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    Digital camera suggestions

    I'm looking to get a new digital camera to replace our old one, and just wondering if anyone has any recommendations. Probably want to stay under $200, and it will mostly be used for just family type stuff and random pictures, nothing professional or anything.

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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    We just bought a new one also. It was $150 bucks at target. I made my wife agree to red due to the Cyclones. Basically she knows I will agree to most things in life if they are red.



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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    I LOVE my canon Powershot SD1100 IS. It is a point and shoot. Fully automated. It comes with a long life lithium ion battery and compact charger. It has a huge viewing screen. 8.0 megapixel on highest res. Takes SD cards instead of proprietary cards. And, it is fast to take the picture and ready for the next.

    It is my second version of this camera. I wanted a lightweight camera that I can slip in my pocket and take on backpack trips. This fits the bill. (I still have the old one as well but I use it for work only).

    And all for $200.00.


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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    My advice, which might push that pricetag a bit higher, is invest in a camera with good image stabilization, it really leaves more room for error in terms of zoomed shots and action shots. Just my two cents.

    If your looking to stay around your price range, I've really been pleased with the Nikon Coolpix line which runs just north of 100 dollars for the nicer ones.



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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by CyinCo View Post
    I LOVE my canon Powershot SD1100 IS. It is a point and shoot. Fully automated. It comes with a long life lithium ion battery and compact charger. It has a huge viewing screen. 8.0 megapixel on highest res. Takes SD cards instead of proprietary cards. And, it is fast to take the picture and ready for the next.

    It is my second version of this camera. I wanted a lightweight camera that I can slip in my pocket and take on backpack trips. This fits the bill. (I still have the old one as well but I use it for work only).

    And all for $200.00.
    There is a sweet Canon for sale at $150 at BestBuy. This may be the model. I have an older version, and got my gf this one. Both are fantastic. Works great and fast. Blurry pics are very rare, if ever. Manages light in pics very well, and face recognition is awesome. The pics are amazing quality. Great battery life, nice size, and tough. Dropped mine several times, works and still looks new. Check it out for yourself.


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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    I just bought a Canon also - PowerShot A590 IS - 8.0 megapixels, 4x zoom, image stablization - for $150. Rated Best Buy by everyone. Absolutely love it. TONS of features for the money. It's slightly larger than the SD1100, which I considered also. Runs on AA batteries, which I love. Bought rechargable batteries and a recharger to go along with it. Didn't want to invest much more, as there's a chance to damage it or even lose it at sports events, tailgating, etc.



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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    I'm a Canon guy, and the powershot line of PaS cameras are tough to beat.

    I'd echo the Image Stabilization sentiment. It will let you take much better pictures in lower light conditions without using flash.

    I'd recommend something like the SD770 IS. You should be able to get that for under 200. It's 10MP (Megapixels are overrated, IMO), uses SD cards (which are dirt cheap).


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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I'm a Canon guy, and the powershot line of PaS cameras are tough to beat.

    I'd echo the Image Stabilization sentiment. It will let you take much better pictures in lower light conditions without using flash.

    I'd recommend something like the SD770 IS. You should be able to get that for under 200. It's 10MP (Megapixels are overrated, IMO), uses SD cards (which are dirt cheap).
    is this the one you were recommending?

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    Quote Originally Posted by keepngoal View Post
    is this the one you were recommending?

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    Yup. Same thing.

    I have it's older cousin, which is only 4 megapixels, and use it from time to time. It's nice to have around because it's so small, and I don't like always having to carry around my SLR(s) which are bulky and heavy (but take great pictures).


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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    I stand by the Canon brand. Good stuff!



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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    I'm a Canon guy, and the powershot line of PaS cameras are tough to beat.

    I'd echo the Image Stabilization sentiment. It will let you take much better pictures in lower light conditions without using flash.

    I'd recommend something like the SD770 IS. You should be able to get that for under 200. It's 10MP (Megapixels are overrated, IMO), uses SD cards (which are dirt cheap).
    Yeah, MP are overrated, was a big deal back when you were dealing with 2-5 mp but now for most people the 7 pm most cameras come with will be more than enough.



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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    I have a cannon digital elph, works real well. Could use image stabilization, but that wasn't available at the time.

    Still well worth the money although now they sell for half of what I spent.


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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    just bought a panasonic lumix lz10 at vanns.com for only $170!

    best price and great service. Takes awesome pictures and is one step below professional:

    Panasonic DMC-LZ10 10.1 megapixel black Lumix digital camera (DMC LZ10K) at Vanns.com | features



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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    I need one that is faster than my Fuji or my Kodak. When I'm taking pictures at soccer games, I snap the shutter and by the time the camera takes the picture, the action has passed.

    Is this the way all low priced digitals are?

    Should I go back to my 35mm?


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    Re: Digital camera suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by Iastfan112 View Post
    My advice, which might push that pricetag a bit higher, is invest in a camera with good image stabilization, it really leaves more room for error in terms of zoomed shots and action shots. Just my two cents.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tornado man View Post
    I just bought a Canon also - PowerShot A590 IS - 8.0 megapixels, 4x zoom, image stablization - for $150. Rated Best Buy by everyone.
    +1 to both of these - it's a great camera.

    For reviews on cameras...go to...

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    If you want a point-n-shoot camera that you can get professional quality shots from (as well has having a shoe for an external flash) - check out the Canon G10. Or, get the fantastic Canon G9 used.



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