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Recommend me a good Point and Shoot

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My parents have some cannon camera, but it is bigger then than they want for just normal use. Can someone recommend me a good camera for normal use? I am not a camera person, so I have no idea what i want. As for price, we're open. If spending $400 will get us the best deal, then we are fine with that. Other than that, we just want a good normal use camera. We would like it to easily fit into my moms purse(not that big) and to be portable. Something nice would be instant shooting, so we don't have to wait for it to shoot after hitting the button.

Example of what I want it to look like:

Not like this:


EDIT: Ok. They are called point and shoot cameras. I didn't know they had a name.
Edited by Jtvd78 - 6/5/11 at 10:36am
post #2 of 11
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830120455

Best point and shoot, in my opinion, that fits your needs.
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It would be better if it wasn't 400 tho. We don't need the absolute best. 300 would be a good average price.
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I've owned the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX5V for over a year now, and it does absolutely everything. Big screen, 10x optical zoom, image stabilization, HDR, 1080i video, quick shutter (multiple shots in a row), many different manual tweaks if you want to set it all up in manual mode, panorama, GPS/compass recording with your shots, etc. The pictures look great.

The battery life might be just slightly lacking, but I got a couple generic batteries with charger/car charger for $7 off Amazon.
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I honestly think an older point and shoot is a good buy. See if you can find a NIB model on ebay or the likes
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Get the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX9

http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-came...-34471843.html

Bets band for th buck.
Edited by BlackandDecker - 6/6/11 at 7:40am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BlackandDecker View Post
Get the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-WX9

http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-came...-34471843.html

Bets band for th buck.
i personally have that and i give it 10/10. Awesome features, and great picture clarity. OP if you want some pics taken from it send me a pm.
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post #8 of 11
Canon S95, Nikon S9100, Nikon P500, Nikon P300, and the Nikon L120. I would get the P500. But it's about $70 over your budget even on Amazon (but the black model's from expo electronics). If you have the money though, get the P500. I want it. Otherwise, I want a DSLR but that's irrelevant.
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I'm using the S95 and love it. Anyone try the Olympus XZ-1 yet?
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Get a hybrid like the Canon G12:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...al_Camera.html

I've had my G9 for years now, it's a great camera for really anyone, really good for travel too.
    
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