Wide angle digital compact?

Don
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I've got fed up with carrying my 10d+Sigma 15-30mm around with me all the time so I'm in the market for a digital compact as a carry around.

It needs to have a very wide angle lens on it as I mostly shoot landscapes. Don't care about the tele capability of the camera.

Can you get digi compacts that go down to the equivelant of 20mm on a 35mm camera?
 
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The Kodak EASYSHARE V570 Dual Lens Digital Camera goes down to 23mm (equiv.) Dunno if you'll get wider than that on a compact. Never used the camera tho, so cannot comment on it's quality.
 
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I don't think you'll get one at 20mm. I think aztechnology's advise is the best. Nikon coolpix 8400 at 24mm. May be possible to get a 3rd party WA converter for it but quality will suffer.
 
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I've been looking for a compact with a widish angle lens.

The best i found at 28mm where:

Ricoh GR Digital - 28mm - £399
Canon S80 - 28mm-100mm - £310
Ricoh R4 - 28mm-200mm - £234
Caplio GX8 - 28-85mm - £249
Panasonic FX01 - 28mm-100mm - £219

The Panasonic is the smallest and cheapest and i think is what i'm about to buy.

Also the Ricoh GR Digital and Canon S80 have wide convert lenses to take them to about 21mm for about £100. I think you can also get wide converter lenses for Canon A series which take them to about 24mm too.

I looked at that Kodak dual lense camera, but the picture quality looked pretty bad tbh :(
 
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