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Old Nov 5, 2006, 1:04 PM   #1
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Hi all,


I am would like to buy a compact camera. This will be my first digital camera, but I have used a couple of them which belong to my friends. Please suggest me the cams which will be good enough for my needs as outlined below. I read a bit about digital cams and found Sony Cybershot w50 and Canon Powershot sd 600 to be good enough for my need. Please guide me on which camera will be best suited for my need.

* Budget - > at the maximum 400 $

* Size -- > compact camera ( Like that of sony w50 or canon powershot sd600, I belive these belong to compact camera category )


* 6 Mega Pixcel or more

* Optical zoom 3x-4x

* 2.5' or more LCD

* Good Image quality is a must.

* Would be taking prints.

* Manual controls -- > Not much essential

* Would be used to take all the happenings in life :-). Indoor, Outdoor and also Night images.
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* I am looking at Canon, Nikon and Sony. I am not sure if they are the best, but after reading a bit, I felt so.

* Under the said budget, I am trying to get 1 GB memory and also one additional battery.

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Jayesh
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Old Nov 6, 2006, 7:40 AM   #2
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The Canon elph series will not give you manual settings and I believe the same goes for the Sony.
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Old Nov 6, 2006, 9:06 AM   #3
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I am not too interested in the manual functions as I am not a advanced user. But I would like the images to be good and it come with in my budget.


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Old Nov 6, 2006, 9:14 AM   #4
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I'd look at the SD700IS, the T10, and the Fuji F30.

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/sd700.html

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_reviews/t10.html

http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_.../fuji_f30.html

I think it's generally worth paying a bit more for a camera with effective IS or shake reduction, like the SD700 instead of the SD600.

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Old Nov 6, 2006, 1:34 PM   #5
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kenbalbari. thank you for your thoughts. Let me check the URL's which you have provided to check the details. I suppose these will go well over my budget.


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