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Hi call, I don't take a lot of photos but I would like to start taking more.

Anyway, my current camera is REALLY old and I need to replace, I just don't have a big budget.

My current camera is a Nikon Coolpix 950. I know it is REALLY old, 1999, but it actually takes decent pics with its 2MP sensor.

Anyway, I am looking to replace it. I am looking for a basic point and shoot camera, maybe if there is a camera considered the best "value" camera.

I am hoping to pay $50 or less. So pretty low budget. If someone can make a case that I will get a lot more camera for another 20 or 30 dollars then I am open to that too.

Thanks in advance.
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To be completely honest, you're probably not going to get much out of <$100. There's QC and IQ issues with cameras below that price point.
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To be completely honest, you're probably not going to get much out of <$100. There's QC and IQ issues with cameras below that price point.
If you had to recommend a piece of crap, which shiny turn would you recommend?
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I'd look on eBay for a 2nd hand Canon a570,580 or 590. 7mp. Image stabilization. Full manual controls. Takes AA batteries.

If you want new or don't care about I.S., Canon a490 (or a495 for a few more options). Well reviewed and takes very good photos for it's class.

cnet review: http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-came...-33948040.html

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CHsQ8wIwAA#

http://www.google.com/search?hl=hl&s...d93ee356c0673f
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I'd look on eBay for a 2nd hand Canon a570,580 or 590. 7mp. Image stabilization. Full manual controls. Takes AA batteries.

If you want new or don't care about I.S., Canon a490 (or a495 for a few more options). Well reviewed and takes very good photos for it's class.

cnet review: http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-came...-33948040.html

http://www.google.com/products/catal...d=0CHsQ8wIwAA#

http://www.google.com/search?hl=hl&s...d93ee356c0673f
Thanks, great info.
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