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I have recently had a knee replacement operation and therefore have not been out very much.

On Sunday we decided to go to Thoresby Park not far from where we live. As I was still on one crutch I decided to take my Panasonic Lumix FX01. (It's an ultra compact). I put it in my pocket and when we got to Thoresby I felt for it and it was gone! I thought it must have fallen out of my pocket in the house.

When we returned home I got out of the car and there it was, squashed on the driveway, it had obviously fallen out of my pocket as I got into the car and Roy had run over it.

I have had this little camera for 5 years and it has produced some very good photos, but now I need to replace it. I paid £170 for it so I want another ultra compact for a similar price or a little bit more.

Can anyone suggest a good replacement?
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Re: My camera has been run over

Ouch!

You sure it is the camera, you want to replace?
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Re: My camera has been run over

Garry - Hahaha

Audrey, have a look at the sony w570 it's £120 on amazon at the moment.
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Re: My camera has been run over

Audrey,

Amazon have a few Panasonic Lumix compacts at good prices. I just had a quick look and see they have a TZ8 for £159.

I know that's not the latest Panny but it might suit your needs if you want another Panny pocket compact.

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Re: My camera has been run over

Bad luck, Audrey - really sorry to hear that. And sorry to hear about your knee - it must be all very frustrating at the moment!

Weirdly, the only camera I have 'destroyed' is a similar one to yours - an FX8 that was on loan from Panasonic. I had misguidedly attached a Kodak wrist strap to it and this broke as I was chasing after one of the children who was in danger of falling into a nearby stream. The strap broke and the camera went flying and landed on concrete. The lens was extended and it seems that's where the impact hit hardest. Panasonic was very understanding - I still have the camera!

Inexpensive ultra compacts - I will have a little think and get back to you!

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Re: My camera has been run over

Ooops.

Sorry Audrey.

I hope the knee is on the mend.

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Re: My camera has been run over

Only one answer for that...
http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/di...8010_22707.htm

I have the mju1030, it's always with me and it really is brilliant for a tiny compact that is so "Tough"
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Re: My camera has been run over

Hope you recover swiftly from the knee op Autumn.
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Re: My camera has been run over

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http://www.olympus.co.uk/consumer/di...8010_22707.htm

I have the mju1030, it's always with me and it really is brilliant for a tiny compact that is so "Tough"
Audrey's old Lumix was actually smaller than the Mju Tough and quite a bit lighter. Then again, it might have survived the test that her old camera failed

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Audrey's old Lumix was actually smaller than the Mju Tough and quite a bit lighter. Then again, it might have survived the test that her old camera failed

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Is it the one that was about the same size as the Leica C-Lux2. The one that Stephen and Kath had when they went on the cruise to Alaska? About 7mp

I'm not sure there's anything quite that small now - or is there, Ian?

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Is it the one that was about the same size as the Leica C-Lux2. The one that Stephen and Kath had when they went on the cruise to Alaska? About 7mp

I'm not sure there's anything quite that small now - or is there, Ian?

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It is the same one Pol. Stephen advised me to get it when I said I was looking for a small camera. My only con with it was the noise when I took pictures indoors or low light.

I have seen the TZ20 and quite like that.

The Insurance Company rang to say I must send them 2 quotes. I think they are expecting me to spend about the same which was £171.
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It is the same one Pol. Stephen advised me to get it when I said I was looking for a small camera. My only con with it was the noise when I took pictures indoors or low light.

I have seen the TZ20 and quite like that.

The Insurance Company rang to say I must send them 2 quotes. I think they are expecting me to spend about the same which was £171.
I thought it might be that same camera, which is a real shame because it's served you so well. I remember Kathy had taken a shot similar to one Stephen had taken with his Canon and he posted them both here to show there was very little difference between the pics.

You probably can't go far wrong with any of those Pannys. It'll be slightly larger but still small enough for a pocket and it'll also have quite a bit more reach. And whatever you can get from the insurance is gonna be useful, eh.

Hopefully you'll be able to have it before you go to India so you can have some time to handle it and try it out.

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Re: My camera has been run over

The TZ20 is an amazing camera, but it's nowhere near as compact as the FX01. It's a bit over the £170 budget (typically just under £250).

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The TZ20 is an amazing camera, but it's nowhere near as compact as the FX01. It's a bit over the £170 budget (typically just under £250).

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I have a TZ10 and that's small enough for a pocket, though not as miniscule as the C-lux2 (which is probably about the same size as Audrey's now broken 'baby' camera).

The TZ10 is good fun. I use it for quick snaps like having the extra reach comparaed to the 'baby' Leica. I mainly use the TZ10 on intelligent auto or scene mode and it's a doddle to pull out and grab anything and everything.

I'd be devastated if my baby Leica was squashed though so I can well imagine how Audrey must feel. Those dinky 7.2 Megapixel ultra compacts were, still are, special little cuties.

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Re: My camera has been run over

I must say I'd love to have a TZ-20 - it has Geolocation built in, plus the excellent extended range zoom. If that is not possible, the Panasonic FS range would do nicely.

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