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Old Mar 7, 2010, 6:53 PM   #1
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Which camera would you recommend as having the best auto mode? I just purchased the S90, which is a great camera, but has too many things to adjust. I feel that if I'm only going to leave it on auto I probably shouldn't spend the $400 for a camera geared toward someone willing to make those adjustments. Thanks for any input!
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 12:38 AM   #2
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If you just want to push the shutter release and to make no adjustments of any kind. The Sony H-20 which is now below $200 at Office Depot is your best bet.

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What about a camera that is a bit smaller than the H20? The H20 looks to be a great camera, but it is not pocket size. Any good recommendations for an automatic camera that would fit in a shirt pocket?

Canon SD1300? SD960? F70EXR? I am leery of the Panasonics because of the weak flash........
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How about 12mp, 5X optical zoom, credit card and 5/8" thick? Now that is pocket size! The LCD is not fantastic outside but the image quality is excellent. That's the Samsung SL420.

Oh yes, the cost around $(US)110.00. How is that? Here is a sample SL-420 photo.

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Great camera, cannot believe that I haven't discovered that myself while searching the past couple of weeks.

Now to be a real pain in the neck, what about one that also has wide angle?
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No problem, no pain. Look at the Samsung TL220 or TL225. The have a 24mm wide angle and 12mp, +5X optical zoom.

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I'm thinking the TL-320 may be my best bet. I know you just got one of those. Are the automatic modes good on it?
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just keep in mind with your 400$ you are not just buying features. but the sensor. the sensor on the s90 performs better in low light / high iso than any other compact made today. regardless of the percentage of features you use.
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Yes, the TL-320 is now on sale at $199 and it is also an excellent camera with a 24mm wide angle as well. It has really worked out well for me. TL320 photo sample attached.

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