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    Default Good Compact Camera

    I am looking for a good Mik and Druk camera.

    We already have SLR (D3100) camera.

    The purpose will be to have a good camera with me that I can take with me everywhere and take good pictures of the places I visit. Thinking that a compact camera will be easier and quicker to use (take on a plane, stop nwxt to the road to take a quick picture).

    For me it would also not make sense to buy a second SLR camera.

    Which mik & druk would you suggest and what can I do with it?

    I was thinking about the Nikon Coolpix S9500? (since our other is also a Nikon)

    What is your view then on this camera?
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    I don't know that one, but on mik-and-druk cameras I have seen a few sony's and I and my friends has always been very happy with their cameras in this range.
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    Canon SX 280 is.It still fits in your pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarnieH View Post
    Canon SX 280 is.It still fits in your pocket.
    Will read up about the canon, does anybody know what features it has?
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    Canon SX130. I've seen prices as low as R1200 lately, I think, with a fairly decent zoom. I've had the SX120 now for close to 3 years with no hassles.

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    IMO pay a bit more get one of the extended zoom compacts 10x - 20x they are worth the extra bucks - I had a Lumix 10X that took great pics.
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    I shoot Nikon DSLR and recommend Canon P&S.
    From my photography buddies Canon still make the better small cameras.
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    Canon SX50hs is great. R4500 if you look around
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike View Post
    Canon SX50hs is great. R4500 if you look around
    Great camera but hardly a mik n druk...........same as carrying a DSLR around.
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    Ok, my term mik & druk might not have been the correct one, I was referring to a camera that is compact (does not need lenses etc).
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    The Canon SX50hs is more of a bridge camera.
    Muk & Druk or Point & Shoot is what the OP is looking for.
    Something like the Canon SX 280 that was mentioned earlier.
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    The Canon SX50 might not be that compact, but it produces great results for the money.

    The much smaller "mik & druk" jobbies usually also have much smaller sensors and as a result performance suffers.

    What is your budget and how important is physical size?
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    Quote Originally Posted by An3s View Post
    The Canon SX50 might not be that compact, but it produces great results for the money.

    The much smaller "mik & druk" jobbies usually also have much smaller sensors and as a result performance suffers.

    What is your budget and how important is physical size?
    Budget would be R3000 - R4000

    Just need to be able to put it in a bag with my Tablet, Laptop. Also does not want to go through a big effort to set it up.

    Let's say I am driving in Namibia and I see a nice scenary that I want to take a photo of or some animals etc. That is the idea, something easy to use while I am travelling.
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    Sx 280 is a great camera, but has battery issues that cant be fixed.
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    The Panasonic Lumix with Leica lens are the best small cameras. IMO. They work well in Nam and other areas for macro photo's especially.
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    Canon's Mik en Druk's are said to be better than Nikon's.

    I would go for something in the range with a decent sized sensor.

    I was very happy with my tiny Canon (jean pocket sized) camera. Went everywhere.

    Have shot with both Nikon, Panasonic and Canon.

    While the Panasonic's are worth looking at I would stick to Canon due to dealer back-up. Canon jpeg's always look good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bogaards View Post
    Budget would be R3000 - R4000

    Just need to be able to put it in a bag with my Tablet, Laptop. Also does not want to go through a big effort to set it up.

    Let's say I am driving in Namibia and I see a nice scenary that I want to take a photo of or some animals etc. That is the idea, something easy to use while I am travelling.
    The Canon S120 is rather good too, but expensive. The now discontinued S110/S100 is still available here and there and not much has changed going to the S120. Very compact and offers decent performance for the size. Limited zoom in all of these small compacts though.

    None of the bridge cameras are really pocketable, but almost all of them offer a much better zoom range than the super-compacts and they are still not too big.
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    Ok, at the moment it seems as if I have to choose between these two:

    Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

    What are your opinions on them?
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    Bogaards, I sold my Kanon DSLR and bought a Panasonic FZ 200 for the very same reasons you mention in your OP.

    Have NEVER looked back - I can mail you a couple pics if you want.

    Not DSLR quality if you are peeping pixels - but at least the camera is sitting in my car, in the center console, 24/7.........that's what I wanted.

    Just not that compact - BUT you get Leica glass, super fast speeds, and a VERY VERY fast lens throughout the zoom range. You can shoot indoors - always - without a flash.

    The other nice compacts are the Kanon S95 and S 100, and the Olympus XZ1 (the latter being in a class of its own - read the reviews).
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    Nikon Coolpix S9500 vs Canon PowerShot SX280 HS

    Canon seems to be cheaper...

    Reviews also points to Canon. Any reason not to buy the Canon? The Nikon has more MP, but how much does it really matter? Canon also only 20x zoom vs 22x.
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