Every day carry around compact?

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Every day carry around compact?
Jan 22, 2011

HI,

I have a Pentax K-X, my wife a Panasonic TZ3 at home, I want a compact to keep in the car, for walking aound town etc. A jack of all trades.
I know the travel zoom group test recommends the Casio FH100 and Samsung HZ35W.

I was looking at the Sony S95, Samsung EX1, Panasonic LX3 but I think I'd miss the 'short' reach.

What would you recommend. Is the main difference between the serious/top end compacts IQ and low light capabilities? I know the Samsung has very fast lens but I'd imagine you won't get much bokeh as it's a compact....

I like the idea of panoramic holiday snaps (could be a novelty though)....

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