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What's a decent camera I can buy for around 150-170 dollars? Is that a really low budget to be on, I want to get started into photography but I don't have a lot of money to spend on a camera. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks.
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Check out the Canon ELPH 300 HS or the Canon SX130IS.

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-ELPH-300-HS/dp/B004J41T7Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1327380113&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-SX130IS-Stabilized-3-0-Inch/dp/B003ZSHNG8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1327380113&sr=8-2

It's not a low budget to be on as long as you understand you won't get a DSLR for that money. Point and Shoots are perfectly capable of helping you get a start in photography, especially working with manual modes. As long as you understand their limitations compared to DSLRs, you'll have no issues.
Edited by capitaltpt - 1/23/12 at 8:48pm
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Nice recommendation on the ELPH 300 HS, it's a great camera that seems to have dropped in price lately.
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What would be better between the two. I know the one that costs more money probably but, what would be the reason why?
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Canon actually has a good comparison tool on their website for their powershot models -- these two models actually list for the same price, so if you look at the features of each and can determine whether or not you need the features of the more expensive one, get the less expensive one.

They're actually fairly similar, the only real differences that stand out in my head:
SX130 has more reach (digital, both are 4x optical), runs off of AA batteries instead of a Canon battery pack, slightly larger LCD (3.0") and seems to have more manual control abilities (shooting in full Manual, Aperture priority, Shutter speed priority)
ELPH can shoot high speed burst , is smaller due to Canon battery pack (i.e. more compact)

Thus, if ELPH is cheaper of the two, I'd probably do that unless you want a slightly larger camera. They're going to take comparable images for the most part.
Edited by MistaBernie - 1/24/12 at 6:16am
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Thanks for your help guys, I most likely will go for the Powershot ELPH 300 because of the 1080p videos over the 720p videos of the Canon SX130IS. Also after watching reviews, I heard that the battery life on the Canon SX130IS is terrible. Also i think the Powershot ELPH is better because its smaller and fits into your pocket better. Also I seen how it boots up super fast for snapping pictures and videos on the fly.
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