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Old Dec 5, 2008, 1:32 PM   #1
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I have a camera that wins me awards foroutdoor pictures but takes lousy ones indoors. Please recommend 3-5 compact digital cameras that take good indoor pictures. Preferably it will slip in my pocket and cost around $200. Thanks!
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Old Dec 5, 2008, 2:26 PM   #2
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Old Dec 5, 2008, 6:12 PM   #3
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At shirt pocket size and under $(US)200.00 is a sizable challenge Here is a list of possible cameras in that category:

Canon A-2000

Kodak Z-1085

Canon A-590

The two Canon cameras will have a slower recharge time due to the fact that they use 2 AA size batteries.

If you are willing to go to a slightly higer priced and a somewhat physically larger camera. Take look at these cameras:

Sony H-10

Panasonic FZ-28

Canon G-7

Is this the kind of flash quality you are looking for in your search?

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For ultracompacts the Canon SD770 IS, Fuji F60fd, Kodak M1093 IS, Nikon S600, Sony W150 are all around $200. Check their reviews and samples.

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Here is a flash photo taken with a Panasonic FZ-28 (cost: $(US) 239.00). That is over your price limit and size limit, but the quality, clarity, and IQ is there for sure. I use DSLR cameras too, and I find cameras like the FZ-28 to be a much smaller, more convenient, and faster to use that my DSLR camera.

The FZ-28 easily moves from a very nice 28mm (in 35mm terms) format to out well beyond 400mm (in 35mm terms) all in a small, convenient, and easy to carry with you all the time form factor.

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Old Dec 6, 2008, 9:42 AM   #6
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Frank,

When you say 'lousy' pictures indoors, what do you mean? Lots of noise? Blurry? Dark? What methods have you tried - available light without flash? With flash? Fully automatic mode? High ISO?

Small cameras have small lenses, small sensors, and small, weak flashes mounted very close to the lens...doesn't bode well for trying to take indoor pics in low light.

Maybe you could post a couple of 'lousy' pics here, so we can tell what the problem is.

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Thanks, Rinnie-

That is exactly what we really need to see and hear. With that in hand we can better address Frank's flash photo problem.

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Here is today's (12/06) flash photo effort. This time with a different camera (a Kodak Z-1012) but a familiar photo scene.

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