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Old Sep 29, 2011, 4:23 AM   #1
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Default $300 budget and low light

A friend of the family is looking for advice on a P&S. Here are her needs:

1. Under $300
2. Family pics indoors with low light and no flash
3. Fits in her pocket

She did not mention video, so I guess that is not important.

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Old Oct 1, 2011, 10:34 PM   #2
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Get a Canon S90 (used about $300), which is one of the best P&S cameras ever. There are other models from other makers that would give excellent service but I can't say any are better than the S90.

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Old Oct 4, 2011, 12:37 PM   #3
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The Canon S95 is the only current model cam that really fits your criteria. I don't know the current price offhand, but it's a safe bet that it will drop shortly as the S100 is due to ship next month (the S90 was on clearance for under $200 at several retailers last year around the time the S95 was released). The Canon S90 is a good choice also, but you can no longer find one new and imho, $300 is far too much to pay for a used one. The S95 offers a few improvements over the S90 and if you're not saving any money by buying the S90, I can't see going that route.
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Actually there is one store selling the S95 for $275, which is cheaper than the S90.....

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Actually there is one store selling the S95 for $275, which is cheaper than the S90.....

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The website selling it for $275 is a scam.

Here's another clue. Their website is hosted in the Netherlands, which is well known for its laissez-faire attitude towards violations of US law.

IP 217.23.3.44
inetnum: 217.23.0.0 - 217.23.15.255
netname: NL-WORLDSTREAM-20090204
descr: WorldStream
country: NL
org: ORG-WA106-RIPE
admin-c: WS1670-RIPE
tech-c: WS1670-RIPE
status: ALLOCATED PA
mnt-by: RIPE-NCC-HM-MNT
mnt-lower: MNT-WORLDSTREAM
mnt-domains: MNT-WORLDSTREAM
mnt-routes: MNT-WORLDSTREAM
notify: [email protected]
changed: [email protected] 20090204
changed: [email protected] 20100305
source: RIPE
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