Digital Camera Suggestion?

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  1. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

    Phatpat

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    I need a small digital camera with at least 1.3 megapixels. It should also be able to take shots on the go without blurring. I don't want to have to use a tripod or a something to keep the camera steady. The most important thing is small. I want to use it to take pics of stuff I see in my daily life to post on my site.

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  2. oldschool macrumors 65816

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    Do you have Visa with some sort of points system that you can redeem for rewards? Thats how i got my digicam.
     
  3. Veldek macrumors 68000

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    Take a look at the Canon Digital Ixus i (or Powershot SD10 how it's called in some countries). It's very small and has a good image quality.
     
  4. Phatpat thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Phatpat

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    I don't have a Visa with points, though I kinda assume such a camera would be rather low quality.

    Those Canon cameras seem a bit overboard for what I need. Also, they're a bit thick.
     
  5. abhishekit macrumors 65816

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    there is one from olympus, I think stylus or something..veryyy beautiful..although I guess they are 3 megapixel..so more than what you are looking for...but again I thought they were very sleek..
    cheers
     
  6. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    I vacillated between the Minolta Dimage XT and the Casio Exilim S20. Both are great cameras, but I went with the Dimage and never looked back. SMALL and great pictures.
     
  7. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The Dimage has a cool feature where you can make movies up to the whole length of the memory card, too, I believe. I think most cameras have a much shorter fixed time limit.

    There's also the Pentax Optio S and Optio S4. They are 3 and 4 MP versions, respectively, of the "camera that fits in an Altoids tin" -- very, very small. Both have a 3X optical zoom.

    The Dimage XT is available for a hair over $200, and the Optio S4 is available for <$300. I think the S is somewhere in between.... All of these use SecureDigital cards.

    I don't have any of these -- I'm thinking about getting one in the near future.

    This website:

    http://www.dpreview.com/

    has reviews of the S and the Dimage X (same optics as the XT but only 2 MP), and from these, it seems to me that the focal quality and colors on the Minolta are better.

    But when you said that you needed a camera that takes clear pictures, if you meant in comparison to camera phones (which often put out blurry shots), I think any of these would work well.
     
  8. michaelrjohnson macrumors 68020

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    i HIGHLY reccomend the Canon A60. It has MANY fatures, is rather compact, VERY STURDY, and takes high quality pictures. oh, it's inexpensive too.
     

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