Simple point and shoot digicam

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kinkster, Aug 20, 2009.

  1. kinkster macrumors 6502a

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    I haven't bought a digicam in years. Seems like they've made allot of advances in the last couple of years.

    Anyhow I'm looking for a new one. Only things I need really:
    $120 or under
    Pretty good picture quality
    SD card slot
     
  2. AMessy macrumors member

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    I always check out www.dpreview.com when i'm looking for a new camera just to get a feel for what's out there and what's upcoming.

    Also i've always had good luck with Olympus, but i know there are a lot of good cameras out there these days.
     
  3. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    I've got the Canon PowerShot A720 IS. It's 8 MP. Last I checked it was around $150, though they've probably come down. Should suit you perfectly.
     
  4. kinkster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm looking for something a bit cheaper and more portable.


    Any other recommendations?
     
  5. Shake 'n' Bake macrumors 68020

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    Not really. Any more portable, and you'll be getting too expensive, any less expensive, and you'll be getting too low a MP image sensor.

    Did you actually look at the price on the PowerShot at a place like Abe's of Maine? I haven't check since lat Christmas, so it could be cheaper.
     
  6. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

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  7. LAS.mac macrumors 6502

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    I have a Kodak 5 Mp that I bought 2 years or more ago. Always worked fine.
    I just saw the Costco web page, they have a similar one, now at 10 Mp, for 99.99. http://www.costco.com/Browse/Produc...1&lang=en-US&Sp=C&ec=BC-EC10604-Cat83&topnav=

    The market if full of such cameras. For point and shot, I always buy between the cheapest ones available. Ther are too man models. And, to me, they don't last more than 1-2 years (they break as soon as the warranty expires...).
    Just one advice: avoid those with no-rechargeable batteries. And those without optical zoom (there are still some).
     
  8. kenobe23 macrumors member

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    I have this camera too, and it's excellent. It takes consistently high quality pictures, and it uses AA batteries, which is a big advantage for a point and shoot IMO. You can use rechargeables most of the time, but if they die while you're on a trip you can replace them with regular AAs, available anywhere. Can't do that with proprietary batteries. This camera also has image stabilization, which is indispensable (IMO) and a decent optical zoom.
     

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