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Wide Angle Lens vs Slim Camera

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Old June 23rd 04, 10:06 PM
Steve Almond
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Default Wide Angle Lens vs Slim Camera

I'm also interested in a wide zoom compact. The options seem to be (with my
interpretation of comments from the web):

Canon S60 (tests to come?)
Nikon 5400 (not as good as...)
Olympus 5060 (...this)
Minolta Dimage A1 (Getting bulky, pictures less impressive than Oly 5060)
Minolta Dimage A2 (bulky, expensive)
Canon Poweshot Pro1 (tests less well than most Canons)
Panasonic LC-1 (Wow!)
Leica Digilux 2 (Wow! +$400)

I look forward to comments from anyone with experience of any of these

(This is also crossposted to alt.comp.periphs.dcameras. Probably against the
law - sorry)

"Laura" wrote in message
I am looking into buying a new digital camera. I have been doing some
research, but keep running in circles about a few of the options. I
really like the Canon PowerShot S60 because it has the wide angle
lens, the slim size for carrying, the VGA movie mode, the 5 mega
pixels, and a few other options. My main concern is the wide angle
lens and the size. I don't want a large camera to carry around with a
new baby (so much stuff already). Also, I really want a camera that
has a good wide angle lens. I HATE always backing up to take
pictures. I am an interior designer and can never get a good picture
of regular size room . . . I need a good wide angle lens!! Is this
the best camera for me?? Do you have any suggestions?? They would be
greatly appreciated!!

Thanks so much,


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