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Old May 6, 2008, 2:08 PM   #1
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For the past month or so, I have been shopping for a P&S to replace/upgrade from my 6+ year old Nikon Coolpix 4500. Ive been doing all the "normal research": reading professional reviews, visiting several web-site forums to listen to discussions and get actual owner/user opinions, etc. (Right now, I am thrashing among the Canon SD890, Fuji F100fd, Panasonic TZ5, and Panasonic FX500 -- depending on the day of the week, I am in love with a different one --- for different reasons --- on any given day).

But, what I find missing is the ability to actual touch/feel each in comparison to each other. There are the usual chain stores --- Best Buy, Circuit City, etc. --- but their selection is usually less current and almost impossible to get used to the look/feel of what cameras they do happen to have (none seem to be willing to disconnect the security chain to let you try them in your actual pocket).

So, here's my question: do true Camera Stores still exist today? I live in the Danbury, CT area and I cannot find one. I know I could travel into NYC to B&H, but that is a trek I would rather ignore.

Any suggestions from anyone here local to the CT area?
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Old May 6, 2008, 8:52 PM   #2
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Generally, stores like Target, WalMart and K-Mart have them behind a counter, and a salesperson will let you handle them. Stores like CC, BB, et al, have fewer sales people for the photo department, and so can't devote someone to provide individual service.
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