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Old Mar 11, 2008, 1:57 PM   #1
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I have some physical limitations so I need an extremely light-weight camera. The best seems to me would be a flip out camera with a view finder, or just a simple one with a view finder that I might attach to a little stick. The lightest is the best. Something under 3 ounces or 2.3 would be optimal. (I was recommended a sport camera without a view finder a few years ago.) I've bought the EXLIIM credit card cameras, but they don't work that well for me. (It's something about holding the hands crunched up against the face, if I could trigger these cameras with a remote device or detach the viewfinder from the camera, this would work.) I have a cheap disposable camera from Walgreen's; it's doable but the image quality is so poor I can't commit myself to it. I've heard Chinese cameras are a good option but I've emailed the companies and they never email me back. Do you have any suggestions? (IPods have gotten smaller ― I wish everything else would too.) Under $350 would be great.
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Old Mar 11, 2008, 3:40 PM   #2
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The lightest cameras I know of are the Olympus FE-280 and FE-300. Keep in mind that they don't have the greatest picture quality.
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Old Mar 11, 2008, 3:42 PM   #3
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That's a tall order, but I think there's a camera that will suit you.

The weight is a problem, but the Sony Cybershot DSC-W200 is 2.7 oz. and is on Steve's Best Cameras list. It has an optical viewfinder and a 2.5" LCD display. It has a tripod mount, so you could attach almost anything to help you hold it.

Adorama sells a neat little accessory that might be perfect. It's a devide that screws into the tripod mount on the bottom of a camera, and onto the top of a water bottle. If you can hold a water bottle (full or empty), you can use this to hold your camera.

See http://www.adorama.com/TPBP.html

If that won't do, you can try this

http://www.adorama.com/TPQP.html

but it's heavier than the camera.
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Old Mar 12, 2008, 12:07 AM   #4
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The Sony website shows the W200 as 5 ounces, 6.1 with battery and memory card.

http://www.sonystyle.com/webapp/wcs/...;storeId=10151

Steve's statement that the weight is 2.7 ounces is wrong.
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Old Mar 12, 2008, 6:01 AM   #5
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Oops. My bad.

Thanks, AndyfromVA.

The Casio Exilim EX-Z77 and the Casio Exilim EX-Z1080 are the lightest cameras on Steve's Best Cameras list, but even they are probably close to5 oz.

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