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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-23-2009, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Recommend a camera...P&S

I'm in the market for a point & shoot camera. Money is a concern, but I don't really have a budget right now.

What would you kind people recommend, and why.

Break it down into price groups, $100 - $200 - $$$$.

A decent video recorder in the camera would be a big bonus.

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Canon Powershot Elph is arguably the best choice in that range. I'd pick up an SD1100; Amazon has them for $179:
http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerSho...5788648&sr=8-1

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http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cybershot...5789077&sr=1-1

I have this one. I dont know how it compares but I like it a lot. Does shoot video too.

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now that I look at it the newer version is actually less expensive

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cyber-sho...5789077&sr=1-1

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I've got a Canon SD1100IS & like it so far. Easy to use. Seems to have decent optics. Has both a viewfinder & screen, which is useful for certain shots. Nice small case. Had an SD630 before that, which got swiped from a hotel room in Knoxville, but it was pretty solid too.

Before getting the 1100, all the homework I had done indicated Canon & Sony were the strongest options in that $150 to $300 range.

My only complaint with the Canon is battery life in sub 10 degree weather. Even in an inside coat pocket while snowmobiling, anything less than a fully charged battery won't power up. Eva's Sony handles that quite a bit better.

One more thing. That Sony survived her crash at The Gap like a champ. It was even fully submersed for at least 10 minutes & worked pefectly after drying it out.

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http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cybershot...5789077&sr=1-1

I have this one. I dont know how it compares but I like it a lot. Does shoot video too.

edit:
now that I look at it the newer version is actually less expensive

http://www.amazon.com/Sony-Cyber-sho...5789077&sr=1-1
+1 on Sony. I have owned several over the years and they always produce great photos for point & shoot. Here are a few examples:

Taken with DSC-W100


Taken with DSC-S50

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I have owned 2 digital cameras in the past 7 years. Both cannon powershot digital elphs. The first one was a s500 that lasted for 6 years. I used it every day for work for 5 of those years. I droped it multiple times and broke off the battery door once. Bought replacment parts and fixed it my self. One day the battery stopped holding a charge. Looked on there website and there repair facalities were in elk grove less then 3 miles from my work. Ran over there and they replaced the battery and the charger on a camera that was 4 years old at the time for free.
I don't know shit about cameras to be honest with you, but i know when a company stands behind there product, and gives that level of customer support im going to keep buying cannon cameras.
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