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Old Jun 29, 2009, 10:40 PM   #1
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Default Camera for Grandma, she likes my F20

I need to buy an inexpensive point & shoot camera by the end of this week. It's for a Grandma who needs things to be extremely simple. She'll just be using the fully auto mode. She also gets a kick out of the video mode. She finds my Fuji F20 easy to use when I have it set in auto. It takes decent pictures indoor of grandchildren and with the flip of a switch it's in video mode (no confusing menus).

Any suggestions for a simple camera that takes decent photos and has an acceptable video mode?

Can't spend more than $200, but would prefer less than that if possible.

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Old Jun 29, 2009, 11:12 PM   #2
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Default How about the Canon Powershot A series?

I had the F20 and liked it for its simplicity, build quality, and low light image quality.

The Canon Powershot A series cameras are fairly inexpensive and I think easy to use. They take good pictures at ISO's 400 and under, too.
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 12:24 AM   #3
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If your grandma doesn't want to bother with AA batteries, the Panasonic FS7 is a good, all around camera.
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 12:40 AM   #4
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That's another good point. Prefer to stay away from AA batteries.
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 1:05 AM   #5
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The designs for some Casio ultracompacts have a button on the back that is a dedicated video trigger. No need to fuss with a mode wheel.

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