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Who has the best auto mode in a P&S
I'm looking for a nice but very simple P&S for my wife. She is interested in the Kodak v1073 because of the hd dock and their Smart Capture setting..

Panasonic has iA Intelligent Auto mode & Sony has Intelligent Scene Recognition , not sure if there is any other options...

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Though I doubt this is what you wish to hear, any of them will perform superbly..

They will all do a very good job, and differences tend be extremely slight, within the same price point, among major manufacturers..

For the typical camera user,who will nothing more than turn the camera and click away, stay with a major brand & you'll be quite happy..

My wife loved her little Olympus, for years, until she really started comparing images taken with it, to those taken with my daughters Canon dslr..

Then my wife decided that having a super slim camera was not as important as getting a better picture. Though she still wanted as small a camera as possible..

After buying many cameras, she eventually decided on the Canon S5 IS..

I suggest you first decide just how much you wish to spend, then how large a camera you desire..

Give us that info, then we can give you some more qualified advice..

Dave PattersonMidwestshutterbug.com'When the light and composition are strong, nobodynotices things like resolution or pincushion distortion'Gary Friedman..

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I meant my wife loves her canon S3 IS, the S5 IS is the current model.Dave PattersonMidwestshutterbug.com'When the light and composition are strong, nobodynotices things like resolution or pincushion distortion'Gary Friedman..

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Sfl42511 wrote:.

Panasonic has iA Intelligent Auto mode & Sony has Intelligent SceneRecognition , not sure if there is any other options..

I may be wrong but those sound like marketing fluff. Certain scenes need intervention by the photographer no matter how many adjectives they add to "AUTO mode". Most cameras have auto scene modes that can help with some of those situations for a novice...

Comment #3

Fuji, Canon and Nikon cameras produce good colors and noise control..

Sfl42511 wrote:.

I'm looking for a nice but very simple P&S for my wife. She isinterested in the Kodak v1073 because of the hd dock and their SmartCapture setting.Panasonic has iA Intelligent Auto mode & Sony has Intelligent SceneRecognition , not sure if there is any other options..

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Very trick that the Kodak has a touchscreen LCD. No tests yet on the V1073, so we can only guess about it's performance. However, in that same price bracket you can get a Canon SD1100 IS or SX100 IS. That is serious competition for the Kodak..

Kelly Cook..

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Sfl42511 wrote:.

I'm looking for a nice but very simple P&S for my wife. She isinterested in the Kodak v1073 because of the hd dock and their SmartCapture setting.Panasonic has iA Intelligent Auto mode & Sony has Intelligent SceneRecognition , not sure if there is any other options..

I guess Canon is one of the safest choices for full auto P&S (at least for my taste)....

I used to have Canon A10, A20 and Canon S1 IS and was almost always satisfied with their auto. I used Nikon 8800 before and wasn't satisfied with it's auto that I need to used it's semi-auto or full manual usually. I am now using Kodak Z812 and is also not too satisfied with it's auto that I always use full manual. Fortunately, it's full manual is quite intuitive to me..

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Haven't tried Panasonic and Fuji before. So can't really give comments. But some of their models seem to have some good comments in reviews...

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I'm looking at prices between $200-300 kind of looking at the Panasonic TZ5 , Sony W170 & the Kodak v1073.

Midwest Shutterbug wrote:.

I suggest you first decide just how much you wish to spend, then howlarge a camera you desire..

Give us that info, then we can give you some more qualified advice..

Dave PattersonMidwestshutterbug.com'..

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For the money you are spending, I'd recommend a little larger camera with huge improvemens in Image quality, the Canon S5 IS.

If you must go with one of those ultra compacts, pick the one she likes best. If she likes the docking station of one brand, then buy it..

When buying a compact, you are paying for the small size, more so, than an image capturing device. So, go with the one you llike best..

Dave PattersonMidwestshutterbug.com'When the light and composition are strong, nobodynotices things like resolution or pincushion distortion'Gary Friedman..

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I had a Canon S3 IS, the prior model to the S5. I have since downsized to a Fuji F45fd that is a lot smaller, physically (2Mp more though). There are subtle differences in the images. But no way would I say those differences are "huge"!!!! Compacts with reasonable zooms can give decent images. Those that stretch the envelope with extreme wide angle or extreme range can turn out to be softies. If you need the huge zoom, then the SLR-like jobs have an advantage..

Kelly..

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My wife ended up getting the TZ-5 today and so far is very happy..

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