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Old Feb 25, 2010, 10:21 PM   #1
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Hello everyone,

Thanks for taking a moment to read this post and hope you are able to help me.

I am in the market for a camera, a P&S Camera with about a 200$ budget. My main goal for this camera is photo's and their quality and sharpness is my main interest. I am new to photography but am a quick learner. I just want something to start off with taking scenic photos and photos of people/events. Mostly in lighting, no concerts or anything of that sort with low lighting.

With that out of the way, any help and advice would be greatly appreciated, Thank you.

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Old Feb 25, 2010, 11:09 PM   #2
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chris -

Welcome to the Forum. We delighted that you dropped by.

If you want some zoom (10X), take a look at the Samsung HZ15W at $185.

If you want a super small camera, take alook at the Canon SD-1200 at $141

If you can spend a bit more take a look at the Sony H-20 which gives you 10X zoom, the best automatic mode and the best built-in flash unit is the class, as well a HD video which allows you to zoom while filming at $220.

I attached a photo sample from the Samsung HZ15W.

Have a great day.

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Old Feb 25, 2010, 11:22 PM   #3
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Thank you for the fast reply Sarah, I have browsed through this forum for a couple days now and came across the Sony H20 camera many times. I also read that its the camera you recommend a lot, do you have any experience with it? How is it for an entry level photographer, who wouldn't know how to adjust settings without some testing and reading?
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Also, the Sony H20 doesn't have Wide Angle, is that a big feature to not have?
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Chris-

The Sony H-20 is a great camera for an entry level photographer. Yes, my husband and I own and use the Sony H-20 extensively. As I pointed out. It has the best automatic mode and the best built in flash unit in the compact zoom class.

The H-20 is currently selling for around $220. It does not have a wide angle position in its zoom range, but I do not consider that to be a big deal at all. It has 10X optical zoom, do HD video, and you can zoom while filming.

The image quality of the H-20 is very good and I have attached a sample H-20 photo.

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Thank you Sarah, the photo quality looks very good. I had a question though, are you able to attach lenses to this camera? Much like you would for an SLR?
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Chris-

Yes, the Sony H-20 will accept two Sony brand accessory lenses. There is one to extend the telephoto imaging power, and the second provides a wide angle.

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