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Old Aug 23, 2010, 4:48 PM   #1
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I'm after a small cheap point and shoot camera for a present.

It has to be pocket sized (man size pockets)
Has to have video capture
Ideally should have optical image stabilisation.
Should cost around 100.

This is to replace my Dad's Cannon A95, which was too large and too complex (and died).

Low shutter lag would also be useful for talking pics of grandchildren.

What would you recommend?

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Old Aug 23, 2010, 6:07 PM   #2
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Your best option is consider something like the Kodak Z-915, which her in the USA sells for $(US)99.00.The Samsung SL50 and Tl105 models as well as the Canon A-490 are all in the same price range.

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Old Aug 24, 2010, 4:08 AM   #3
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http://www.trustedreviews.com/digita...IXUS-100-IS/p1
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Old Aug 25, 2010, 4:36 PM   #4
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Thanks.

I had a look at the suggestions. There were some interesting cameras there, but some of them were not suitable for size, cost or availability reasons.

What is the consensus on these cameras? The Sony is a touch over budget (119), but comes with free delivery so I can stretch to it.

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W320

Canon PowerShot A3100 IS

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The Sony W-320 only gets so-so reviews. The Canon A-3100 is the better choice. You could save some money and get an optical view finder if you could find the canon A-1100.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Ca...0_IS_A3100_IS/

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OK, the W320 is off the list. I've just seen the Sony Cybershot DSC-W290 for 99. I'd have to go pick it up, but it seems to have a better Zoom and HD video capture. The Camera Labs review didn't throw up anything scary either. How would that compare with the Cannon A-3100?

I decided against the A-1100 because of the long cycle time on the flash. Shame, because using AA batteries is really handy.

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The W-290 only gets so-so reviews and you cannot zoom while using the video. I would not consider it.

http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/sony/dsc_w290-review

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I've just ordered the Cannon A3100. 82.99 from Amazon. Not bad!

Thanks lots for the help.
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You're welcome, Matt-

Congratulations on your new Canon A-3100 camera.

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