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I'm looking to purchase my wife and new digi cam this year; however, I have no clue about these things. Please help me out here! Here's the run down, she does design work and needs a 12MP+ camera. A point and shoot, small type. Not a big something with all these lenses, lol. Just something she can carry in her purse, have decent camera settings, and pretty good photos. I'm looking to spend $50-100. Is that doable? Again, I'm so lost here. HALP

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I'm going to move this to the photography section where you are more likely to get help.
    
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I'm going to move this to the photography section where you are more likely to get help.
Lol, thank you. I looked all over the new layout b/c I knew we had a dang photography section but couldn't find it. Again, old n00blet. tongue.gif
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I'm looking to purchase my wife and new digi cam this year; however, I have no clue about these things. Please help me out here! Here's the run down, she does design work and needs a 12MP+ camera. A point and shoot, small type. Not a big something with all these lenses, lol. Just something she can carry in her purse, have decent camera settings, and pretty good photos. I'm looking to spend $50-100. Is that doable? Again, I'm so lost here. HALP
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thats a really low budget for a camera....i think at that price point its probably better to just watch ads and pick up a camera that fits your purpose....

just make sure you buy a camera from a big camera company like:

canon
nikon
sony
olympus
pentax
panasonic

they all make fairly decent PS cameras at that price point.
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thats a really low budget for a camera....i think at that price point its probably better to just watch ads and pick up a camera that fits your purpose....
just make sure you buy a camera from a big camera company like:
canon
nikon
sony
olympus
pentax
panasonic
they all make fairly decent PS cameras at that price point.
Thanks for the feedback. I figure there are some decent offerings from most of the big names for sub-$100. Are there any features I should look for/know about when looking? Again, she just does general shooting for personal and design work, but far from anything DSLR'esque. smile.gif
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Thanks for the feedback. I figure there are some decent offerings from most of the big names for sub-$100. Are there any features I should look for/know about when looking? Again, she just does general shooting for personal and design work, but far from anything DSLR'esque. smile.gif

i dont know if these "features" are available at 100 price point but i would look for is Back-Illuminated Sensor (BIS) cause these cameras will generally perform better in low light.

also look at the lens portion, there will be a bunch of numbers like 28-100 2,8 (or 2.8). the 2.8 is the aperture size and you can tell cause it isnt in a range and it has either a PERIOD or a COMMA. you are looking for the lowest number you can find in ur budget
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i dont know if these "features" are available at 100 price point but i would look for is Back-Illuminated Sensor (BIS) cause these cameras will generally perform better in low light.
also look at the lens portion, there will be a bunch of numbers like 28-100 2,8 (or 2.8). the 2.8 is the aperture size and you can tell cause it isnt in a range and it has either a PERIOD or a COMMA. you are looking for the lowest number you can find in ur budget
Very handy info. Thanks! Anyone else?
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he covered it very well.

more money can get you more features. but honestly most people really dont need or use most features. sounds like you really just require a basic camera that takes photos thumb.gif
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If you don't mind used, the Canon ELPH-300HS is a nice camera. Normally 200, but used 100.
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