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Old Oct 27, 2008, 7:39 PM   #1
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Hi, I'm looking for a pocketable point and shoot camera that is $200 or less and has the following attributes:

  • [/*]Decent flash coverage

  • [/*]Atleast 30 FPS 640X480 video

  • [/*]35mm wide angle or wider

  • [/*]80mm telephoto or greater
Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old Oct 27, 2008, 8:43 PM   #2
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Take a look at Steve's recommended camera's from this site (scroll down to the "pocketable" cameras).

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

Most of them offer about 11-14 feet max flash range, which is all you can expect from a pocketable.

They all seem to do 640x480 video.

They all seem to be about 38mm or wider at the wide end and at least 80mm on the telephoto end.

If I was seriously looking at these cams, I would shortlist it to the following:

- Pentax Optio M50 (only $129, that's pretty cheap for a kick butt pocketable. You've got some spare cash left to buy a big media card.

- Canon Powershot SD 770 or 790 IS. I'm kind of a Canon freak so I generally recommend Canon. Shop around online and you can get either of these for under $200. I like the look of the SD770 but the 790 has a bigger LCD (which helps).


So, lots of fun, have a look around!
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duplicate.
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Old Nov 7, 2008, 7:56 PM   #4
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Just be careful with the Pentax. I have the M40. Outside ok, but inside useless.

Unfortunatelly I found this out after the wedding.


The video is not bad. I can send you sample.
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Old Nov 8, 2008, 12:15 AM   #5
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I would suggest the Canon SD770 IS or Sony W130. Both have viewfinders, which can be an aid in shooting video.

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Take a look at the Panasonic LZ-8.

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