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Ok, I'm a total noob talking about cameras, I've used my phones to take pics, and I'm bit tired of it. My wallet limit is max $145.
Remember I'm in Spain and they use 1$ = 1 € almost always.

Oh I'll be using it to take computer parts / hardware / peripherals pictures.

Any idea how this 2 are? Olympus X-940 and Fujifilm Finepix JX200.
I can get the X940 for $110.
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No idea about those cards, but I can recommend any of the Canon Powershot A series. They're probably the most feature rick point and shoot and probably have more manual settings than any other camera (if you want to try some advanced settings). The biggest advantage of the A series would be good quality pics in artificial lightning or low light. They can be a bit more expensive /MP than other brands but the quality is worth it imo.
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I can get a A-3100 or a 3300. But the price different is quite big between those 2. 1 is 99€ second is 159 €
But as I said I cant realize the differences, more than the basic...

Any idea how good is the Nikon Coolpix S3000?
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No idea about those cards, but I can recommend any of the Canon Powershot A series. They're probably the most feature rick point and shoot and probably have more manual settings than any other camera (if you want to try some advanced settings). The biggest advantage of the A series would be good quality pics in artificial lightning or low light. They can be a bit more expensive /MP than other brands but the quality is worth it imo.
MP =/= image quality, and those cameras are bad at low light (as with any at that price point or image sensor size). They also don't offer manual settings. It's a fully auto camera.

But at that price, the Canon A series is probably the best you're going to get.
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MP =/= image quality, and those cameras are bad at low light (as with any at that price point or image sensor size). They also don't offer manual settings. It's a fully auto camera.

But at that price, the Canon A series is probably the best you're going to get.
Care to recommend me any model? Also I read bad review about the A series lens on the internet :S And good reviews about the s3000 lens witch is quite more cheap :S
    
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Care to recommend me any model? Also I read bad review about the A series lens on the internet :S And good reviews about the s3000 lens witch is quite more cheap :S
Truthfully there's not going to be much variation at that price point. Stick to anything from Canon, Nikon, or Panasonic and you'll be fine.

Conversely, I've seen a lot of issues from people owning Kodaks, so I'd avoid those.
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Go with a powershot series Canon, you can "soft-mod" the firmware on a memory card to add features and scripting ability. I have a SX130IS with this and it turns it in to much more than a $180 camera
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Might get a Canon Powershot A495 for under $100. Looks nice for the price. Or a Nikon S3000.
    
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Canon SD1400 or Canon SD1300
Really no difference from both apart from design and a few other nics
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No idea about those cards, but I can recommend any of the Canon Powershot A series. They're probably the most feature rick point and shoot and probably have more manual settings than any other camera (if you want to try some advanced settings). The biggest advantage of the A series would be good quality pics in artificial lightning or low light. They can be a bit more expensive /MP than other brands but the quality is worth it imo.
2nd the Canon A-series... You can't go wrong there. But, unfortunately they nixed the manual settings a couple years back after the a570, a580, a590 came out.

Nice to have, but doesn't matter TOO much. I use them extremely rarely. The program / auto / scene settings work great 99.5% of the time.

The a495 you mentioned is a very good camera for $100. Picture quality wise it can't be beat in that price range. a495 lacks image stabilization, which IMO comes in handy, but if you keep your hands steady and shoot in decent light or with flash, you should be gravy.
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