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Old 02-04-2012, 07:54 PM
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Don't waste your time with rechargeable batteries, IMO. I bought some for my camera. Yes, they do recharge, but they go to "low battery" warning within a few minutes of putting fresh ones in. And they don't hold a charge all the time while sitting. Get the Lithiums, IMO.
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:16 PM
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Don't waste your time with rechargeable batteries, IMO. I bought some for my camera. Yes, they do recharge, but they go to "low battery" warning within a few minutes of putting fresh ones in. And they don't hold a charge all the time while sitting. Get the Lithiums, IMO.
^This^. My DSLR came with rechargeable batteries and I never had any luck with them.
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Old 02-05-2012, 01:03 AM
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I love my Panasonic Zs3, which is no longer being made. It has 12x zoom, HD video and I ve gotten some excellent shots with it. There are new versions of it now. I think Amazon sells the zs9 for under $200 and if you don't care about a stereo mic then it would probably be a good buy. I have a zs10 as well which has a ton of awesome features but I think I'm probably going to sell it. While the sound would be great for normal video stuff, it's just too muffled for concert footage. Neither of these cameras tend to have the distortion issues with concert footage though, like most P&S and camcorders have. Otherwise, I like it fine so far (have only had it a couple weeks, so haven't tested it a lot) and all the crazy features are interesting.

Anyway the Panasonic ZS line are "travel zoom" cameras - intended to be excellent, compact travel cameras. I've had the zs3 for a couple years and have been extremely happy with it for both it's photos and it's video capabilities for a P&S camera. It's a good size too!
Is that what you have been using for your photos? I have/had the same camera, only one I've used for the last year or so and I completely loved it. I got my ZS3 November 2010 and it was perfect for everything I needed. The low light was rough and sometimes the color didn't come out perfectly, but I really, really loved that camera.

Unfortunately, just a few weeks ago it died on me and is gone for good. Told my friends I felt like I had lost an arm and a leg.

Some of my favorite shots from the Panasonic DMC-ZS3









Actually I have been looking for a replacement Point and Shoot (though have made it my priority to hunt for a good deal on a DSLR). How is the ZS10 in comparison to the ZS3, just for normal, every day pictures?
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:38 AM
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This was bumped up to a higher priority. I pulled the camera out on Saturday to take some new pictures of the house and it was giving me a 'zoom error' or a 'battery empty' error. The batteries were new, I bought them last week because I knew I was going to be needing the camera.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:06 AM
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I just had to replace my P&S, the old one was a Sony Cybershot and I don't recommend it. It was ok, but annoyed me to no end for a variety of reasons, mostly that it didn't have a very responsive shutter time and I was constantly "missing" pictures. A real drag since I mostly take pictures of my dogs. Also it didn't take very nice pictures in low light/indoors.

I replaced it with a Canon Powershot (I got the A2300) and so far I've been very happy with it, although I've had it less than a week. It comes with its own little rechargeable battery.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:57 AM
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I had a Canon PowerShot before I got my DSLR and liked it a LOT, I just wanted the ability to have interchangable lenses and work more in manual if I chose. My PowerShot was 6yo and still going strong when I accidentally dropped it in the lake...
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Old 04-09-2012, 12:36 PM
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I don't know much about cameras, so not much help. I just wanted to say what nice pictures those are Equinox....just gorgeous. Not only the subject matter itself and the quality, but you seem to be good at capturing just the right thing at the right time. Really nice!
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:59 PM
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I've been looking a cameras at work (shhhh). Anyone have any experience with the Cannon PowerShot SX130 IS?
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I had a Canon PowerShot before I got my DSLR and liked it a LOT,
Canon PowerShot cameras, definitely. Best P&S I ever owned. I've tried the Nikon Coolpix and I can't work the thing to save my life.
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Old 04-09-2012, 03:22 PM
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I have this sony cybershot
http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cyber-Sho...002882&sr=8-23



It's a lovely little camera works well and takes nice pictures, fast!
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