Need a cheap P&S...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by slick316, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. slick316 macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2005
    Looking for a cheap point and shoot to keep in my car/pocket when I don't want to tote my DSLR around.

    I had an old Canon (SD200) and it had been stolen by my parents; I let them have it.

    Haven't kept up with P&S cameras so I have no idea what I can get. Looking for something under $200, that takes SD cards, and video recording would be nice.

    I don't care about brand or anything, small and cheap, thats the main thing.
  2. kjs862 macrumors 65816


    Jan 21, 2004
  3. jhamerphoto macrumors regular

    Oct 26, 2007
    I haven't looked at P&S cameras for a long time either, but for $200 I've heard a ton of good things about the Canon SD1100.
  4. OutThere macrumors 603


    Dec 19, 2002
    I love the Canon P&S line...they're great little cameras for the money. Hard to go wrong by picking any Canon in your price range.
  5. slick316 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2005
    Thats the one I was looking at, the SD1100. So much has changed since that SD200 that I had, and the prices have changed also, so nice to be able to get something very nice for under $200.

    I'm going to check out the SD1100 today, I think it will suit me just fine.

    Thanks for the help.
  6. RainForRent macrumors 6502


    May 31, 2006
    Greenville, SC
    Man, I've had my Canon S410 for 3-4 years now. That camera, is not only invincible, but it still impresses people. It's 4 megapixels, it uses CF cards (which I prefer) and at ISO 50 I can print BEAUTIFUL 8x10s.
  7. slick316 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 28, 2005
    I heard that Canon people are doing firmware upgrades to their cameras to give them new features, any truth to that?

    I saw the SD1100, and liked it a lot, but didn't get it because I remembered the question above and didn't want to buy one until I found out which models can do the upgrade (and if it was true or not).
  8. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    I have a Casio Exilim that works pretty well, very small and takes decent shots.
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn


    Dec 27, 2002
    Location Location Location
    You're in luck, because the market has been flooded with plenty of cheap-ass p&s cameras with identical features, sensors, and gimmicks! :)

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