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I have a Nikon S8100 and love it, but unfortunately, it got a lens error, so I sent it back to the manufacturer. This is very untimely, though, because my Mother and Sister are going on a trip to Italy on Sunday, and they do not have a decent camera to bring with them as the S8100 is currently in repair.
My question is: without getting too fancy for them, what kind of camera can I buy them that will take decent quality pictures with a decent quality screen for less than 200?
I was looking at this one:http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Canon+-+...lph&cp=2&lp=10
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Same question 1 week ago: http://www.overclock.net/photography...t-200-max.html
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Ah, ok. Thanks. What model did you end up getting? I noticed that Panasonic Lumix FH24 is still for sale. But it looked like you were going more for canons.
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Ah, ok. Thanks. What model did you end up getting? I noticed that Panasonic Lumix FH24 is still for sale. But it looked like you were going more for canons.
I ended getting a handbag.

I was looking at Canon's ELPH and SD line due to portability. I know they were not as full featured (especially for the price). However, they were significantly smaller while be good enough.
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I ended getting a handbag.

I was looking at Canon's ELPH and SD line due to portability. I know they were not as full featured (especially for the price). However, they were significantly smaller while be good enough.
Yeah, that was what I was looking at.
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Ah, ok. Thanks. What model did you end up getting? I noticed that Panasonic Lumix FH24 is still for sale. But it looked like you were going more for canons.
Panasonic makes pretty decent cameras. I have an even cheaper Lumix FS-62, bought it for about €110,-. The photos are actually pretty decent for the price, and it's the most sturdy camera I've used. In fact, I've accidentally dropped it from a waterfall where it bounced off some rocks about 1,5M below before it fell in water about as deep.. While it was ON.

When I dove it up it was still somewhat working, I let it dry for about 2 days and it was fully functional again. 4 days later I forgot it outside in the garden and it started raining pretty hard that night. Same procedure and again it works flawless to this day

EDIT: Here's a review.
Don't know if it's still around somewhere but you should be able to pick it up somewhere for cheap..
Edited by Radeon915 - 6/21/11 at 2:27pm
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Panasonic makes pretty decent cameras. I have an even cheaper Lumix FS-62, bought it for about €110,-. The photos are actually pretty decent for the price, and it's the most sturdy camera I've used. In fact, I've accidentally dropped it from a waterfall where it bounced off some rocks about 1,5M below before it fell in water about as deep.. While it was ON.

When I dove it up it was still somewhat working, I let it dry for about 2 days and it was fully functional again. 4 days later I forgot it outside in the garden and it started raining pretty hard that night. Same procedure and again it works flawless to this day

EDIT: Here's a review.
Don't know if it's still around somewhere but you should be able to pick it up somewhere for cheap..
This gives me so much faith in Panasonic. Anyways, I would say get a Canon, Panasonic, Fujifilm, or Sony. Nikon isn't the best for point and shoots. They're well known for their DSLRs.
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