A&P In need of some advice.

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Phlab, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. Phlab

    Phlab OT Supporter

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    I'm somewhat of a noob to digital photography/cameras. I've been looking to spend between 250-400 dollars (max) on a digital point and shoot camera. It's overwhelming, there are so many choices. I've checked out dp and steve's reviews dozens of times, but have trouble narrowing down the field.

    I'm going to hawaii for a month this summer and want to invest in a nice camera. I'm going to be carrying it with me everywhere, and these are some features I've been looking for:


    • Decent size, not too big.. Needs to fit in my pocket easily and comfortably
    • Takes crisp, detailed clean pics.. Minimum purple fringing/noise
    • Decent night shots
    • Quick powerup time (I know im gonna be pulling my camera out of my pocket for opportunistic shots often)
    • Decent video mode. Something that preferably records as long as free memory is available
    • Durable. Like I said, I'm going to be all over the island with this camera, outdoors and whatnot.
    • Decent selection of scene modes.. It's gonna be bright as hell some days, gloomy others.. Gonna be taking lots of beach/outdoor shots.
    Taking most of these features in, I think the canon SD300 suits my needs the best, but I'm really not too sure. If any of you out there can hook me up with some input, I'd really appreciate it.
     
  2. bilmind

    bilmind Licka' Licka' High

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    For in your pocket I would go with the best digital elph you can afford.
     
  3. tenplanescrashing

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    I have a sony dsc-p100 and it has very quick start up, multiburst works very well for multiple shots, 30fps in mpeg format (w/ Memory Stick Pro) and has the following modes:
    Program
    Manual
    Auto
    and many different scenes for specialty shots.

    I only paid around $325 for it and it is very durable. The only flaw with it is the price of the memory stick but at 30fps for movies, its been well worth it!
     
  4. Phlab

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    Bump. Anyone else? :hs:
     
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    thanks, although, back then, i was a HUGE noobert!

    I actually had that camera delivered to my hotel while i was in hawaii.

    I can't wait to get to work with my canon :)
     
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    Well, many of the new Panasonic P&S's have stabilized lenses so that could aid in low light shots.
     

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