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Old Jan 24, 2009, 11:05 PM   #1
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Need a new camera - the screen on my Canon A560 cracked. I liked that camera, especially the outdoor pictures but the lag time between shots when using the flash was annoying. I would also like something a little smaller than the A560. I'm looking to spend under $150. It seems at least once a year I'm buying a new one of these cameras as a result of accidentally dropping it in the lake or one of my kids getting a hold of it. Because of this, I never want to spend a lot but I do want to be able to take nice photos of my children. Thanks for your suggestions.
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Old Jan 25, 2009, 2:24 PM   #2
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Here are some to consider which should retail for about $150:
Panasonic FS3, Panasonic FS5, Sony W120, Canon SD1100is, Fuji J10, Nikon S210
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Old Jan 25, 2009, 2:39 PM   #3
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Check out this comparison test. The Panasonic LZ8 finishes at the top and offers full manual control as well as aperture priority, shutter priority, a variety of scene modes and full automatic. The Panasonic LZ8 is literally a steal in this category... offering the most control, the greatest zoom range and one of the lowest prices:

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