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Anonymous
September 13, 2005 5:13:40 AM

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Dear all,
I apologize if this isn't the correct newsgroup for this question. I am
wondering what digital camera you would recommend with the following rough
specs. I am kind of overwhelmed with the choice out there... :) 

My Budget:$300
Expected Use: general recreational pics, and the occasional more serious
photograph.
Zoom: a good optical zoom (I like to shoot things candidly from further
away)
Size: small but *not* tiny, something I could squeeze comfortably into a
pocket would be great. Those credit card sized camera are too tiny for my
fingers.

That's it. I don't care much about shooting modes or gimmicks, I just want a
no nonsense $300 camera with a reasonable zoom and maybe a flash. Any
recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!

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Anonymous
September 13, 2005 5:13:41 AM

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Canon S1 IS
10X Optical Zoom
Image Stabilization
3.2 MP
Lots of other stuff.
You could go here to read a review of the camera. I have the S2 IS, but it's
out of your budget. The S1 is lower priced since the S2 came out.
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2004_reviews/s1is.html


--
Joe Fisher
Teacher, K-8
Marion, MT

"OcTavO" <octisback@NOSPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:8JpVe.11469$FW1.3431@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Dear all,
> I apologize if this isn't the correct newsgroup for this question. I am
> wondering what digital camera you would recommend with the following rough
> specs. I am kind of overwhelmed with the choice out there... :) 
>
> My Budget:$300
> Expected Use: general recreational pics, and the occasional more serious
> photograph.
> Zoom: a good optical zoom (I like to shoot things candidly from further
> away)
> Size: small but *not* tiny, something I could squeeze comfortably into a
> pocket would be great. Those credit card sized camera are too tiny for my
> fingers.
>
> That's it. I don't care much about shooting modes or gimmicks, I just want
> a
> no nonsense $300 camera with a reasonable zoom and maybe a flash. Any
> recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
September 19, 2005 11:58:22 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.periphs.dcameras (More info?)

In that price range, you really can't do better than a Canon Powershot S1
IS. 10x optical zoom. 3.2 mega pixel. Shoots great pics. uses
regular/rechargable AA batteries (4) and is small in size, but still has a
decent grip to it's feel. Those smaller point and shoot 3x optical cameras
aren't any good for anything but closeup pics.
"OcTavO" <octisback@NOSPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
news:8JpVe.11469$FW1.3431@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> Dear all,
> I apologize if this isn't the correct newsgroup for this question. I am
> wondering what digital camera you would recommend with the following rough
> specs. I am kind of overwhelmed with the choice out there... :) 
>
> My Budget:$300
> Expected Use: general recreational pics, and the occasional more serious
> photograph.
> Zoom: a good optical zoom (I like to shoot things candidly from further
> away)
> Size: small but *not* tiny, something I could squeeze comfortably into a
> pocket would be great. Those credit card sized camera are too tiny for my
> fingers.
>
> That's it. I don't care much about shooting modes or gimmicks, I just want
a
> no nonsense $300 camera with a reasonable zoom and maybe a flash. Any
> recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
>
>
>
>
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Anonymous
September 20, 2005 5:44:19 PM

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Pentax 750Z can be had as low as 315.00 USD
7MP

"Joe Blows" <Sledgehammer13@wbcable.net> wrote in message
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> In that price range, you really can't do better than a Canon Powershot S1
> IS. 10x optical zoom. 3.2 mega pixel. Shoots great pics. uses
> regular/rechargable AA batteries (4) and is small in size, but still has a
> decent grip to it's feel. Those smaller point and shoot 3x optical cameras
> aren't any good for anything but closeup pics.
> "OcTavO" <octisback@NOSPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:8JpVe.11469$FW1.3431@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
>> Dear all,
>> I apologize if this isn't the correct newsgroup for this question. I am
>> wondering what digital camera you would recommend with the following
>> rough
>> specs. I am kind of overwhelmed with the choice out there... :) 
>>
>> My Budget:$300
>> Expected Use: general recreational pics, and the occasional more serious
>> photograph.
>> Zoom: a good optical zoom (I like to shoot things candidly from further
>> away)
>> Size: small but *not* tiny, something I could squeeze comfortably into a
>> pocket would be great. Those credit card sized camera are too tiny for my
>> fingers.
>>
>> That's it. I don't care much about shooting modes or gimmicks, I just
>> want
> a
>> no nonsense $300 camera with a reasonable zoom and maybe a flash. Any
>> recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
>
September 30, 2005 12:03:14 AM

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I disagree my sony p200 takes a hell of a picture not just a close up as a
matter of fact it is hard to tell the difference between it and my nikon d50
on many shots. Great point and shoot camera the best i have ever used and I
got the black one for $315 including shipping a few months ago with
pricegrabber.

