Can not find a digital camera with these features

At least 8x optical zoom (10 or 12 would be better!)
At least 4.0 MP
640 x 480 video at 30fps
Must take SD card
Must have Image Stabilizer
RAW image format as well as JPEG

The closest I can find is this:
<A HREF="http://www.camerastore.com.au/Panasonic+DMC-FZ20S+(Silver)-details.htm" target="_new">http://www.camerastore.com.au/Panasonic+DMC-FZ20S+(Silver)-details.htm</A>

It has everything except the 640 x 480 video mode!

I am unable to find a camera with ALL of the above features. Can anyone help me find one? I'm willing to spend up to $1000AUD. So around $700 US I think.

Thanks!!!

<b><font color=purple>After working, Males need a minimum of 30 minutes to wind down without chatting.
However, females need a minimum of 30 minutes to tell their partner about their day!</font color=purple></b>
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  1. OK, I'm curious. Why's it gotta have those without comprimise, melb? Aren't too many I know of with IS, without going SLR and buying separate IS lenses. (and, of course, spending a little more than your budget)

    <font color=blue>War</font color=blue> <font color=orange>Eagle</font color=orange> 13-0!
    "What I am, I am an alchemist....I take money and turn it into kaka." --Mike Tyson
  2. It's not me being fussy. It's PooBaa!!!

    <b><font color=purple>After working, Males need a minimum of 30 minutes to wind down without chatting.
    However, females need a minimum of 30 minutes to tell their partner about their day!</font color=purple></b>
  3. That answers "who," but not "why." Tell yo bitch-ass man to get on here his damned self! :wink:

    <font color=blue>War</font color=blue> <font color=orange>Eagle</font color=orange> 13-0!
    "What I am, I am an alchemist....I take money and turn it into kaka." --Mike Tyson
  4. Hey, be nice. Typical of THGC!! Nothing has changed.

    <b><font color=purple>After working, Males need a minimum of 30 minutes to wind down without chatting.
    However, females need a minimum of 30 minutes to tell their partner about their day!</font color=purple></b>
  5. Hey now! I'm tryin' to help yall! Poob's gettin you to do his dirty work for him. That ain't right. I'm <i>tryin'</i> to be nice! To you!

    Poob....talk to us, bro....

    Typical of THGC questioners....no gratitude.... :lol: You and poob haven't changed, either.

    <font color=blue>War</font color=blue> <font color=orange>Eagle</font color=orange> 13-0!
    "What I am, I am an alchemist....I take money and turn it into kaka." --Mike Tyson
  6. hehe :lol:
    ...back to the subject, any advice on the camera?

    <b><font color=purple>After working, Males need a minimum of 30 minutes to wind down without chatting.
    However, females need a minimum of 30 minutes to tell their partner about their day!</font color=purple></b>
  7. I didn't know of any offhand, and looked around a bit without finding an exact match. Which brings us back to the subject of why...as in, why does it have to use SD? Why does it have to have IS?

    <font color=blue>War</font color=blue> <font color=orange>Eagle</font color=orange> 13-0!
    "What I am, I am an alchemist....I take money and turn it into kaka." --Mike Tyson
  8. If you want to get all the specs you listed there I suggest looking at digital SLR cameras. Good luck finding one under $700 though.
    If you could go with CF instead of SD cards some of the Nikon Coolpix line of cameras might fit your needs well.

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  9. Here is my take:

    I would get a lower MP SLR on Ebay. You won't be able to shoot video, but you can do so much more with an SLR. I'll take my 35mm SLR over a digital Point & Shoot just about any day of the week. That said, here are my picks for digital SLR's under $900 USD (prices are from ebay):

    Nikon D100 6.1mp $811.52 USD $1058.84 AU
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=50528&item=7505937329&rd=1

    Canon EOS 350D 8mp $335 UK $820.64 AU
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=30020&item=7506015391&rd=1

    Canon EOS 300D 6.2mp $180 UK $440.76 AU
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=30020&item=7505564302&rd=1

    I would not be afraid to budget more for a good camera

    Hey, gimme a break, I'm a photographer first, animal rescue driver second, then computer nut. I try to stay up to date so forgive me if I ask a stupid question.
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