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PostPosted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 11:30 pm 
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Can anyone suggest compact digital cameras with good macro capability?

Not DSLRs, but compacts or ultra-compacts? Need to be mostly pocketable. If this is a foolish expectation, how about smallish cameras?

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(I already own the Lumix TZ5)

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Some of the Canon compacts have 1cm (or even 0cm!) macro capabilities which certainly let you get very close, but much closer than a couple of cm and you'll have problems with shadows.

How are you find the TZ5 limiting? What would you like it to do?


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 6:26 am 
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guyowen wrote:
Can anyone suggest compact digital cameras with good macro capability?

Not DSLRs, but compacts or ultra-compacts? Need to be mostly pocketable. If this is a foolish expectation, how about smallish cameras?

Thanks!
(I already own the Lumix TZ5)

Guy

The Canon S5IS has very good macro, but it's not that compact though.

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