"Joe Blows" <Sledgehammer13@wbcable.net> wrote in message
news:432f7b87$0$14232$2c56edd9@news.cablerocket.com...
> In that price range, you really can't do better than a Canon Powershot S1
> IS. 10x optical zoom. 3.2 mega pixel. Shoots great pics. uses
> regular/rechargable AA batteries (4) and is small in size, but still has a
> decent grip to it's feel. Those smaller point and shoot 3x optical cameras
> aren't any good for anything but closeup pics.
> "OcTavO" <octisback@NOSPAMearthlink.net> wrote in message
> news:8JpVe.11469$FW1.3431@newsread3.news.atl.earthlink.net...
> > Dear all,
> > I apologize if this isn't the correct newsgroup for this question. I am
> > wondering what digital camera you would recommend with the following
rough
> > specs. I am kind of overwhelmed with the choice out there... :) 
> >
> > My Budget:$300
> > Expected Use: general recreational pics, and the occasional more serious
> > photograph.
> > Zoom: a good optical zoom (I like to shoot things candidly from further
> > away)
> > Size: small but *not* tiny, something I could squeeze comfortably into a
> > pocket would be great. Those credit card sized camera are too tiny for
my
> > fingers.
> >
> > That's it. I don't care much about shooting modes or gimmicks, I just
want
> a
> > no nonsense $300 camera with a reasonable zoom and maybe a flash. Any
> > recommendations would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
>
March 19, 2009 11:54:24 AM

Canon Powershot SX10IS

I've owned each new version of this camera since the Powershot S2IS. For me this is a worthwhile upgrade over the prior version, the S5IS.

This camera provides quality photos without a lot of hassle, yet also provides a lot of room for growth with plenty of custom settings that I can use if I want to learn how to use them in the future (for example, aperture priority).

In initial testing, the face detection technology seems to work well. I can take a self portrait now and the lighting comes out very good. I think the technology has gone from buzzword marketing to true usefulness. One side benefit of the face detection technology is that it enables the camera to intelligently take red-eye out of pictures without using the red-eye reduction lamp.

The flip-out and rotating viewfinder has always and continues to set this camera apart from its peers from other companies. It allows for less intrusive candid photos and has many other advantages.

Thankfully, the SD card door is separate from the battery door as it was with the S3IS. Thank you Canon! There are times that I just want to take a few pictures, and now I don't have to open the battery door to take the SD card out.

28mm -- I will never get another camera without wide angle built in. I have the Canon Elph 880IS too, which is a very powerful "pocketable" camera that complements this one well.

Sharp 20x zoom. Pictures turn out very good even at high zooms. In an indoor-lit apartment, I can read fairly small print from a photo taken all the way across a room, it truly is amazing.

The picture quality is better at higher ISO's than other cameras. Each model improves on this and this one definitely continues that. I haven't tried out the "I-Contrast" setting (on vs. off) but I can say that in some outdoor pictures that I have taken detail is good in shadow areas.

Finally, a standard lens-cap. It doesn't have a tether, but you can buy a cap attachment from a camera store that sticks on the front of the cap. The one that I got has an elastic band that goes around the base of the lens. I also got a better lens cap which can now be done since it's standard.

I like the new placement of the controls such as dedicated on-off button and display button. I don't think I will like the scroll wheel but time will tell. For those not familiar with this camera, there is a dedicated video button so that you can take video quickly without having to mess with the controls.

Anyway, I did a lot of price comparison and normally I find the best prices for cameras on Amazon, plus they have fast shipping and a great return policy. Check out this camera, you won’t be disappointed!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001G5ZTZO?ie=UTF8&tag...
!