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alright you camera experts, the sarge is talking about replacing her digital camera, i told her she needed to do that a couple of years ago. any who, im looking for a decent one in the $200-$300 range got some suggestions??
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HOLY CRAP!!!    Mouth Taped Shut       I mean, Golly............jump on the internet!!  I just got a real good one for...( Drumroll  )  $104 !!  Bucky
 
It's just a point-and-shoot.  I can't afford an $1100 SLR yet.....so I got a Canon Powershot A590--- 8 MG,  optical viewfinder ( besides the LCD thinger...) , anti-shake, 4X optical zoom, and all kinds of stuff..................
 
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that looks like a nice camera ed, do you have any experience with the nikons?
 
 
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No Nikon Digital experience.....just FILM ( and cave paintings..........) 
 
You FILLED UP my BOX ALREADY?????!!!!  Shocked
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Originally posted by Ed Connelly Ed Connelly wrote:

No Nikon Digital experience.....just FILM ( and cave paintings..........) 
 
You FILLED UP my BOX ALREADY?????!!!!  Shocked
hell ya im a typin foo!!
 
i even eat cookies while i do it ed!
 
SNORT!!
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The A590 is a great choice.

Though I would suggest the Canon SX110is.  It too takes two AA, has a larger lens with a true optical 10x and can be picked up for a little over $200.

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Powershot-SX110IS-Stabilized-Black/dp/B001EQ4C8U/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_k2a_2_txt?pf_rd_p=304485601&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-2&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001F1R8GC&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=04ZME3794JEKWFBK5TS2

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Nikon or Canon only.  Look for a Canon G9, they now have the G10.  Otherwise look for something with a good write speed and don't worry about mega pixels, most have more than thier plastic lenses can use. Look for a used d70 Nikon kit.
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so this one wouldnt be a good choice?
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I really like Canon, their SD "point and shot" and the EOS Digital SLR's are Thunbs Up.

I've been using a Canon SD800 IS for a few years now and it's great. Very small and can easily fit in a shirt or BDU side pocket with no bulk. I used to have a Canon A95 which was nice too but IMHO the "A" older series were a little large for a "point and shot" vs the SD series.

They don't make the SD800 IS anymore but they've improved on it. Below are some links to CNET Review.

Canon PowerShot SD850 IS


http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/canon-powershot-sd850-is/4505-6501_7-32441340.html?tag=mncol;lst

Canon PowerShot SD870 IS


http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/canon-powershot-sd870-is/4505-6501_7-32471275.html?tag=mncol;lst






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No Pyro, it sucks... Big screen on back is a plus, but little or no flash.  It is the flash that makes or breaks most indoor pictures.  The next thing is what sort of batteries does it take and how bad does it suck them down.  I have a little Canon that's older than the one Ed showed and it sucks down batteries very fast with the back display or when the flash is used.
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my wife uses a cheapo kodak easy sharez700 now its only a 4meg so im thinking about anything would be a step up. i dont need something real flashy, just good quality pictures,the wife will be using it mostly.
 
this one is in my price range


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noddah gave you some good advice Hunter.  The Canon SX110 is the camera I took to NZ.  The 10X optical zoom came in handy and it is dead simple to use if you leave it on auto (focal length is 35 to 350MM not counting the digital zoom).  If you like to fool around with aperture and speed you can do that too.  The film mode works great.  You can choose to use the flash or not - I liked that.  Some point and shoot cameras had auto flash you couldn't turn off easily.
 
Very happy with the pics I took.
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maybe i will show that to the sarge when she gets in, it looks like a nice camera, walmart sells them online only and they are in our price range.
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That's where I bought mine.  Came as a package including a nice carry case and recharger with 4 batteries. Some other places were the same price but accessories were extra.
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well i will have to see what she says, im just wondering if maybe waiting until after the new year, new stuff may come out after the 1st??

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Yes, according to the literature, that little Canon A 590 is going to eat up batteries every 200 shots.....so we will be carrying , like, an 8 pack of batteries, and I will be using the viewfinder exclusively because I'm used to that ..  [except for constantly looking at the last photo (!)] ....which will also eat up batteries....but what the heck---it's better than having to develope $75 worth of film next week!! 
 
We needed a digital for an upcoming little trip next weekend so I grabbed that on the internet because I can't afford a Nikon D 200 right today....or that Leica V-Lux, either....I just need to stop spending so much on FILM...........Bucky !!!   ( I know people who have NEVER USED FILM in their live's!!! )   Bucky
 
I thought for that price I could begin playing with digital...........I like it....it's just a little point and shooter.....and I won't have to lug my 35mm's around next weekend.........Shocked
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Forgot to mention, that Canon will also fit in your shirt pocket - that was a priority for me with all the hiking we did.  As far as I know the SX110 is the newer model to mine - just checked.  I have the sx100, basically the same except for the badging.  Oh, the rechargeable batteries last a long time - far better than trying to use alkalines. 
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Try some of the little lithuim AA batteries Ed.  I have shot a couple hundred shots with mine so far and they still say full.
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i showed my wife the leica that chris sells and told her that they make awesome binos and spotters among other optics but she wasnt to thrilled with the price.
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Try some of the little lithuim AA batteries Ed.  I have shot a couple hundred shots with mine so far and they still say full.
 
Do they " Talk " to you , supertool??  Shocked               Roll on Floor Laughing
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Originally posted by supertool73 supertool73 wrote:

Try some of the little lithuim AA batteries Ed.  I have shot a couple hundred shots with mine so far and they still say full.
 
Do they "talk" to you, supertool??  Shocked    Roll on Floor Laughing
 
(......I still don't know how to use a cell phone.....except to make a phone call......!! )
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im surprised you can turn on a computer ed, it doesnt have a block or cables or power tongs, and as far as i know no mud or fire is involved either
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Hunter, we're on our 3rd. digital camera in about three years.  I refuse to spend more than
$125.00, the last two we had were dropped and that was that, these new little cameras are very fragile.
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Hunter,  just got an ad from the local camera shop and they have the new Nikon COOLPIX S60 kit on sale for $299.  It was $399.  This camera looks pretty cool.  You might want to check it out!  10.0 megapixel.... 3.5" high-res touch panel LCD....... and 5X Zoom NIKKOR lens!
 


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FWIW, I have the Nikon Coolpix P5100, and I've been pleased with it overall, though it doesn't have RAW format, just JPEG only.  It's a 12.1 MP camera w/ Nikkor 3.5x lens zoom + 4X digital zoom that takes very nice pics.  It has up to ISO 3200 settings, though I've found ISO settings above about 800 to be pretty much useless -- too much noise.  It has a very precise autofocus with a vibration reduction mode that adjusts for hand tremor (which I've found works quite well).  One of the things I really like about it is the fact its LCD screen has better resolution than most P&S cameras I've seen -- very sharp and high contrast.  It also has a viewfinder, which many P&S cameras don't have anymore.  It features full manual shooting modes and lots of menu options in easy to set menus.  Ergonomically, it has nice gripping surfaces, all controls are in logical, intuitive locations, and the body is made of magnesium.  I've seen them for sale as low as $300, but it usually sells for around $350. 
 
Besides the lack of RAW, the only other negative I see to this camera is it's a little slow compared to other cameras in its class in terms of write speed. 
 
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