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Old May 18, 2010, 11:05 AM   #1
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Hi, I need a camera to take pics outside of big machines and the parts in them. Mainly to e-mail pics, but hope soon to put them up on a website. A camera that can do video of a machine in action would be good too. The bigger the LCD screen the better. Good construction. Most important, very easy to use. Basically, a point and shoot. Hoping for something under $200. Thanks for any suggestions.
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Old May 18, 2010, 3:10 PM   #2
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I've been looking at the Panasonic FP3, the Canon SX120, Canon 1400IS, and the Nikon Coolpix S4000, anyone know which one is 'better'?

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Old May 18, 2010, 3:43 PM   #3
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I can't speak to what would be a good alternative for your dad, but one thing to think about is if it will fit well in his hand. Some of the cameras you listed are pretty slim and my dad (or myself for that matter) would have a difficult time holding onto them to take photographs.

Also, do you want a camera that utilizes a touch screen like the FP3 does?

Just something to consider. Good luck in your search.

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I can't speak to what would be a good alternative for your dad, but one thing to think about is if it will fit well in his hand. Some of the cameras you listed are pretty slim and my dad (or myself for that matter) would have a difficult time holding onto them to take photographs.

Also, do you want a camera that utilizes a touch screen like the FP3 does?

Just something to consider. Good luck in your search.

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Hi Laurie, thanks. I like the metal housing of the FP3. I think the controls on the right, and the touch screen might be easier. Especially as he won't be using too many features. You are right about the size. I saw a video review of a guy using it, but maybe I should have him look at it in person first.
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panasonic ZR, pure point and shoot and hd video. 8x zoom, good quality lens,
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shoturtle, Any specific model?
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Panasonic ZR1, under 200 dollars
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hi,

I'm using Canon 1400IS from last 2 years,its performance is quite good and i suggest you to have the same..

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Old May 29, 2010, 8:58 PM   #9
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Hi, I bought the Panasonic FP1 for $124.95. We're going to try
it out for the first time tomorrow. I would have liked the
slightly bigger screen in the FP3, but I didn't need all the
bells and whistles. I also didn't opt for a second battery,
as I could not justify the $40.00 price! The camera seems
really cool. The small size is actually kind of nice, you can
just pocket it when climbing a machine to take a pic of the
inside. The lens cover looks nice and is practical.
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Old May 29, 2010, 9:45 PM   #10
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Congratulations on your decision and purchase, Manti-

Could you share some of the photos from your new camera with us, please. I apologize that I arrived on the scene late, and after you had made your decision and purchase. I teach digital cameras for our local Community College. As part of the program we have a Seniors Section. The most widely used camera in the Seniors Section is the Kodak Z-915 which is just about the same price as the FP1, and has 10X optical which my Seniors love a lot.

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