G10
The G10 isn't an interchangeable lens camera, if that's what you're getting at. How large of a camera are you looking for? Cameras that are in the size category of the G10, SX10IS, etc. aren't going to do much better than 3-5x. If you want a greater focal range, you need an ultra-zoom, like a Nikon Coolpix P80 (18x). However, there aren't many new offerings in this category because there are more entry level DSLRs these days.

Speaking of which, if you're considering spending over $400 for an advanced point-and-shoot, then you're also in the price range for an entry-level DSLR. You said you wanted good low-light/flashless performance, which is what you will get with a DSLR.

The Olympus E420 is the smallest DSLR on the market and one of the most inexpensive. For the same price as a G10 or an LX3, you can have a E420 with a kit lens and significantly better performance in all aspects:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...al_Camera.html
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