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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:44 pm 
I'm looking to upgrade from my Nikon Coolpix S203 (yeah :/). I've narrowed it down two:

Powershot S95
Lumix TS3

I think I am liking the quality and features of the S95 but I love the versatility of the TS3. The quality of the pictures and video for the TS3, however, seems to waver and the zoom appears to be limited as well.

I will be using it for city/public art shots/video, mostly. I like to get a lot of detail in the statues. This is going to be a travel camera so I can learn some more about photography which is why I am opting out of the heavier DSLR's and super zooms with all the accessories

So, any thoughts on these two cameras and which might be the better buy? I've seen plenty of pictures and videos for the Lumix, but definitely not as many for the Powershot, so videos and pictures are welcomed. Both are priced the same where I live, so money is not a factor.

Should I just compare the TS1 and the S90, instead? Or is there something better withing the compact category?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:20 pm 
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Welcome aboard!

Technically the S95 is generally superior though the TS3 does have trumps over the S95. Ignoring the advantages each camera has over the other, have you actually tried either of them out? This is an entirely personal thing so it will vary from person to person but you may find that a technical superiority may not mean much if you don't like the way the menu works or if you don't like the ergonomics.

I'm not saying you should take anybody's advice with a pinch of salt by any means but I think you should form your own opinions with hands-on experience as well as read the opinions of those here. Any self-respecting CE/photography store that stocks these cameras should allow you to try before you buy.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:16 am 
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the small size of the S95 is something that stands out, if that is a problem or a positive thing only you can decide.
For us that was the big selling point, that and the fact you don`t have to worry about a lenscap. Its perfect size for slipping in pocket.

Canon Powershot S95, Canon 6D,7D, Canon 40 2.8 STM, Tamron 24-70 2.8 VC, Canon 17-40 L, Canon 15-85, Canon 85 1.8, Sigma 30 1.4, 50mm 1.8, Canon 100 2.8L Macro, Canon 70-300L +Kenko 1.4 Pro 300DGX, Canon 430EX II and RS 4 Classic

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