Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Small Compact Digitals by Canon 
Thread started 30 Jun 2012 (Saturday) 15:32
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Need help soon, wife wants new camera tonight.

 
mosabi
Senior Member
376 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Fargo, ND
     
Jun 30, 2012 15:32 |  #1

Her biggest thing is to capture sharp images. She hates getting blurry images with our old Sony. It's about 7 years old.

I was thinking along the lines of a Canon elph but not sure. Can anyone suggest a great p&s that's compact and will take great pics under $250?


Website:
www.nickluchau.zenfoli​o.com (external link)
40Dx2 gripped | 17-55 f/2.8 | 50 f/1.8 mk1 | 430ex II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
mosabi
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
376 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Fargo, ND
     
Jun 30, 2012 15:38 |  #2

I should mention, were going to best buy to get it, so it has to be one they carry.


Website:
www.nickluchau.zenfoli​o.com (external link)
40Dx2 gripped | 17-55 f/2.8 | 50 f/1.8 mk1 | 430ex II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mark2009
Goldmember
Avatar
1,997 posts
Gallery: 12 photos
Likes: 129
Joined Dec 2010
Location: Northeast , USA
     
Jun 30, 2012 15:50 as a reply to  @ mosabi's post |  #3

For that price range I would get the canon elph 110....

http://www.bestbuy.com …=4811342&id=121​8533327827 (external link)




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hnikesch
Goldmember
Avatar
1,133 posts
Gallery: 24 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 19
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Michigan
     
Jun 30, 2012 16:25 |  #4

Yea any Elph model will provide great images. Before going to Best Buy check the Best Buy on line site for deals, I found my S100 for $379 on BB site and $429 in store. They matched the on line price in the store.

Hans


Hans
It is better to burn a roll of film than curse the darkness. Equip. Canon S100 w/CHDK, SD990 w/CHDK, SD900 w/CHDK, Pentax K30, & Kr, Pentax Q7 Flickr: (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mosabi
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
376 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Fargo, ND
     
Jun 30, 2012 18:24 |  #5

We got the Elph 110, thanks for the replies. Charging battery now.


Website:
www.nickluchau.zenfoli​o.com (external link)
40Dx2 gripped | 17-55 f/2.8 | 50 f/1.8 mk1 | 430ex II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tmwag
Brown Noser has crush on Suzyview
Avatar
2,641 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 11
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Kansas City
     
Jun 30, 2012 21:48 as a reply to  @ mosabi's post |  #6

OK, post some pic's quick...




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mosabi
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
376 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Fargo, ND
     
Jul 01, 2012 12:19 |  #7

I dont have any pics transferred yet but I'm pretty impressed so far with it. 1080p hd video is nice bonus too.


Website:
www.nickluchau.zenfoli​o.com (external link)
40Dx2 gripped | 17-55 f/2.8 | 50 f/1.8 mk1 | 430ex II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mosabi
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
376 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Fargo, ND
     
Jul 01, 2012 12:23 |  #8

Just checked BB.com and the camera we bought yesterday is on sale now. Looks like ill be making a trip back.


Website:
www.nickluchau.zenfoli​o.com (external link)
40Dx2 gripped | 17-55 f/2.8 | 50 f/1.8 mk1 | 430ex II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
tmwag
Brown Noser has crush on Suzyview
Avatar
2,641 posts
Gallery: 5 photos
Likes: 11
Joined Feb 2009
Location: Kansas City
     
Jul 01, 2012 13:03 |  #9

I bet those shots are turning out great. Nice 500px shots!




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mosabi
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
376 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Fargo, ND
     
Jul 01, 2012 14:07 |  #10

tmwag wrote in post #14656713 (external link)
I bet those shots are turning out great. Nice 500px shots!

Yeah its a cool little camera, Glad you like my 500px! Appreciate the comment!


Website:
www.nickluchau.zenfoli​o.com (external link)
40Dx2 gripped | 17-55 f/2.8 | 50 f/1.8 mk1 | 430ex II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
PaulRivers
Member
193 posts
Joined Sep 2010
     
Jul 01, 2012 15:22 |  #11

The reason why you usually get blurry pics is that the camera chooses to low of a shutter speed.

Avoid Nikon's - they really, really love low shutter speeds.

Canon's are better, but not perfect.

The only way to really avoid blurry pics is to get a camera with manual controls and set the shutter speed yourself (or get a camera where you can set the minimum shutter speed to at least 1/60 - unfortunately I don't know of any non-dslr's that can do that).

The Canon sx230 lets you set the shutter speed manually, and costs around $230. It's a camera with a lot of optical zoom.

The Canon s100 is more expensive - $360 - and it's better for taking pics in low light (though it doesn't zoom as far). Also has full manual controls - it's what I own.

I'm sure you'll say "she doesn't want to have to set anything manually", but unfortunately I don't know of anything to specifically recommend who's auto mode is perfect for non-blurry pics. :-(

I do think that any modern Canon compact will give you a lot less blurry pics than a 5 year old Sony model.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mosabi
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
376 posts
Likes: 1
Joined Feb 2011
Location: Fargo, ND
     
Jul 01, 2012 21:16 |  #12

Thanks for the reply Paul. Your exactly right, she wants an automatic transmission not a stick. She really likes this one so far and is much better than our old Sony 12x optical. Your right about the shutter speed on these p&s's. We got it initially for $229 then today it was on sale for $199 so i got some money back.


Website:
www.nickluchau.zenfoli​o.com (external link)
40Dx2 gripped | 17-55 f/2.8 | 50 f/1.8 mk1 | 430ex II

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hnikesch
Goldmember
Avatar
1,133 posts
Gallery: 24 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 19
Joined Nov 2008
Location: Michigan
     
Jul 02, 2012 08:56 |  #13

Glad to hear you got some money back, I was surprised when I got my S100 that the in store price was $50 higher than the on line price. If they hadn't matched the on line price I would have had it shipped to the store for the discount.

Hans


Hans
It is better to burn a roll of film than curse the darkness. Equip. Canon S100 w/CHDK, SD990 w/CHDK, SD900 w/CHDK, Pentax K30, & Kr, Pentax Q7 Flickr: (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
klaxian
Member
168 posts
Joined Feb 2012
Location: Boca Raton, FL
     
Jul 03, 2012 23:25 |  #14

Try putting the camera in "sports" mode or "kids & pets". It will select a higher shutter speed at the expense of higher ISO and more noise. It's a poor substitute for manual mode, but it gets the job done. Or use the flash in low light to freeze things, but P&S flashes aren't that great. Cheers.


Canon 5D Mark III & 7D | 24-70mm f/2.8L USM | 50mm f/1.2L USM | 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM | Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Samsung NX300: 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 OIS | 50-200mm f/4-5.6 OIS | 16mm f/2.4 | 30mm f/2 | 45mm f/1.8
Azden SMX-20 | Kenko Pro 300 DGX 2x TC | Hoya Pro1D CPL | YN-565EX & TR-980 Speedlites | AB400 | RF-603 Transceivers | studio gear

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

2,112 views & 0 likes for this thread
Need help soon, wife wants new camera tonight.
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Small Compact Digitals by Canon 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is vtoldina
914 guests, 303 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.