Considering a small pocket camera.

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  1. Ironic macrumors 6502a

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    I bought the rebal, no need a small pocket camera and read some of the reviews, think the new Nikon S60 or the Sony T77, the sony is smaller but still rather have SD cards as I have a few Wi fi ones.

    Please give me a good idea for just ebay pics and such.
     
  2. Phrasikleia macrumors 601

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    Just curious: why do you need a pocket camera for eBay pics when you have a DSLR? I've often wished that sellers on eBay would learn how to take a decent picture and would invest in a proper camera to do so. Maybe you need a pocket camera for other reasons, but use the DSLR for eBay!
     
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Best to read the reviews at http://www.dpreview.com

    I wouldn't us a small P&S for eBay pics. I always take care with lighting and background and use an SLR for ebay. People really do like to see what they are getting. The P&S is for when you are away from home and can't bring your big camera. I'm looking for one too. So far I like the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3

    Which is best all depends on how you intend to use the camera
     
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    I would recommend the canon sd series or even the G9 for something really great, slightly bigger, but still in the P&S department.

    As for eBay, I don't care what you use but its clear people do. This is new to me. ;)
     
  5. John T macrumors 68020

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    Hardly a "Small Pocket Camera"? :rolleyes:
     
  6. Ironic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I need apocket camera for weekends and just out with friends, I need something that will fit nice in a pants pocket thinking of a sony T77, or the new nickon s60, the reviews were not that good on the nikon.
     
  7. Edge100 macrumors 68000

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    Canon SD1100IS...just bought one for my wife, and it's very good. Excellent IQ, decent noise performance, fast, small, wide-ish lens, IS works nicely down to 1/6s...oh, and cheap.
     
  8. deorg macrumors 6502

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    sony has some neat little cameras for doing the small job.
     
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    It is if you shoot with a D2xs. :D

    I was going to recommend the G9 or G10 since it's the only P&S camera I would think about using since it's got the best manual mode in any P&S camera in my honest opinion.
     
  11. gkarris macrumors 604

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    I tried a bunch of different P&S and have a Nikon L3 (that I bought to replace a Canon) - haven't been too impressed with it. I ended up buying a Canon P&S to replace the Nikon. I took pics for our flying club's website with it:

    http://www.neoflites.com

    So that's the pic quality - really like it.

    I've also had good experience with Kodak (the best "cheap" ones I think).

    My friend has a Panasonic - great Leica glass, but the pics are a bit noisy.

    Another friend has a Casio - seems okay, but those seem to have a lot of jaggies. :confused:

    I just got a cheap Canon Powershot A470 for work from Amazon for like $85 - great also.

    I say go with Canons or Kodak (if you're on a tighter budget).
     
  12. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Read and quote the rest of the sentence. :rolleyes:
    Exactly! Then again, consider the audience.
     
  13. yoppie macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a fan of the Canon cameras. I have a SD1000, it's perfect for me.
     
  14. Bodine macrumors member

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    I am a fan of Canon PowerShots for small point and shoot camera's. I have the SD800 IS and the picture quality is very good and it has optical image stabilization.
     
  15. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    Personally I like the Canon Powershot line. The Digic III is an amazing chip and, in my opinion, outperforms anything else.

    Kodak, HP and Polaroid all make garbage cameras. The picture quality isn't that great and they will break within a year, longer if you're lucky.

    Look who was a joint winner in dpreviews and winner in gizmodos. Doesn't surprise me at all. Great camera.
     
  16. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Actually, Gizmondos liked the Kodak too, for the low price... I had a Kodak way way back then when 1.3 megapixels was "high end" :eek: and it worked great with nice quality.

    My friends have a cheap 3 Megapixel older Kodak and it works great after 4 years. Definitely good cameras compared to other low end ones.

    Of course, it's a lot better to spend the extra 20 bucks for a low end Canon... :)
     
  17. Ironic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I used the nikon s60 and the sony t700 and the pics are much better on the sony...so it will be here Monday Thanks all!
     
  18. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

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    Ah, just depends on how deep your pockets are!
     

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