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Old Mar 25, 2008, 3:49 PM   #1
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My Sony Cybershot DSC-S500 6.0 Mega Pixels recently broke... it still turns on and the menus all work except for the pinwheel ontop used to switch from day/twilight/etc settings. I'm travelling to California in a month and am looking for a cheap, same quality - if not better - replacement that is Memory Stick Duo Pro compatible (as I'd rather not spend more money on a new memory card) Any suggestions? Also, my old camera used AA batteries... is now the time to switch to a chargeable battery?
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Old Mar 25, 2008, 7:58 PM   #2
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You might take a look at the Sony H-3 camera.

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unless you're dedicated to sony, now might be a good time to buy some new media... there's a lot of great cameras out there, more than ever before, but you are limited by your memory sticks.
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While I understand the thrust of your post, there are still some very viable and realisticSony options out there. I personally have taken some wonderful family photos with the Sony H-3 camera. The H-10 which will soon be available will be a measurable improvement on the H-3. The Sony H-7 if you do not use the very farthest end of the zoom is quite good(the price now is at just $(US) 249.00), and finally the Sony H-50 will try to cure the problems that we encountered with the H-9.

Sony cameras are noted for their excellent flash range, and long zoom. I have recently been working with the Canon SX-100, and the S-5. Ilike the hot shoe on the S-5 a lot, but it is not much better than the Sony H-5.

The Sony H-3 is pleasantly small and easily tossed into my purse. I am assuming that the H-10 will take up the very same role. The H-3 for us has been a wonderful family camera. It is a good deal easier to use than the Canon SX-100, and has a MUCH BETTER flash range.

I will leave you with a Sony H-3 photo sample.

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