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Old Oct 30, 2007, 8:53 PM   #1
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I will be moving to a very cloudy-foggy city in feb for 6 months. I was wondering what the best $200 camera was for these conditions? I would say that 70% of my photos will be outdoors in daylight (but very overcast skys). I can go as high as $250 but would like to stay at just under $200 ($190 would be nice). I was looking at the casio z77 but it seems like a "bright light" camera to me. Any suggestions?
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Old Oct 31, 2007, 10:46 AM   #2
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The best compact low-light camera, I think, is the Fuji Finepix F31fd (6 megapixels, 3X optical zoom). Unfortunately, it was discontinued several months ago. If you find a new one, you will pay a premium price. Even refurbished ones are hard to get. You can get a cheaper model, the F20, which is also good in low light, for less than $150 on ebay. It has no aperture or shutter priority or manual settings though. I have one and like it. Its pictures are low noise all the way through ISO 800. ISO 1600 images are good enough for small prints. The F40fd(8 megapixels, 3X optical zoom) isnot quite as good in low light as the two abovementioned cameras. You can get it for less than $200 online.Go here to check prices:

http://www50.shopping.com/xPO-Fuji-F...40fd~CLT-HSNLF
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Old Oct 31, 2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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I will be moving to a very cloudy-foggy city in feb for 6 months. I was wondering what the best $200 camera was for these conditions? I would say that 70% of my photos will be outdoors in daylight (but very overcast skys). I can go as high as $250 but would like to stay at just under $200 ($190 would be nice). I was looking at the casio z77 but it seems like a "bright light" camera to me. Any suggestions?
Actually cloudy/foggy daylight is not much of a challange for any P&S over $120 and certainly not at $200 unless your subjects are very out of the ordinary. I don't have any experience with Casio but really anything on Steve's Best Camera list will do well:

http://www.steves-digicams.com/best_cameras.html
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