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I want to buy a digital camera, price: 100 - 150 euros, I'd like it to record video, full HD and take decent pictures in any conditions. Used for family photos and videos. I'd prefer Nikon made but I welcome any other suggestions.

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askin a lot for around 200 USD D: i dont recall a p&s being able to shoot full HD (1080p).. i know theres a lot with 720p tho. even if there was a 1080p one, i doubt it would be in that price range
 
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Today I saw something like this on the shelves of a local store, it was closed so I could not ask, it had a big sticker with HD 1080p on it. Do u think its bs? I've seen a lot of c#@p sold under HD and other logos. Might go try it asap, it was 175USD
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There's not going to be a camera in that price range that can "take decent pictures under any condition". Point and shoots suffer in low light because of their small sensor and from that, the inability to get clean high ISO shots.

Some will perform better than others, but as a whole they're all going to struggle with low light shots.
post #5 of 10
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Yeah, sorry for not being more clear. Most photos will be taken day time or with flash so im not worried about low light. My family gathers up for birthdays and we are many and we want to take shots and short clips of funny and memorable moments for example. So by decent I'm mostly looking for clear picture, if I want to print, say 10x15 I want it to be quality. As for video I also need a quality that can be enjoyable. I don't want to be carrying around my DSLR that's why I need a simple yet good and handy camera.
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Quote:
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Yeah, sorry for not being more clear. Most photos will be taken day time or with flash so im not worried about low light. My family gathers up for birthdays and we are many and we want to take shots and short clips of funny and memorable moments for example. So by decent I'm mostly looking for clear picture, if I want to print, say 10x15 I want it to be quality. As for video I also need a quality that can be enjoyable. I don't want to be carrying around my DSLR that's why I need a simple yet good and handy camera.
Well, it just so happens that the Fuji F80 you linked to is an excellent camera and better than most in low light. It shoots 720p only though. Fuji and Canon make the best P&S cameras in my opinion.

As for 1080p video, very few P&S cameras have that. The Nikon P100 and Sony DSC-HX1 do, but they're more than your price range.

As iandroo said, you're asking too much for $200 USD.
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post #7 of 10
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Well thanks for confirming and will try the Fuji F80. Good to know that cameras that come with Full HD sticker on for this price is just a rape. Also what do you think about Nikon Coolpix cameras?
Edited by Use - 3/16/11 at 5:17pm
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post #8 of 10
dont buy because the sticker says "full HD" that is a sales gimmick to trick people. there is no such thing as full HD. just letting you know. same goes for anything advertised as full 1080p. other than that these guys know what they are talking about and wont steer you wrong
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Quote:
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Well thanks for confirming and will try the Fuji F80. Good to know that cameras that come with Full HD sticker on for this price is just a rape. Also what do you think about Nikon Coolpix cameras?
They're not as good as what Panasonic, Sony, Fuji and Canon are putting out. They're not terrible, they just don't stack up with the competition.
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post #10 of 10
if u got 20 (220) bucks more the sony wx9 does 1080i. its also backlit so it will do a tad better at low light.
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