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Hey guys my fiancee is looking to buy a new digital camera tomorrow and she asked for my advice. Unfortunately I don't know much about them like I do computers. Can you guys suggest the best camera she can get for under $100?
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I'd probably recommend any Sony digital camera that is under $100. It probably has the best price for the quality. Wish you and your fiancee the best!
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71 views and 1 response lol. I'll guess we'll just get whatever looks nice. Thanks for the suggestion cheeno. +1
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There is little response because of the time you asked and the nature of the question is a hard one to attack.

Simply, sub $100 for a camera doesn't give you many options. Its the cheapest end of the digital camera market and you get what you pay for. My guess is you don't wanna spend $300, but loosening up your budget could yield a bit better quality. My best suggestion would be check out cnet or dpreview and see what they say.

Good luck!
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Have no clue about "best".

I do know that for $80 the Nikon S4000 is a fun little pocket camera with some nice features that is capable of taking some decent pics for such a small point and shoot.

http://www.adorama.com/INKCPS4000SR.html
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I can highly recommend the Olympus FE and Stylus series cameras. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830111359

Just stick to some basic minimum specs and you should be fine:

1. at least 12.0 MP
2. at least 5X OPTICAL zoom (digital zoom is garbage)
3. Rechargeable lithium ion batteries only. Cameras will eat AA and AAA batteries quickly.
4. Leave money in the budget for a 2GB media card.
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Originally Posted by spaceballsrules View Post
I can highly recommend the Olympus FE and Stylus series cameras. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830111359

Just stick to some basic minimum specs and you should be fine:

1. at least 12.0 MP
2. at least 5X OPTICAL zoom (digital zoom is garbage)
3. Rechargeable lithium ion batteries only. Cameras will eat AA and AAA batteries quickly.
4. Leave money in the budget for a 2GB media card.
MPs do not equal image quality. They equal image size. So if you're interested in printing something huge, then it's important, but for most uses you can get perfectly good shots out of something with, let's say, 8MPs.



Shot with a -- 8MPs, 4x Optical Zoom (Image-stabilized) plus more digital.. can be found on Amazon used for ~$90. My fianceé carries one and I keep one in my car for those times I dont want to carry my 60D gear. yeah, it's 2x AA batteries, but they seem to last me plenty long when I was out shooting (changed once while on vacation a couple of years ago).
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