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Old Feb 12, 2010, 6:21 PM   #1
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Default I got $500 to spend, which camera is the best???

I'm in need of a camera and would like the following features:

1. Good Picture quality
2. Live view
3. HD Video
4. Zoom while recording and audio
5. Good Zoom

I will be using the camera for taking pictures of the kids indoors and out, sporting events, vacation pics, recording birthdays and everyday special moments.....

Which point and Shoot camera would you buy??

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Old Feb 12, 2010, 7:15 PM   #2
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Oh, if only you could buy the best dSLR with $500 ...

If you want to shoot sports, you need a good autofocus system. In entry level dSLRs, Canon has the best autofocus system. The T1i is Canon's least expensive dSLR that can record videos, and it's $800 with the kit lens, which wouldn't be very good for sports, but it would be good for most of the other stuff you say you want to shoot.
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The Pentax Kx DSLR is available now at $499. How does that sound.

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Old Feb 14, 2010, 10:39 PM   #4
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You're right rikmeister, the fuji HS10 looks impressive, I believe I will hold off and check out the reviews....thanks
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