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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 08-30-2007, 12:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have a gift card to Circuit City for $200 and am looking to get a camera. Does anyone have any opinions of some good point and shoot cameras there. I would be able to pitch in about $100 or so in addition to the gift card. Thanks for your advice in advance.
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Pretty much any of the $200+ Canon are a good choice.

And that's coming from a Nikon guy.

Check reviews on www.dpreview.com and see which one has features you'd actually use.

For example, I'd need manual settings, and video w/sound capability.

Last note, Megapixels mean very little these days...don't get hung up on them.

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Canon xti with 4 different lenses, case extra memory cards and batteries. oh dont forget a mono pod and tripod.

that 200 aint gonna mean shit




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I second that. I have played with an SD750 and for $279-299 thats the best bang for the buck in my opinion. Also coming from a Nikon guy, I can't stand Nikon point and shoots though.

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Canon xti with 4 different lenses, case extra memory cards and batteries. oh dont forget a mono pod and tripod.

that 200 aint gonna mean shit
Hey, wait! I think you and I got our posts mixed up!

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Yup, any Canon is a good choice. But if you really want to save a bit of money and just want a friggen camera. Then a Sony or Panasonic come to mind.
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Just got a Canon SD800is after having an SD400, excellent cameras. I really like the hole Canon SD line and right in your price range.

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Just got a Canon SD800is
I think thats the one Ken had for a few weeks, before he dedcided to buy an SLR which never happened. it was a great camera. I thought about getting one of those as well.




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The SD800is has a ton of features I haven't gotten a chance to play with. The manual is as thick as the bible. Takes really nice pics.
Maybe he can get Circuit city to price match Dell.com since its $70 cheaper at dell.com.

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Thanks for the advice you guys. I'll have to see about that price matching with dell. I'll let you know what happens this weekend.
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