smallest digital camera

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  1. AVengeance

    AVengeance Active Member

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    I'm looking for a very small digital camera. One I could keep in the glove box if I needed it, and be able to slip it in a pocket (or even in my wallet) and have with me. Anyone have suggestions (and don't say "search Google")? I'm looking for opinions especially on ones people have actually bought and used.

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  2. jestre

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    Sony makes a 5mp really thin model.

    avail at BestBuy

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  3. hay112

    hay112 For every sprinkle I find I shall kill you

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    Minolta Dimage Xg, not as nice as the sony, only has 3mp but it a lot cheaper
     
  4. AVengeance

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    the smallest image size I'm willing to go with is 640x480. Video and audio are a plus. It needs to be SMALL as possible. Not a spy-camera-in-a-cigar-lighter type thing, but something unobtrusive.
     
  5. Error

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    I have a micro-dot camera :o
     
  6. unrealii

    unrealii professor of plant biology

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    that sony is really nice. It even has optical zoom which isn't something common on ultra compacts.
     
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    I have the Pentax Optio S. 3.2 megapixel, 3x optical zoom, and I stash it in an Altoids tin, if that's small enough for you.

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    Pics taken by my camera phone (Sanyo 5500) :o
     
  8. unrealii

    unrealii professor of plant biology

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    i left my digi cam in my car and its fucked up now :o
    but i live in So.FL, gets like 100+ on some days
     
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    Go for the Pentax Optio S or S4
     
  11. showtime

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    casio exlim models or even cannon has some models that are small like the sd100 and sd200
     
  12. cassetti

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    just wait another few months for Samsung to come out with there 5mp digitcam cellphone - its a cellphone - but it has a digicam on it!!!

    lets see the quality on that baby!
     
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    unrealii professor of plant biology

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    I just picked up a casio Exilim Z55...awesome camera & amazing battery life :bowdown:
     
  14. Lancer409

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    Canon SD200
    very fast, very small, good image quality. cheap (relatively)
     
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    Look at the Sony DSCU50. It's really small. I saw them sold locally for $200. They're 2.0MP and do have the ability to record short MPEGs (no sound). I really want one for traveling. I guess the only drawback is that there's no zoom, but it does have the rotating view panel, which is nice.

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  16. AVengeance

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    having motion-picture (MPEG, AVI, etc.) is optional. Flash is almost a must. I like that new Sony (Qualia), but it's slightly out of my range. >3 megapixel is optional, but it MUST be better than VGA (640x480).
     
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    comp usa has a little apex one that is small small, smaller than the ones posted, you can hold it in your palm, my pops got it for like 50 bucks, no flash or anything but it works as a discrete camera
     
  18. BryanG

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    This thing is overkill, 5 mega pixels is un-neccesary unless your going to print poster size pics. If your taking normal pix 3 mp is all you'll ever need.
     
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    you're all getting sucked into the mpx war.... 5mpx is never too much. In fact, with that sony, it's often not enough! The problem with small and cheap cameras is they have very poor optics. That sony, although it says carl zeiss, is not actually using car zeiss lenses. Instead, Sony designs their optics, and pays carl zeiss for the "license" to use the name. What is the size on that lense? How can you produce a good print from that? Prolly can't.
     
  20. dionx

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    the lens is not as important as the sensor known as the CCD. as megapixels increase, you want the sensor size to increase too. since the sensor size has a bigger surface area, it will allow more light to be captured and produce a clearly image. if not enough light is captured, the image would look dark and possibly blurry. that Sony T1 produces excellent images in daylight and other highly lit areas. it's in areas where the flash is necessary such as indoor scenes where the camera is not great because the flash is too weak to produce enough light to fill the entire area.
     
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    Sony Cybershot is cool, but you might want to check out the "Opti"s (that's what I think their called). My friend has one and it's really really small and she loves it. :)
     
  23. Goonigoogoo

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    I have the SD-100 fron Canon, 3.2 MP with 3x optical zoom .... ample enough for any amateur like me. Its the size of a credit card and about 1 inch thick.
     
  24. percent

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    Just got one for Christmas. It is sweet. Highly recommended (my bro's gf has one - i have used it for awhile)

    Great Battery life too.
     
  25. Lancer409

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    =) i like mine too
     

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