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post #11 of 19
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Do NOT get a Nikon FAILpix L100.....Boy did I find that out the hard way....
Sorry to hear that
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I'm watching this thread too. I need a camera to take some detailed pics of worklogs I create which involve a lot of close up shots. The Failpix just doesn't cut it. Seems like every picture I take is always out of focus, no matter how many times I take it and what settings I use.

Here was an interesting find I saw this morning.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830120474
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Best Buy had both the Panasonic DMC-ZS8 and Sony DSC-H70. I was able to play with both.... However, the wife says that size is more important than features.


I guess I have to research lower-end Canons then. Thanks guys for narrowing it down.

For image sensors, which is bigger? 1/1.7" or 1/2.3"?Is CCD or CMOS better?
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CMOS sensors are less power hungry and less expensive to produce, and supposedly CCD sensors handle noise better, but the difference between the two in terms of IQ is not significant.

1/1.7" is larger, but the difference between that and 1/2.3" isn't much:

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post #15 of 19
Agreed with the Canon discussion for P&S good guys, but for once Best Buy might actually have something up your alley --

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Panasoni...f24h&cp=1&lp=1

Panasonic Lumix FH24 on sale for - you guessed it - $149.99 (regularly 199.99). I normally wouldn't have listed it here, but I actually checked one out yesterday while I was trying to burn a gift cert I got for my birthday and I actually rather liked it. Not too big (compared to wifey's A590IS Powershot) and from what I've seen has had pretty good reviews..
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Sony H55 is pretty decent. Decent amount of manual control for a point and shoot.
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post #17 of 19
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Originally Posted by dudemanppl View Post
Basically any Canon point and shoots are good. Never Nikon or Kodak though. The hierarchy basically goes like this: Canon > everybody else > Nikon/Kodak.
Asking here somi don't make a new thread... Wife lost our old Canon point and shoot... Picking up another sub $200 Canon point and shoot for daughters first birthday today. What memory card type should I pickup?

SD/SDHC memory card, SDXC memory card, MultiMediaCard, MMCplus card, HC MMCplus card are he supported types.
    
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post #18 of 19
Get a Sandisk SDHC card. If you cheap out, you might lose pictures that you won't be able to retake and that's the worst thing ever.
post #19 of 19
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Get a Sandisk SDHC card. If you cheap out, you might lose pictures that you won't be able to retake and that's the worst thing ever.
Thanks, ended up pickin up a Canon SX130 IS and a 16GB SDHC card for under $200 total (the Wal-Mart near us was selling the SX130 KIT with case and free hard cover 8x10 photo album for $149 even though the online and the store stickers had it listed for higher).

Not bad - it is similar enought to our old Canon that the wife isn't complaining about relearning it and we can use our old rechargeable batteries.

Thanks Duckie and Dude, helped save the 1st birthday complaints since my wife isn't a fan of the picture quality from our parents and family take with their cameras (She loves the 12X Optical zoom it offers!)
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