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Old Aug 11, 2010, 10:08 PM   #1
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Default What is a good airmiles camera?

Hi, I am looking into getting a new camera, my only options for getting one right now are through airmiles but points are not a problem.
I am looking for a camera to take pictures of my kids (ages 5 and under), their activities as they grow, family vacations, anything of interest I happen to see during our day. Video would be a definite bonus as we do not have one now.
I am a complete camera novice but am willing to read the manual to learn. Would love to eventually be able to do fancy things with the camera when taking pictures but I need to start somewhere.
We currently have no camera and borrow my mom's when needed she has a Pentax DSLR but I don't know the model. So we're probably just looking for a P&S that is not too big.
Thanks for any help you may have.
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Old Aug 11, 2010, 11:22 PM   #2
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what models are available to you as options

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Old Aug 12, 2010, 5:48 AM   #3
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I'm going to have to wait on getting the models I can't get on the website now. I don't really have an idea what models to even start with other than price. I will keep checking and let you know as soon as I can get on the website.
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Old Aug 12, 2010, 12:26 PM   #4
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Some of the models available are:
Canon powershot SX210 IS
Olympus Stylus Tough 8010
Panasonic DMC-FZ35
Panasonic Lumix DMC - ZR3
Panasonic DMC - ZS7
Canon Powershot SD3500
Canon Powershot SX20 IS
Samsung WB600
Sony DSCTX5B

Some of these I have done some research on but am I comparing apples to apples? Do I want the super zoom? I'm undecided as to what type of camera I am looking for.
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all the camera listed has small 1/2.23 sensor. So low light shooting is really good with any. But the front runner in megazoom I would have to say is the fz35, and will give you some room to grow with manual controls and a nice 18x reach.
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Karen-

I agree with shoturtle, the Panasonic FZ-35 would be my top choice as well. Have a great weekend.

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I have the same question.

At present, the options are:

Canon PowerShot Elph 100HS 12.1 MP
Panasonic 16.1 MP Lumix 3.5" Touchscreen
Sony DSCH708
Sony DSCTX10 Waterproof

1080 video is important also a good zoom.

Thanks in advance...
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