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  1. #1
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    Oct 2008
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    Looking for a good ultra-compact

    Budget

    Under $230

    Size

    Ultra-compact

    Features

    At least 6 megapixels would do. Zoom won't matter. I would like the best possible image quality.

    Some manual controls would be nice but I won't expect it for this type of camera.

    General Usage

    I'll be using this to take quick photos of things that catch my eye pretty much. I like to draw so most of the photos I'll take would be used as references(everything from people to landscapes), textures, etc. I'll be mostly outdoors though I'd like to take good pictures indoors as well such as in a classroom. Won't be printing at all.

    My past cameras were all Canons, I like the interface although I'm open to any other brand. Image stabilization seems like a must.
    Last edited by teraflame; 10-19-2008 at 12:21 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
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    So Calif
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    Pentax K20D/K5/15/21/40/70/10-17/12-24, Sigma 17-70 2.8-4.5/150-500, Tamron 90 Macro/70-200 2.8, Canon SX20 IS/Elph 500HS
    (formerly Pentax 50 1.4/50-200/55-300/K100D, Sigma 18-50 2.8/70-300 APO, Tamron 28-75, Viv 800, Tele-Tokina 800, Canon S3 IS, Samsung L210)
    http://s133.photobucket.com/albums/q78/KylePix/

  3. #3
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    Canon SD1100IS or SD770IS. The SD770IS has 2 more megapixels and a larger sensor. The SD770IS also has a slightly wider angle lens. They each have 3x optical zoom. They each have viewfinders.
    Bitten by the photo bug
    Panasonic FZ28
    Canon A720IS
    Sanyo Eneloop Rechargeable AA Batteries

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
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    If you were open to brands beyond Canon, and will not make the purchase for a month or two, then there are several new camers for this Fall that should be of interest. Here is a link to a list of these new models -

    http://www.dcresource.com/news/index...e=2008-08&cat=

    Kelly Cook

  5. #5
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    Oct 2008
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    Hmm, if I'm going a little bigger, would the Panasonic TZ5 be the best value? I see that its down to $230.

  6. #6
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    The TZ5 is kind of a luv-or-hate-it deal. Some fans crown it as the ultimate. Some have been very disappointed with it for indoors shooting. So just buy from a store that makes returns easy. Canon SX110 has as much zoom, plus manual control, but not the wide angle spec.

    Kelly

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