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Old 25th of July 2011 (Mon)   #1
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Default Inexpensive point and shoot

I'm looking for an inexpensive, small point-and-shoot for those times I don't want to carry my 7D and lenses.

My budget for this is under $150 so if it's lost in travel or dropped while biking or hiking or boating it's not a huge loss.

I'm looking at the A2200 which goes for about $125. I like its size and features.

Is there another model, equally small and light, that offers more bang for the buck in this price range?
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Old 26th of July 2011 (Tue)   #2
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Default Re: Inexpensive point and shoot

The A2200 is ok, but as many affordable cameras, lacks an Image Stabilizer,
a fact which could result in a higher percentage of blurry images.

The FH25, by Panasonic, does have an optical image stabilizer,
as well as an x8 zoom range - and is exactly in your budget range ($149).

If you're worried about your camera falling down and breaking apart,
you could also get a shock-proof camera, like the Olypus TG-310 (also $149).

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ever considered using your cellphone?

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Old 26th of July 2011 (Tue)   #4
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F8andBeThere - A lot of the lower cost P&S devices aren't stabilised... But if you had a VERY cheap one - runs on 2 x AAs - AND has a Viewfinder - that does a lot more in the "triangle brace" position, camera to eye - than having 'stabilising' in a P&S held at arm's length to aim via LCD... Lots of scenes and functions - Program AE Mode - AND it's a Canon... The cute Powershot A1200 - $106.00 here in Sydney - probably less in the US or EU. At the price - you could afford to lose 1 a year - about $2.00 a week....

Korrektor - Not everyone is a jumping-slave to a mobile-phone (cell-phone, in American) - let alone one that isn't "only" a phone and came on a card for $30.00 with $5.00 in free local calls... As did my last one, bought from a card-stand in a post-office in Sydney..., ummm, 8-9 years ago...

I think it lasted a few months, but was annoying, so after being annoyed by it once too often, I tossed it in a street litter-bin. . So for about 8+ years I haven't had one... The upgrade to my peace and privacy is so vast that I wouldn't now have one as a gift - even if it took photos and video to beat a 5DII....

If people are desperate to contact me - they can wait until I'm home - because, yes, there's a fixed-line phone, there - but no, it doesn't take messages, record things, or not-contact my non-mobile...

Cranky old stick-in-the-mud, ain't I....!

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F8andBeThere - A lot of the lower cost P&S devices aren't stabilised... But if you had a VERY cheap one - runs on 2 x AAs - AND has a Viewfinder - that does a lot more in the "triangle brace" position, camera to eye - than having 'stabilising' in a P&S held at arm's length to aim via LCD... Lots of scenes and functions - Program AE Mode - AND it's a Canon... The cute Powershot A1200 - $106.00 here in Sydney - probably less in the US or EU. At the price - you could afford to lose 1 a year - about $2.00 a week....

Korrektor - Not everyone is a jumping-slave to a mobile-phone (cell-phone, in American) - let alone one that isn't "only" a phone and came on a card for $30.00 with $5.00 in free local calls... As did my last one, bought from a card-stand in a post-office in Sydney..., ummm, 8-9 years ago...

I think it lasted a few months, but was annoying, so after being annoyed by it once too often, I tossed it in a street litter-bin. . So for about 8+ years I haven't had one... The upgrade to my peace and privacy is so vast that I wouldn't now have one as a gift - even if it took photos and video to beat a 5DII....

If people are desperate to contact me - they can wait until I'm home - because, yes, there's a fixed-line phone, there - but no, it doesn't take messages, record things, or not-contact my non-mobile...

Cranky old stick-in-the-mud, ain't I....!

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If you want to compare images from a couple of these phones, that should make the decision for you. Check at www.dpreview.com. Find a review of one camera, go to the dropdown comparisons, then add three other cameras to compare images at the same target at the same ISOs.
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I noticed Adorama has some refurb SD940 for $115 the other day. Those are a year old model, but still quite capable.

A little over budget, but I really dig my Elph 100HS. Has great 1080p video and a backlit sensor for better low light images.
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Korrektor - Yep, and so, indeed, was I.....

"....The upgrade to my peace and privacy is so vast that I wouldn't now have one as a gift - even if it took photos and video to beat a 5DII...."

Being a bit sarky - but the point was - some independent folk just won't tolerate mobile phones, anyway.

Regards, Dave.
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Adorama refurbs

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Korrektor - Yep, and so, indeed, was I.....

"....The upgrade to my peace and privacy is so vast that I wouldn't now have one as a gift - even if it took photos and video to beat a 5DII...."

Being a bit sarky - but the point was - some independent folk just won't tolerate mobile phones, anyway.

Regards, Dave.
Not to mention there aren't many cell phones with zoom lenses, and digital zoom on a 5 MP sensor is just begging for trouble.
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Thanks so much for the Adorama recommendation - very much appreciated.
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ever considered using your cellphone?
I like my iPhone and its camera is OK, but no wide angle or zoom, no IS, no ergonomics, just adequate optics.
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