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#1 Cattie

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    Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:54 AM

    Hey Girls,

    I'm looking for a new digital camera.

    What I want is something no more then $200. Takes good action and night shots. I really want to be able to get something sorta compact. Nothing extremely huge.

    Right now we have a Sony, but I'm not really liking it. I can't get good night time shots on any setting. Muchless action shots, they come up as a giant blur.

    I know we have quite a few amateur photographers, so any recommendations are worth it!!

    #2 jamaicabride09

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      Posted 20 December 2008 - 12:57 AM

      I love my Cannon Powershot SD1100. I think it's a little over $200. It takes great shots and is very compact.
      I am sure there are going to be great sales after Christmas.
      Happy hunting!!

      #3 Bianca

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        Posted 20 December 2008 - 11:37 AM

        I love Canons!!! We have like 5 different ones in our family! If you go to a store you will be spending more than $200 on one. They pop up frequently online for under $200. If you are not in a rush, I would keep an eye out on WWW.SLICKDEALS.COM and see what comes up. Here is one from yesterday. It's sold out... but just to give you an idea of whats out there.

        Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS 8MP 3x Zoom Digital Camera $103 W/ Paypal + Epson Stylus R280 Inkjet Printer Free After $100MIR - SlickDeals.net Forums

        As far as us... We have the S400(old school), SD400, SD450, SD600, SD850is and RebelxT. We love them all.
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        #4 JUSTUSTWO

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          Posted 20 December 2008 - 11:48 AM

          I love my Canon too! I have a Powershot SD870 IS & it's the best! It was recommended by friends & it's the best camera I've ever had so far! It's also small & compact. I think it was over my budget that I originally alotted but I don't remember off hand exactly how much it was but it was worth it.

          #5 rodent

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            Posted 20 December 2008 - 01:36 PM

            Quote:
            Originally Posted by Bianca
            I love Canons!!! We have like 5 different ones in our family! If you go to a store you will be spending more than $200 on one. They pop up frequently online for under $200. If you are not in a rush, I would keep an eye out on WWW.SLICKDEALS.COM and see what comes up. Here is one from yesterday. It's sold out... but just to give you an idea of whats out there.

            Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS 8MP 3x Zoom Digital Camera $103 W/ Paypal + Epson Stylus R280 Inkjet Printer Free After $100MIR - SlickDeals.net Forums

            As far as us... We have the S400(old school), SD400, SD450, SD600, SD850is and RebelxT. We love them all.

            i love slickdeals. i bought my canon sd600 from a slickdeal a few years ago.

            the night time blur is due to having too slow of a shutter speed. learning more about how a camera functions can help you with this issue.

            try increasing your ISO (sensitivity to light). my canon sd600 has an option to pick "high ISO." turn it back down in the daytime.

            also, if the subject is over 10 feet away, turn off you flash. it won't help & it actually makes it harder to shoot at night.

            The other thing to with a low shutter speed is to keep the camera really steady. you can use a tripod or place it on something.

            but, if the subject is moving, you will still get blur. you have limits with every camera, especially with low light.

            also, while shopping don't worry about megapixels. you don't need so many. it's just a marketing tool to keep increasing them with each model.

            I was recently helping my brother shop for a point & shoot. I scanned through all of the current canon point & shoots & they all looked good. He went with the canon A590. it was a little over $100 from newegg.com. It's not as small as the SD line, but will take pictures just the same. Also, you can control your settings more (aperture & shutter speed). Usually you just see these options in more expensive cameras. You do have to learn a little about photography to take advantage of these features, but just learning the basics though will go along way.

            also, switch your camera settings. there is one for nighttime portrait, action, etc. I never took my point & shoot out of auto before I started learning how to work my SLR camera.

            often people buy the most expensive point & shoot they can to try to get better pictures. There isn't a big difference between the $100 p&s and the $400 one. learning how to take the picture will have a much bigger impact.

            #6 Cattie

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              Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:38 AM

              Ok So what do you girls think about these 2. The reviews seem to be pretty good.

              Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot SD790IS 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom: Camera & Photo

              Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot SD1100IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Blue): Camera & Photo

              Thanks for all the advice!

              I really want something that I can take some really nice pics on our wedding cruise. Along with holidays and such.

              #7 rodent

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                Posted 21 December 2008 - 12:59 AM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Cattie
                Ok So what do you girls think about these 2. The reviews seem to be pretty good.

                Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot SD790IS 10MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom: Camera & Photo

                Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot SD1100IS 8MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Image Stabilized Zoom (Blue): Camera & Photo

                Thanks for all the advice!

                I really want something that I can take some really nice pics on our wedding cruise. Along with holidays and such.
                i don't think you can go wrong with either. canon really has a great line of small point & shoot cameras.

                #8 Nanner431

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                  Posted 22 December 2008 - 02:24 PM

                  I love love love Canon cameras. I have had Canon for my last 3 cameras. They are super easy to use and very user friendly and honestly my last camera which was 8.1 megapixels took far better images than my parents Sony 10.2 megapixels. Right now I have the SD950 IS which is 12.1 megapixels....
                  Love Canons!

                  #9 tina82

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                    Posted 22 December 2008 - 03:19 PM

                    I got a olympus Stylus 850SW (shock and water proof) and I like it. It takes nice pics and is easy to use. We just bought a second one Stylus SW 790 so we each hae one, I think it was $270, you can get them in different colores.

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                    #10 2bebridejamaica

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                      Posted 22 December 2008 - 04:43 PM

                      Cannons are awesome and all of the cameras I have really enjoyed have been them. I just bought my mother in law a new one for xmas... go to buy.com You will find tons of Cannons super cheap... and they show you the rest of the pricing in other stores/online even with shipping to be cheaper than anywhere else. I trust buy.com totally ... I have bought computers, phones, cameras, batteries, toys, you name it ... my latest Cannon is the SD1100 like everyone else and I love it!!!




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