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#1 Aug 29th, 2014, 18:25
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Hi IMers,

As I still use my mobile (Samsung Star Next 3.2 MP) camera for my travel snaps, but for the next trip in Silk route both me and my friend need Good Digital camera to capture the moments.

My preference is a Point & Shoot or eqv. within 10-12 K with good optical zoom.
{Nikon Coolpix L830 Point & Shoot or Panasonic FX/FZ series in my mind]

My friend wants Entry Level DSLR within 25K-30K.

Please suggest the novice(s).

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I had spent Rs 50,100/- on purchasing Nikon D3200 camera (with 8GB SD Card) with AF-S 18-55mm VR Lens along with AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR in October 2012. You may deduct from AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR.

Nikon D3200 camera (with 8GB SD Card) with AF-S 18-55mm VR Lens may cost you around Rs 33,000/- at the current price.

Result is good, as you may check in my Image Gallery.
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Originally Posted by Prakaant View Post I had spent Rs 50,100/- on purchasing Nikon D3200 camera (with 8GB SD Card) with AF-S 18-55mm VR Lens along with AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR in October 2012. You may deduct from AF-S DX NIKKOR 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR.

Nikon D3200 camera (with 8GB SD Card) with AF-S 18-55mm VR Lens may cost you around Rs 33,000/- at the current price.

Result is good, as you may check in my Image Gallery.
Yes. This D3s models are so better. I think my friend will get decent model in his affordable range.

Now I am waiting for my point & Shoot.
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I love my Canon G15 . . . as I loved my G10 and G12. 12mp, zoom is equivalent to 40-140 in DSLR. Not as small as some P&S's, but gorgeous images. I used to pack 2 Nikon FM-2's, or my D90, both with four lenses . . . the G15 does a more than admirable job.
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The Canon G series is an all time P&S classic. As is the Canon S series and the Panasonic Lumix LX series. Unfortunately all are way beyond the OP's current budget.

The is currently around Rs.33,000 on amazon India.

Read the reviews of the various P&S cameras on and decide the best one for you.

A friend has a teenie weenie (Rs.12,347.00) that does lovely snaps.

The bridge cameras are also a useful and budget tool.
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Read the reviews of the various P&S cameras on amazon.in and decide the best one for you.

The bridge cameras are also a useful and budget tool.
IMers review is more important than Reviews from online website for me.

May be I need increase my budget for Point & Shoot/ bridge.

My Primary Choices: (Need your valuable inputs)
A. Finepix S6800/S8500
B. Lumix FZ60/FZ70 (Budget increase)
C. Nikon Coolpix L830/L330
D. Sony Cybershot HX200V

Please comment.

***Is Canon G15 price is below 20000?

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For your point & shoot requirement you may consider Nikon Coolpix Models (which comes well within your specified budget ) .. They are very handy & not bad .. You can put it in your shirt pockets also ..
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Originally Posted by arupratan ghosh View Post For your point & shoot requirement you may consider Nikon Coolpix Models (which comes well within your specified budget ) .. They are very handy & not bad .. You can put it in your shirt pockets also ..
AG, I had already shortlisted the Nikon Coolpix L830/L330 in my list. Go with these 2 or you suggest another model (S Series)?
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I'd suggest the lumix series. The output (Jpeg image quality) is very good. See Sagarneel's travelogue - along the emerald mandakini for some idea.
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i am getting good result from Canon PowerShot SX40 HS brought by my boss (and being used by me for in-house activities).
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Originally Posted by vaibhav_arora View Post I'd suggest the lumix series. The output (Jpeg image quality) is very good. See Sagarneel's travelogue - along the emerald mandakini for some idea.
Thanks for your input about Lumix. I had already PM SagarDa (As he used Panasonic Lumix) and got input to look about FX/FZ series.

If you have any information about Finepix SL1000, please provide me.

**My friend already select D3300, but still I am in searching.......

Edit: I only read the review from: http://www.dpreview.com/

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I would advise Lumix TZ60. Small enough to Fit in your pocket with great results.
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It really does not matter, all of your choices would do the job better than your samsung On the other hand, Sony makes lens attachments for popular cell phones like Samsung, Apple et. all. The other day, I saw on ebay (new) Canon EOS-M with 22mm/f2.0 lens for mere $250. Which is according to snapsort, a better deal than EOS-Rebel-Ti or 500D
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How would users compare the Canon G16 to the Nikon D5200?

Yes, D5200 is a proper DSLR but how do the picture qualities compare? I need a camera for my trekking trips and as everyone knows carrying a DSLR can be a pain especially while crossing landslides etc.

Would the G16 be a decent alternative without compromising much on mountain photography quality?
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If you are doing serious trekking, then what you want is an Olympus Stylus TG-3. Waterproof, shockproof, GPS-capable, talks to your smartphone, does panoramas and macro image stacking and has an f2.0 lens. Images not comparable with the best P&S or a digital SLR, but try dropping one of them (or your phone) and see how they work afterwards. Good battery life, too. Supposed to be good in the mountains but I haven't tried it there yet.
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