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Old Jun 6, 2004, 6:39 PM   #1
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I am in they Army, so I am usually out in the field quite often. I would like to find a camera that is very small so I can tuck it away with ease. I do not want to sacrifice too muchperformance for size. Although itneeds to be fairly small, and I will mainly be printing 4X6 photos. I have done some research and found the following cameras. Would anyone care to help me choose a camera.I only have 2 days off, so it is sort of an emergency. Thanks

Sony DSC-T1

Pentax S4i

Canon SD110

Canon S500

Canon S410

Casio EX Z40

So there are the cameras that I have found, and I will summarize what I need it to do:

- Must be very compact.

- Will be printing 4X6 photos.

- Looking for one ofthe best compact cameras there is, in regards to picture quality.

- Outdoor and Indoor pics will be taken.

Anyone care to help.

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Old Jun 6, 2004, 8:14 PM   #2
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You did not mention equipment for storage and printing etc... For VERY HIGH QUALITY in VERY SMALL cameras I still like film. You can get a digital disk along with your prints to send home. Look for an outstanding lens in a film point and shoot. It is more important than lots of zoom.
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Old Jun 7, 2004, 12:32 AM   #3
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I suggest a camera like the Olympus Stylus Digital 400. Very compact and highly durable with water and dust-resistant metal body.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2003_...stylus400.html
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Old Jun 7, 2004, 2:28 AM   #4
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nikon coolpix 3700

Good luck!
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I'd stay away from the Sony T-1, which I have. It certainly answers the "compact" need very well, but the LCD screen is hard to see in direct sunlight (it's only viewfinder), and the flash is so weak it's worthless indoors. The lens is a bit slow which makes indoors even worse.
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I have the Nikon Coolpix 2100 and it takes good photos and is not big at all.
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Old Jun 8, 2004, 1:28 PM   #7
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Deane Johnson wrote:
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I'd stay away from the Sony T-1, which I have. It certainly answers the "compact" need very well, but the LCD screen is hard to see in direct sunlight (it's only viewfinder), and the flash is so weak it's worthless indoors. The lens is a bit slow which makes indoors even worse.

Actually the LCD is one of the new transflective type that use the sunlight to enhance the view. It works very well in direct sunlight.

I agree the flash I pitiful and the lens is slower than most pocket cameras. It wouldn't be a camera I would choose.
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