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Recommend me a compact for landscapes
Hi.

My mate  who knows nothing about photography  is looking for a good compact for taking landscape pictures. He goes hill walking a lot and wants to take decent pictures. He like my Panasonic TZ5, but I thought I'd see if there was anything cheaper and perhaps better to suit his needs..

Best Regards.Strelok..

Comments (7)

Get him to try the Canon 720IS..

Http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canona720is/.

This will be different enough to your camera to encourage some healthy competition and comparisoms. It's got a little viewfinder for when the light is too bright for the LCD, will need to go in a bigger pocket so won't be quite so convenient as yours, isn't quite so wide-angled as yours so will give a more tightly framed landscape and might encourage the use of Canon's Photostitch for panos. Will have nice Canon image quality etc..

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Comment #1

Make sure it has a 28mm or wider lens, I liked my Panasonic LX2, though an LX3 has just been announced if he can wait a while..

Alex.

Http://alexandjustine.smugmug.com/..

Comment #2

I agree with Alex, you should definitely consider something with a wide angle of 28mm or less. Typical compact cameras generally go no wider than 35-38mm and when shooting landscapes, W I D E is a necessity...

Comment #3

I agree with john farrar on the Canon A720. The Canon A590 IS also has very good IQ for scenic work. An extra wide angle lens is nice, but I wouldn't consider that feature a necessity. Forced to make the choice, I would always pick the better IQ..

Kelly Cook..

Comment #4

Strelok wrote:.

Hi.

My mate  who knows nothing about photography  is looking for a good.

If he does not know where he is going....

Compact for taking landscape pictures. He goes hill walking a lot andwants to take decent pictures. He like my Panasonic TZ5, but Ithought I'd see if there was anything cheaper and perhaps better.

... then any road (camera) will get him there..

If your mate knows nothing of photography, then he's not discriminating enough to care about image quality, much less verge into pixel-peeping..

Get him the camera that feels best in his hands and that he finds easiest to operate. Any compact from a major brand will do for his needs, but not those lovable but quirky compacts designed for serious photographers (Sigma DP1, Ricoh GR-D and GX series, etc.).

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Comment #5

DavidMaven wrote:.

Strelok wrote:.

Hi.

My mate  who knows nothing about photography  is looking for a good.

If he does not know where he is going....

Compact for taking landscape pictures. He goes hill walking a lot andwants to take decent pictures. He like my Panasonic TZ5, but Ithought I'd see if there was anything cheaper and perhaps better.

... then any road (camera) will get him there..

If your mate knows nothing of photography, then he's notdiscriminating enough to care about image quality, much less vergeinto pixel-peeping..

I can't agree that a knowledge of photography is necessary to care about image quality..

Alex.

Http://alexandjustine.smugmug.com/..

Comment #6

I agree that lack of knowledge does not *preclude* a desire for image quality, but my point was that any major brand P&S set on fully auto-everything will produce good enough results in the absence of any other image quality criteria being specified..

The OP said nothing about needing a certain level of image quality or any other attribute; the desire for a "good compact" camera is far too ambiguous to make a specific recommendation of brand and model..

Alex Leach wrote:.

DavidMaven wrote:.

Strelok wrote:.

Hi.

My mate  who knows nothing about photography  is looking for a good.

If he does not know where he is going....

Compact for taking landscape pictures. He goes hill walking a lot andwants to take decent pictures. He like my Panasonic TZ5, but Ithought I'd see if there was anything cheaper and perhaps better.

... then any road (camera) will get him there..

If your mate knows nothing of photography, then he's notdiscriminating enough to care about image quality, much less vergeinto pixel-peeping..

I can't agree that a knowledge of photography is necessary to careabout image quality..

Alex.

Http://alexandjustine.smugmug.com/.

Galleries: http://www.dheller.net.

I am one of the few who decry elitism...

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