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Old Nov 23, 2006, 5:11 PM   #1
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I'm completely new to this. I was looking at picking up a point and shoot camera as a gift for someone but I not sure where to start as far as mp size and pic quality in the differing brands. I know there are alot of deals at retailers coming up. Can anyone give me some ideas on this? I was looking at spening 130-160 on one. Some other issues though is that the person I'm buying this for only access to a Win ME os and 1.1usb port so I'm slao not sure if those could be issues also. Any help would be great.
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Old Nov 23, 2006, 6:53 PM   #2
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You will find devotees and detractors for just about any brand you name, so browse the brand-specific threads and see what you think.

I personally am a Canon guy, in both digital and 35 mm. For the price range you are talking about you might consider getting a bargain on an older model in the 500 or 600 series. You aren't going to get a real hot number from a major manufacturer for that kind of price.

USB connections will work OK, just won't be as fast as a USB 2.0 port. Card readers are cheap accessories and really improve the download speed, without killing the camera batteries, if it becomes an issue.
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Old Nov 24, 2006, 10:23 PM   #3
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If you indeeed desire a low priced camera, then please take a look at the Sony S-600. It is priced at around $125 and it is quite a good camera.

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I seen a sale online for the A520 camera from Canon for $124. I dont remember where I seen it though.
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Old Dec 17, 2006, 2:41 AM   #5
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Alright thank you guys for the replies. Sorry for bring late but would it be possible for anyone here to to tell me what kind of features I should be looking for in a camera zoom/optical zoom etc. As far as power goes should I really look at a lithium(seems less a hassle) one even though they are more expensive? When I said as far as brands go I meant is there any company or model makes that I should stay away from really.
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