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Old Mar 21, 2007, 5:12 PM   #1
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I am looking at getting my wife a new p&s digital camera. Currently she has a older Fuji (A330). I have seen a Canon A710 for around $260. The 710 seems like a nice upgrade for her. It seems to get decent reviews. She does better with simple. Prior to the Fuji she was happy with her old film Kodak Instamatic. She likes taking pictures of the kids when they come over, the dog, and other family members. She doesn't want anything fancy. I want her to be able to take nice 4x6 pictures that make her happy.

What are other options comparable to the Canon 710, that would be a good fit for her?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Old Mar 22, 2007, 9:14 AM   #2
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Good choice...........but maybe one with IS - might help her get a couple extra shots. Something in the Panny line like DMC-LZ5? (just an example)
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Old Mar 22, 2007, 3:21 PM   #3
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Don't buy one for her sight unseen by her. Have her handle the models under consideration because a good part of her satisfaction will depend on how it feels in her hands and how accessible the controls are to her.
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Old Mar 22, 2007, 10:47 PM   #4
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The A710 has IS. I almost bought one until I heard about the lag between shots from only having 2 AA's. (Particularly when using the flash). I gave my wife my A620 and she loves it and uses it every day. No IS unfortunately.
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Old Mar 26, 2007, 4:09 AM   #5
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The A710 has IS, and myboyfriend has one, and is very pleased with it.

you should stick with your initial idea,I found it for a bit cheaper though


Ihope your wife likes it
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