what new small camera to get?

bmc1818

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I need to get a camera sometime within the next week and was wondering what is the best camera thats good, small and 250-300 dollars. i want at least 4 megapixels and the ability to stick it in my pocket. I have not kept up with the newest cameras and was wondering what to get

Thanks
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Keep in mind that the price of the camera is just a starting point. You will need to budget for memory, and perhaps a case and a set of rechargeable batteries.

It would help to know if this is your total budget.
 

bmc1818

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I dont need a case or extra batteries, I will need to budget for at least a 512mb card. So about 300 total with everything is what im looking for. I mainly want a quality ultra compact camera.
 

Mitthrawnuruodo

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I'm very happy with my 6MP Olympus µ digital 600 (aka stylus 600 in the US). Nice pictures. Small enough to put in my jeans pockets (though there are a lot of smaller cameras, this one is small enough and still has a large LCD). Extremely long battery life is a major plus.

My girlfriend bought the exact same camera a few months after I got mine, even if she really wanted a Sony Cybershot, but the Olympus seemed like a better bargain price/quality-wise... :)
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Mitthrawnuruodo said:
I'm very happy with my 6MP Olympus µ digital 600 (aka stylus 600 in the US). Nice pictures. Small enough to put in my jeans pockets (though there are a lot of smaller cameras, this one is small enough and still has a large LCD). Extremely long battery life is a major plus.

My girlfriend bought the exact same camera a few months after I got mine, even if she really wanted a Sony Cybershot, but the Olympus seemed like a better bargain price/quality-wise... :)
Thanks, another good choice. The combo would be just at the $300 mark at my shop.
 

Malfoy

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I just picked up a Nikon Coolpix S6 this weekend from CC for 340 to replace my broken Casio Elixim (Damn you Casio!!!!:mad: :mad: ) So far I love it and the screen is HUGE. Fits nicely in the pocket.
 

bmc1818

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canon sd500

Ive looked alot of cameras and i was wondering if the canon sd500 is a good camera. Are there any others that are better and about the same price?