blackfriday = getting new P&S camera, suggestions please.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Surfing@Blacks, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. Surfing@Blacks macrumors regular

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    I am wanting a camera that will be able to be with me all the time. If it is taking shots of my friends surfing, at a random college party, or just on the road traveling and what not. My budget is 200 bucks (i know that sucks but im a broke college student). Video is a huge plus. So I came across this camera http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelInfoAct&fcategoryid=145&modelid=18183

    This is where you guys can help me out greatly. I am wondering for what I want and the price I can afford is this the best option for me.

    Thanks

    edit: i can purchase this camera for 179.99
     
  2. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    From The Rules:
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    As to the actual question: remember that Cyber Monday could also offer you bigger discounts.
     
  3. Surfing@Blacks thread starter macrumors regular

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    well one post is for the photos and the other is for the video of it. I rather have experts in both fields give their advice for each specific use of the camera.

    Sorry. I couldn't decide which one was more important =)
     
  4. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    Umm, they will both come around and give you advice; even if you only have one thread...
     
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  6. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    There are several good camera review sites online, and I'd start out with dpreview.com and check out their reviews. They've done several point 'n shoot shootout comparisons, budget, ultra compact, premium, enthusiast and waterproof models, as well as tons of individual camera reviews.
     
  7. Surfing@Blacks thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks guys for the review sites... they helped me greatly.
     
  8. pdxflint macrumors 68020

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    You're welcome... and good luck finding what you're looking for. It's a confusing world out there with so many products competing with similar capabilities. That's the world of electronics, as cameras have now become.

    Personally, I like the Lumix point and shoots...
     
  9. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    My biggest concern with that Canon is the focal length - the widest it gets is 33mm (equivalent). That's just not very wide at all. To some degree it depends on what you like to shoot; but in my mind, wide trumps long.

    When my daughter went to Japan, I ended up getting her a Panasonic Lumix (it was an FS15, but point and shoot models turn over rapidly). The thing I like about the Lumix cameras is they usually offer a 28mm focal length at the wide end (and on their more expensive P&S cameras they even go to 24mm).

    Anyway that's my $0.02US.
     

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