Replacement for Pentax Optio 550 Lumix FS10/16 or Ixus 115/220 HS?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Maurice Batey, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. After many years of trusty service my Pentax Optio 550 has succumbed to
    an injury sustained when it hit the ground with me recently.

    Been looking for a replacement, and - after reading numerous reviews -
    have narrowed the search down to:

    Panasonic Lumix FS10 or (later version) FS16
    Canon Ixus 115 HS or 220 HS

    - the latter being some 80% pricier than the former.

    The Lumix seem to do all that I want to do (social & holiday) - no video -
    but the Ixus seems to do rather better with colour & definition rendering.

    Both the Lumix FS10 and Ixus 220 had numerous glowing reports, and I am
    leaning towards the Ixus, but was disconcerted to see references to lens
    mechanism failure reports in its reviews.

    I would be grareful for any feedback w.r.t. any of these cameras, or
    suggestions to look at certain others.
    Maurice Batey, Jun 19, 2011
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