looking for a new camera

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by brentg33, Jul 8, 2007.

  1. brentg33 macrumors 6502a

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    hey all,
    i am looking to get a new digital camera, point and click....something in the $250 and under range....does anyone have any good suggestions on which would be the best one to pick up? i have a friend who has a panasonic he really likes....
    thanks
    brent
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    Depends on the situations you intend using the camera in. If you are going to take a lot of pictures indoors or in low light then a Fuji F30/F31fd would probably serve you well. If you only want to take pictures in well lit situations or outdoors in the sun then almost anything current from a major manufacturer will be fine.
     
  3. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    There's a piece worth reading over at dpreview. It points out some significant lies in the current marketing of many compact digital cameras re: high ISO (low light) mode, and shows example shots taken with various compact cameras in low light. I think it's worthwhile to read, even if you don't think you'll take a lot of low light photos, because it will help you better understand how to make intelligent decisions about buying a compact camera.

    The Fuji Finepix cameras seem to be the best performers in low light, as robbieduncan indicated. But please read the article. :D
     

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