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Old Dec 3, 2006, 8:31 AM   #11
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flipped gazelle is very correct indeed!

I purchased a S-600 for $99.99 on Black Friday for a niece (my God-Child)who is in college. Naturally, I was very interested to see what it would do, so I had to test it a bit. For a small pocket size camera it is amazing. The photos from the camera are very impressive. It has a good flash and the ISO setting go to ISO 1000. In actual practice, I have found ISO 800 is about as far as you realistically want to take it.

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Old Dec 4, 2006, 3:30 PM   #12
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Hi Greg,

Please note that I specified a quality point and shoot for less than the $200 you suggested, not necessarily a Canon. The Sony Cybershot DSC-S500, for instance, is readily available for $129. Obviously, it does not have the build quality of a Canon Powershot,but, if it is anything likeSony'sother S-series cameras, it should be pretty good for the price.

You can also purchase the A530 for less than $150. I wonder what the OP's budget is?

My point in bringing up the Sony sensors being used by Canon was not to suggest that they (the sensors)may have problems, but rather to point out the soundness and quality of the design.

And, like you, I would be strongly inclined to stay away from used (read: Ebay) cameras.
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Thanks all for the advice but heres the new situation....

I'm going to give my daughter my old sony P93 andget myself an upgrade! My mom is going to apply $150.00 to it (this is what wh was willing to spend on my daughter cam. So I was leaning toward the Canon A540 as mentioned by some or should I throw in some extra $ and get the Canon A 710IS or something else ?
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Old Dec 11, 2006, 9:25 AM   #14
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The small additional investment to move to the A-710 IS is surely worth it.

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Thanks so much for your reply. Now the question is where to buy. Does anyone know of the best price and place to purchase the Canon A 710 IS. In store or on-line?
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Check the local stores then check www.pricegrabber.com.

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