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Can not find a digital camera with these features

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March 3, 2005 4:13:37 AM

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>
March 4, 2005 11:39:32 AM

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)

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"What I am, I am an alchemist....I take money and turn it into kaka." --Mike Tyson
March 5, 2005 9:25:28 PM

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>
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March 5, 2005 10:11:31 PM

That answers "who," but not "why." Tell yo bitch-ass man to get on here his damned self! :wink:

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March 6, 2005 12:25:20 AM

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>
March 6, 2005 12:47:02 AM

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
March 6, 2005 2:01:15 AM

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>
March 6, 2005 2:42:22 PM

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
March 8, 2005 12:48:23 AM

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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April 5, 2005 2:33:06 PM

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=...

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

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

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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