View Full Version : what is the best p+s between $300-500?

06-24-2007, 06:57 PM
ok- i allready have a Nikon D50, but i am looking for an advanced P+S between USD $300-500. here are some of the things i am going to be using it for...

1. child photography(currently 1 year)
2. landscape
3. travel
4. city (d50 will be used most though for this)

and here is what i want/looking for

1. very good image quality
2. good movie mode
3. good build/reliability
4. 6mp+... 8mp is preferred

here is what i am currently looking at...

1. Sony H9
2. Canon S3/S5
3. Canon a560/570
4. ???

anyways- any help would be appreciated. also, it must be sold at best buy, i cannot get it anywhere else

06-25-2007, 01:32 PM
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06-25-2007, 01:41 PM
Sony H9 or Lumix Fz8 or Canon G7

06-25-2007, 04:26 PM



Dont really care- i would prefer a size like the S3/H9


Megapixles: 6+

Zoom: i prefer a superzoom

Image quality: i would like the best possible for the price and type of camera i am buying

Manual Controls: yes- preferably

General Usage

Used For: Indoor(children mostly), landscape, city,...

Prints: viewed mostly on a computer screen(full size)

Action Photos: some may be taken, but i will mostly use my D50 for that


Brands: i love nikon(slrs great, p + s are just ok), i hate canon slrs but the P + s are great, and sony is another fine option

Models i have in mind: Canon S3/S5, Sony H9, Panasonic...?

Specific wants: IS/VR/OIS mode, good zoom range, good flash

so i guess- what i really want/need is a superzoom. so between the Canon S3, the S5, the Sony H9, and the panasonic superzooms- what is the best?

thanks for any help

06-25-2007, 07:28 PM
Sony H9 or Lumix Fz8 or Canon G7

Repeat :) ;)

06-25-2007, 10:49 PM
Repeat :) ;)

Sony H9: might be good- but here is why i have decided i dont like it: short battery life, image quality not as good as canon s3, people have a whole bunch of funky problems with it(but i will still look at it in the store)

Panasonic: image quality; strange colors, and the grain is outrageous(grain at 100)

Canon g7: i would love to- it looks like a great camera, but as i said before- i can only buy from best buy- and it is not sold there.

so, anyways- i think i will either be going with the sony h9, or the canon s3/s5. which one of of these is the best?

06-26-2007, 12:23 AM
Go for the S5is :)

06-26-2007, 10:55 AM
H9 got a bad review here. I've heard Canon A570, A710 and A630 are almost as good as G7 but smaller and a lot cheaper.