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I broke my mothers P&S

 
HunterW
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Mar 29, 2012 18:57 |  #1

im a horrible son
i dropped it in a giant silt dust mound and now it doesn't open :x

it was an oldish canon elph camera (4 or 5mp)
in fits in her purse nicely and it took photos when you pressed the button
thats about it

i want to get her something a little better but still relatively cheap (im a college student)
im not a stickler for canon
cheapness on a scale along with happiness

$200 $100 $70 $60 $40
;-; :( :| :) :D

any suggestions?


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Mar 29, 2012 20:54 |  #2

Get her an A1200 or wait for the A1300 to come out.

Decent camera and it's the only lower level Canon
P&S to retain an optical viewfinder.

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …A1200_Digital_C​amera.html (external link)

Under $100 and free shipping to boot!

-Rob




  
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Mar 29, 2012 23:26 |  #3

ive seen the 100hs for $110 at costco recently, comes with 4gb sd card and a carrying case. Everything your mom needs to get going.

while the 100hs cost more than the A series, the backlit cmos is worth it for the low light and low noise.


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Mar 30, 2012 00:14 |  #4

+2 on the 100HS, or, if on sale the 300HS.

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Mar 30, 2012 01:57 as a reply to  @ del Sol's post |  #5

Definitely the ELPH 100.
Much better than the A's,
and more mofortable to handle
in terms of button functionality.

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Mar 30, 2012 02:15 as a reply to  @ eyalg's post |  #6

check out the canon loyalty program.




  
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HunterW
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Mar 30, 2012 04:30 |  #7

what does canon p&s camera offer that others do not?
such as this vivitar http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_X029_Digital_C​amera.html (external link)


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Mar 30, 2012 06:47 |  #8

del Sol wrote in post #14178889 (external link)
+2 on the 100HS, or, if on sale the 300HS.

del Sol

+1 they are far better than what she had, or any of the budget A series. They have a CMOS sensor very good!


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Mar 30, 2012 09:47 |  #9

Agreed on the ELPH 100HS. They were $99 at apple.com recently.


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Mar 30, 2012 09:48 |  #10

HunterW wrote in post #14179568 (external link)
what does canon p&s camera offer that others do not?
such as this vivitar http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_X029_Digital_C​amera.html (external link)

You pretty much just compared dog food to a sirloin there. I'd make a list, but lets just say "everything".


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Mar 30, 2012 09:52 |  #11

YARDBURNER wrote in post #14178072 (external link)
Get her an A1200 or wait for the A1300 to come out.

Decent camera and it's the only lower level Canon
P&S to retain a completely useless and utter rubbish optical viewfinder.

Fixed that for you.


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Mar 30, 2012 10:28 |  #12

tkbslc wrote in post #14180536 (external link)
I'd still pick ELPH 100HS hands down.

+1, although the Vivitar does offer having some stickers on the front. ;)

The ELPH 100HS is going to be a tremendous bang for the buck. It's the difference between just pointing at something and clicking to get some sort of picture (with the Vivitar), vs actually getting one that is capable of that, plus much much more. I bought one for my father for Christmas when his old p&s died. He absolutely loves it, to the point he has already put more clicks on it in 4 months than he had in the 4yrs he had the prior camera.

And I would recommend using the hand strap. Although it does not look like much, it's the difference between it dangling from your wrist and having to replace a camera.


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Mar 30, 2012 14:03 |  #13

Is there still a question about it,
after all these recommendations?

Read my declaration of the ELPH 100 as camera of the year (external link),
and my review of it (external link) if you're still not sure.

-eyalg


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Mar 31, 2012 11:26 |  #14

HunterW wrote in post #14179568 (external link)
what does canon p&s camera offer that others do not?
such as this vivitar http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_X029_Digital_C​amera.html (external link)

It should be obvious. Brand recognition. Optics to an extent ( I know- it's still a point and shoot ). The biggest differences between brands tend to be button layout, the menuing systems (which can make using a camera easier or not so ), ease of use. With the latest generation of Canon HS system cameras- they have much better low light capability due to their backlit CMOS sensors.

each person is different. Some prefer simpler cameras. Some prefer cameras with customization. Some only want to set it up once, and point it and shoot- that's it. My SO has a Nikon P&S. I absolutely hate the controls on it. The menu system, imo, is terrible compared to the current Canon menu system.


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YARDBURNER
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Apr 04, 2012 09:03 |  #15

Numenorean, I agree about the quality of the optical
VF. Just suggesting it for an older person used to a VF
vs. just an LCD. Older people also aren't as stable
holding a camera at arms length and a VF anchors
the camera to the cheek.

-R




  
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