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best resonable point and shoot digital camera?

I am looking to replace my 5 year old Canon pocket sized digital camera with a newer one.

This camera is going to be mostly for sight seeing on vacations, pictures at parties, etc. I am not a photographer and am generally impressed when I don't get my thumb in the edge of the picture.

That being said, something with a decent optical zoom and good low light pictures is what I am looking for. I also want something that actually fits in a pocket. Last time I spent around $250 on a camera and I would like to know what is around for about that price. More is fine, but I would prefer not to spend $500~$700 on the Nikon 1 or Canon G11. I have played with those and the pictures are amazing, but I am not the typical CLSB baller that can afford that much on a camera that gets used infrequently at best.

Something like the Powershot S100 from Canon gets good reviews at $365~390 depending on retailer.

http://www.consumersearch.com/digita...powershot-s100

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I'm not really up to date on p&s, but I've heard good things about Canon PowerShot SX500 IS ... do some research.

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I just gave up on this, my iphone takes great pictures and it's always on my person. Lugging around a separate camera just doesn't make sense anymore unless it's a badass DSLR or something.

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$90 at best buy, looks decent.
http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Canon%20...=361116&loc=01
Am with Vcook on the phone idea. DSLR for important stuff and the phone for all spur of the moment things.

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I just gave up on this, my iphone takes great pictures and it's always on my person. Lugging around a separate camera just doesn't make sense anymore unless it's a badass DSLR or something.
This, and the cloud updates the pics to computer and iPad.

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This, and the cloud updates the pics to computer and iPad.
For a variety of reasons, I still want a camera. First off my iphone is an older model, it lacks any form of zoom and it takes "ok" at best pictures in anything but day light. Additionally, when I am on vacation I often choose to travel without my phone, as I don't like being bothered by it.

ok - I have an older iPhone 3GS that doesn't take great pictures, the quality of a picture taken with my camera with a flash is always better than my shaky hand grainy picture taken with my phone.

I don't want to spend huge money on a camera that does shit I will never do with it. I want something that takes nice sharp pictures that are of the quality that I can print and hang on the wall and the iphone doesn't do that, but my little canon does (but only in daylight settings, nothing at dusk, dark, indoors, etc.)

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In that case I would spend about a $100 on a canon that will last you a couple or few years. Using it not frequently I would not feel right about spending more, and then I would not feel bad about upgrading it more frequently. Do some basic research and then go shopping so that you can actually feel it in your hands. Shopping for toys is fun, enjoy.

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We just bought sort of a tweener for my Dad this year...

http://www.target.com/p/fujifilm-fin...k/-/A-13325308

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