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Shutter override on a compact?


Standard Member
I'm about to buy a new compact camera, but I would like to override the shutter. I know I'd be better with an SLR but I was hoping to get something that looks cool and fits easy into my pocket

Does anyone know of any new compacts that offer this feature?

Thanks in advance


Established Member
The Panasonic FX500, reviewed here, or the about to be released Canon Ixus 980 IS might be of interest, both are small and pocketable and offer manual controls hence you can specify the shutter speed. the FX500 uses a touch screen which I guess you will either love or hate.

Not many small compacts have manual controls these days, the higher end compacts that do have manual controls are also usually a bit bigger and heavier.


Standard Member
I was hoping to get a Sony, but I don't think any have the feature

That Canon though, looks a beast - and BT/Dabs are selling it for just £250.99 which seems good. I wish I could find a review to see what its like, I'm pretty sure it'll be very good though, as all Canons seem to review highly

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