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Why not? Anyways, I went to look on some sites like PC Mag and cNet (cNet was a joke to me but they can be good for some things). Since the Nikon is close to the Canon S95, i guess I'll get the Nikon. If you look at the price, there's about a $150-$100 difference. I think the S95 isn't worth an extra $100-$150 over the Nikon. Thanks.

Edit: There's the possibility of the S9100 since it's about $300-$310 and has better zoom but still, the S8100 is my top choice.
I've seen camera reviews from those sites. They're all jokes.
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I got this for $150 shipped the other week. Pretty good and fits in my pocket.
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The Canon digital ELPHs are pretty good.
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Lol. SP9100 looks horrible and is $309.99. I can get the S8100 for $236.99. Only pay for optical zoom. That extra money isn't worth it. the P300 is $300 so that's off the list. S8100 for sure but if you really can find something better for the money, I'll go for it. I really want to stay away from $400 but I'll still consider the S95.
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Really? It says a 3.8 optical zoom. That's merely any. I usually take lots of photos far away from things. Not just like a couple meters.
that is the typical zoom range for a compact camera. if you get a longer range (more zoom) camera in a compact camera you are sacrificing IQ (image quality) for the range.

you may seriously want to reconsider limiting your options to <12mp camera. given that higher mp generally mean higher noise, technology of sensors also plays a huge factor into the IQ. buying a <12mp camera generally means you are buying an old generation camera.

personally i would recommend the nikon p7000, its larger then most PS and a bit pricey (399 at BH right now)

or the canon S95 (or its more expensive brother G12) are also excellent PS.

for compact cameras you can also look at the sony w570, panasonic FH25 (all have over 12mp sensors, canon 100hs they all have more zoom then the s95 but are far more "consumer".
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that is the typical zoom range for a compact camera. if you get a longer range (more zoom) camera in a compact camera you are sacrificing IQ (image quality) for the range.

you may seriously want to reconsider limiting your options to <12mp camera. given that higher mp generally mean higher noise, technology of sensors also plays a huge factor into the IQ. buying a <12mp camera generally means you are buying an old generation camera.

personally i would recommend the nikon p7000, its larger then most PS and a bit pricey (399 at BH right now)

or the canon S95 (or its more expensive brother G12) are also excellent PS.

for compact cameras you can also look at the sony w570, panasonic FH25 (all have over 12mp sensors, canon 100hs they all have more zoom then the s95 but are far more "consumer".
Definite +1 to this post.
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I thought digital zoom degraded quality but okay. I'll look at the ones you've recommended.
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I thought digital zoom degraded quality but okay. I'll look at the ones you've recommended.
I don't see where digital zoom was mentioned at all?
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So any zoom degrades PQ? I feel like such a noob.
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So any zoom degrades PQ? I feel like such a noob.
He was saying that super zoom lenses have to sacrifice image quality which is true. Those giant optical zoom numbers are not doing the image quality any good.

Technically though, yes zoom lenses are not as good optically as prime lenses are, but this is irrelevant for point and shoot cameras.
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