Any Point and Shoot recommendations around $200?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Oilbrnr, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. Oilbrnr macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    I know that this request is a bit different from the "which DSLR should I get" thread, but I have the need for a small point and shoot with a decent flash.

    I prefer Nikon, but I have not read any real positive reviews of most of their current offerings, so I tried a Canon A590 from Costco, and I'll be taking it back. Low light performance is dismal.

    Any suggestions?
  2. odinsride macrumors 65816


    Apr 11, 2007
    I have a Canon SD1100 IS, really nice little P&S with IS built in. It's pretty compact too, I usually carry it in my pocket. The low light performance isn't that great though...I took it to Vegas and had a hard time getting good night time shots. If you want to see some samples from that camera, click on the Flickr link in my sig and go to my Las Vegas set.

    The new Nikon Coolpix with a Touchscreen looks kinda cool as well but haven't read any reviews on it.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    There are very few P&S cameras that perform well in low light, but the A590 is certainly not going to do it. Try the Canon SD850 (better) or the Fuji F50 (best).

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