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Old 07-22-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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I've been putting this off for years. But since I'm going to D.C. in a couple of weeks, so I though I would finally buy a camera. I will be using it for general purpose--vacation, indoor, outdoor--so I don't need anything professional grade. I don't think I need anything more than 10MP. Lastly, I don't want to spend more than $175 or so.

Amazon has the Canon Powershot A1000IS for $150 and the Canon PowerShot SD890IS for $170. These both seem to be pretty good cameras. I've played around with the Canon A1100IS in Best Buy and prefer the user interface over a waterproof Olympus model I was looking at before.

So, any suggestions?
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I've been putting this off for years. But since I'm going to D.C. in a couple of weeks, so I though I would finally buy a camera. I will be using it for general purpose--vacation, indoor, outdoor--so I don't need anything professional grade. I don't think I need anything more than 10MP. Lastly, I don't want to spend more than $175 or so.

Amazon has the Canon Powershot A1000IS for $150 and the Canon PowerShot SD890IS for $170. These both seem to be pretty good cameras. I've played around with the Canon A1100IS in Best Buy and prefer the user interface over a waterproof Olympus model I was looking at before.

So, any suggestions?
well i had a 10 meg that took double aa and it was cheap i paid 145.00 but constantly changing batteries also hate canon powershot d10 for its bulky look
so i too am looking for new camera as well

I'm deciding on this camera because its 3d without glasses http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technolog...September.html

http://www.fujifilm.com/products/3d/...res/index.html
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:22 AM   #3
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Well if you looking a nice point and shoot and around $175 is would Canon SD1200IS but if you are looking to spend a little more, you can find sweet on the Canon SD880IS...... Canon user interface is the most friendly user, I have ever use even on Canon 30D and XT and SD880IS....
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Old 07-24-2009, 06:37 AM   #4
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Although I am a Nikon man, I think the Canon P&S cameras are better than the Nikon counterparts.

My wife has a Nikon L18, which we got for about $90. It does a good job, but I have seen some Canons do a far better job, especially in the range you are looking for. If you want to go balls out, then look at the Canon G10 ($500). Although at that price, many would say jump into the DSLR.
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I say Panasonic makes the best P&S cameras. And I am a user of Canon and Nikon DSLRs. Sorry, but both are big let downs on their P&S and rely on their name to sell them. They put all their efforts in to DSLRs and lenses. And so they should.
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Old 07-24-2009, 02:51 PM   #6
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In comparing price to features there appears to be a lot of good options. Canon, Sony, Fuji, Kodak, Panasonic, Olympus, Pentax, etc. However, when playing around with them at Best Buy the Canon seemed to be the most user-friendly, intuitively-designed among them.

I was serious about the Canon SD1200, but CNET seems to like the Sony DSC-W290. It has 5x optical zoom (vs. 3x) and ranges from 28-140mm (vs. 35-105mm), so I'm leaning in that direction now. On Bing.com it's just under $200 after 3% cash back. I found the Canon on Dell.com for $170.

What are some good sites on which to do some price comparisons? Who's cheap and reliable?

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Old 07-24-2009, 03:10 PM   #7
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I get my stuff from BH photos and you should check out fatwallet.com too
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Old 11-21-2009, 06:59 PM   #8
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whatever happened this 3d-camera?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4I6CV265o0&feature=fvw
at least the girl in the video is good looking

did wind up getting canon 14.7 meg

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Old 11-21-2009, 07:17 PM   #9
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Get a Leica.....

But if you want something affordable, get a Canon. Spend about $200 and you're good.
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Old 11-22-2009, 03:38 AM   #10
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Sony, Panasonic or Canon are the three I'd go with, depending on what you are looking for. You may be able to find a Panasonic TZ5 in that price range now, which is a great 10MP 10x zoom P&S.
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Old 11-22-2009, 07:39 PM   #11
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I have the 590IS (the older 8MP version of the newer A1100IS - 12MP), and it is no wonder this thing has won so many awards in its price range.
Excellent camera (specially for a beginner that wants to explore more later), with plenty of manual settings.

Weirdly enough, the 590IS now sells for $300 on Amazon (I guess the stock is getting low?) O.o
Paid $100 at Newegg for it last year.
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My wife has been using the Canon 880IS for about 6 months now and for a point and shoot the quality of the pictures are great.
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I just ordered this for my wife for Christmas. The good picture quality, ease of use, HD video capture w/zooming capabilities is what drew me. Any opinions on this one?
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It's a good point and shoot you ordered. I'm usually not picky with those. My wife and I just bought her mom a $100 Sony Cybershot.
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Thanks Mike. My wife wanted something that was really point and shoot. My current camera, to many settings have to be adjusted to get a decent picture. I just need something simple for her, great auto mode. The 720p video capture was very alluring as well. I am hoping to hear mainly of ease of use. My current camera I can operate fine, advanced P&S, just takes some adjusting.

As you can see, I have no qualms with my current camera when adjusted appropriately.

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Thanks Mike. My wife wanted something that was really point and shoot. My current camera, to many settings have to be adjusted to get a decent picture. I just need something simple for her, great auto mode. The 720p video capture was very alluring as well. I am hoping to hear mainly of ease of use. My current camera I can operate fine, advanced P&S, just takes some adjusting.

As you can see, I have no qualms with my current camera when adjusted appropriately.

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