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Old Jan 26, 2010, 8:56 PM   #1
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Thanks for this great forum. I need to buy a camera for my mother this week and am now going in circles.

Looking for:
straight forward/simple
good low light/indoor!
quick flash recycle!
$200-250
moderate size (compact not necessarily a plus)

The camera is primarily to take pictures of the grandkids. I was leaning to the Sony cybershot DSC-H20 but it takes ten seconds to recycle the flash! Any other suggestions? I like everything about the sony except the flash and memory stick. Also looked at the canon 780 but a little small and no blink function. Thanks
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 9:01 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum. We're delighted that you dropped by.

Rather than the 10X optical zoom and bulkiness of the Sony H-20, why not take a look at the Sony W-350, it has lots of features, a good built in flash, and costs $(US)199.00.

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Old Jan 26, 2010, 9:18 PM   #3
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Thanks.

Any idea what the flash recycle time is on the 350?? I looked at the specs and can't find the info.
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 10:20 PM   #4
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I will research it for you and get back with the info asap.

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any luck??

any other recommendations for a camera with a quick flash recycle time??
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Old Jan 28, 2010, 9:51 PM   #6
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Yep, I finally tracked down one of the first owners of the W-350 today (01/28), and Mark reported the flash recycle time to be about 5 seconds. Power for the flash and the camera comes from a Sony Category N battery which is an above average Lithion-Ion Proprietary battery.

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Old Jan 31, 2010, 5:53 PM   #7
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I came across another low price camera that might work for Mom. The Samsung SL-420. Steve gave it a good review.

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