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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:06 am 
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I do as a matter of fact, but I am not sure what is causing the distortion. :|
With which camera did you take this shots with?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:22 am 
Both are Sony. 1 is the dsc-hx10v which I'm told is the same as the new dsc-hx30v except no wifi. I have a very small window now to return this camera and I truly need a camera with the holidays coming up. They keep telling me at the store that it is because the cameras are wide angle but every camera is now. I'm incredibly frustrated. Really upset that I fell out of the canoe with my dsc-hx5v. It was a great little camera.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:39 am 
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Well after some research and thinking, I've come to the conclusion that probably it's because the lens is at it's widest length and because you're close to the subject so the distortion will happen inevitably. Maybe if you tried stepping backwards and zooming in more, the problem would be fixed. If this doesn't work, the camera is probably faulty and it's best to return it under warranty.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:49 am 
Thx. Just seems wrong that in a simple point and shoot I have to step back more than 5 feet and then zoom in for simple family photos. My nikon dslr has no prob with this and yet I can't get a suitable point and shoot. Truly ironic. Thank you for your help. It's truly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 1:52 am 
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You're welcome :)
It's actually because your DSLR's lens is higher quality than a point-and-shoot's, and when we're talking about superzooms, they tend to have a lot of distortion on the wide end.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:20 am 
I suppose the next question would be, any recommendation on a point and shoot?


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:21 am 
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Well this is like a cliché already but, what is your budget?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:40 am 
Around $300-$500


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:42 am 
I should add that it has to essentially fit in a pocket. In other words not one of the ones that look like a mini dslr.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:56 am 
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Personally I would recommend the Canon G15, but also it's best to hear other people's opinions. I'd choose this camera because against it's competitors, it's just within your budget ($499) and it outperforms the other competitors that are within your budget.

For everyone else, I invite you to give your suggestions as in my opinion, the best thing to do is to have many people's opinions :)

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:11 am 
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Just found out Gordon already published his G15 review here. If you want to check it out, go ahead, it's worth your time. Also I think you should consider that at a higher price, there's the G15's Nikon rival, the P7700.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:35 am 
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Can you, Patricia, get by without a megazoom? I ask because asking a lens to be good from, say, 25mm all the way to 500mm is asking a lot! (Note: I can't think of any single DSLR lens that cover that range.) If you're primarily shooting landscapes and indoor candids, you may be able to get by with a much shorter focal range which, all else being equal, should have less distortion.

If so, I would recommend a Panasonic LX7 which is more pocketable than the Canon G15 and has a faster lens so it should be better indoors. Or if you want something even more pocketable, a Canon "S" series camera--e.g. S95, S100, S110. Or if you'd prefer to stick with Sony and can increase your budget a bit, an RX100. Or you might look into something that can share lenses with your (Nikon?) DSLR, like a V1 or J1 which should be somewhat pocketable with the 10mm f2.8 lens. (Although that lens may be a little slow indoors, and the total price may push the limits of your budget. On the plus side, as noted, you can use your DSLR lenses with it (with an adapter) although the resulting combo obviously won't be pocketable. But it will let you get more use out of your DSLR lenses.)

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