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gojo83 07-31-2011 03:14 AM

point and shoot camera help
 
I need to find a good middle ground point and shoot camera since at the moment all I have is the cell phone and it keeps flaking out. I want a DSLR but I want something that I can toss in my bag or stick in my pocket and have ready if the moment presents itself. My birthday is not too far off and well my girl is not the greatest when it comes to electronics shopping so some hints or ideas would help her out alot. I am a huge canon fan but I did a little digging and the canon I liked was a battery killer. Any ideas will be great and I want something that is 12 mp or more if possible and looking to stay under the 200 dollar limit. If there is any camera buffs that would be great.

2k2cse 07-31-2011 03:28 AM

I'm no pro when it comes to cameras, but from the research I've done for myself, and what I already know.. you can't get a DSLR that can fit in your pocket, or one thats good for under $200. Cannon makes fairly good cameras as far as I know. I'm not too sure about any other brand.

Buick96 07-31-2011 05:08 AM

canon makes awesome cameras, i have the rebel xsi eos 450D its not a pocket camera but its really cool

the smaller canon cameras are also excelent

gojo83 07-31-2011 07:16 AM

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Originally Posted by 2k2cse (Post 1536019)
I'm no pro when it comes to cameras, but from the research I've done for myself, and what I already know.. you can't get a DSLR that can fit in your pocket, or one thats good for under $200. Cannon makes fairly good cameras as far as I know. I'm not too sure about any other brand.

I know that a DLSR wont fit in the pocket a point and shoot is the ones with the retractable lenses and such that are the ones that are for parties and such not the quality shots that a dslr is used for... I guess you could say the point and shoots are the daily drivers of the camera world lol.

2k2cse 07-31-2011 10:09 AM

lol yeah. I would definitely go with a canon. I was looking at getting a new camera last year, and had it narrowed down to one, but things came up and I never got it. Now, I would narrow it down to these two http://digitalpbk.com/canon-sx-serie...on-sx130is-new They're not really the smallest camera available, but they have incredible optical zoom capabilities and high mp.

MouSe 07-31-2011 10:38 AM

http://www.adorama.com/ICAS90.html
http://www.adorama.com/INKCPP300BK.html

Neither are under $200, but they are some of the best P&S you could buy.

MouSe 07-31-2011 10:40 AM

Also, the megapixel count doesn't matter honestly. Its the image chip that really matters, and then the lens. My D-SLR is only 10mp, but I can assure you that it takes 10x better pictures than a P&S that has 11ty billion mp.

94cutlassvert 07-31-2011 07:53 PM

i have a samsung L100 great daytime camera and awsome at night also if you have a tripod.it not a fan of low light situations

here are some pics taken with it
http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/r...cture011-1.jpg
http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/r...ntitled9-2.jpg



good pic to show detail at full res.(go full size and look at the man in the pic)
http://i475.photobucket.com/albums/r...Picture008.jpg

Buick96 07-31-2011 08:33 PM

i need to find better lenses for mine the stock one is kinda grainy at times

MouSe 08-01-2011 06:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Buick96 (Post 1536078)
i need to find better lenses for mine the stock one is kinda grainy at times

Kit lenses always are, I need to do the same thing.


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