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Old Feb 6, 2011, 12:03 AM   #1
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Default Need help choosing one of these models

I am looking to replace my Canon SD550 which I have literally worn out. I've been happy with it except I want more optical zoom. I don't do much fancy stuff with the camera--just want user friendliness and excellent quality photos. I am trying to decide between the Canon SX120 IS, the SX 130 IS, the SD4500 IS and the Powershot SX210 IS. Any pros or cons I should be aware of? I think I'd prefer to not have the AA batteries of the SX 130. I hate to give up the viewfinder (in bright sun), but none have it anymore. Also, what about the Nikon Coolpix S8100? Thanks!

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Old Feb 6, 2011, 5:14 AM   #2
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If you don't mind the size of the SX130, that would likely be my first choice, followed by the SD4500. The S8100 has been reported to have focus problems, which seems to be commonplace amongst Nikon's current P&S models.
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Old Feb 6, 2011, 11:01 AM   #3
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I agree with the Canon SX130 recommendation. It is a good camera and a good performer in terms of image quality and zoom. BTW, cameras with optical viewfinders have gradually become almost non existent over the last four years.

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