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macaddict23
Jun 22, 2008, 04:11 PM
Budget: $350
Size: Light and compact
Features: Must be at least 4MP+ and must be able to record movies

Thanks!



macaddict23
Jun 22, 2008, 04:57 PM
I'm currently looking at these two cameras:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8746752&st=Sony&type=product&id=1202649178739

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8800559&type=product&id=1205538350014

cube
Jun 22, 2008, 04:59 PM
Look here:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare.asp

mpw
Jun 22, 2008, 05:17 PM
Take a look at this http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8697813&st=olympus&lp=12&type=product&cp=1&id=1198888991857

Thats the 850, I've got the 790 an it's a cracking camera. Very simple, but nice and quick to start etc. and dust, drop and fully water proof too... ideal for the shower ;)

NC MacGuy
Jun 22, 2008, 09:40 PM
What cube wrote. I always labor over DP Reviews before buying a camera. All the ones listed so far in this thread have some distinctive pro's and con's.
DP Review gives very thorough reviews and compares cameras one to one with similar specs.

Just bought the new Canon SD 790is for the latest interface and controls w. 3" lcd but gave up a viewfinder which I never use in a sub-compact p&s anyway.

You also need to check if movie mode allows active zooming - some don't.

CMD is me
Jun 30, 2008, 11:22 AM
Of those 2, get the Canon. No question about it. Sony just hasn't done well with their recent stills -- DV is a different story. Every Canon I've used -- A series, SD, S series, SLR has been great. Panasonic is another to look at -- great lens!

John T
Jun 30, 2008, 11:40 AM
Panasonic is another to look at -- great lens!

Like this (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8815446&type=product&id=1206749661082) one! :)

Records movies in HD format too!!