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Old Jan 8, 2012, 1:32 PM   #1
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New Camera - Several Parameters Advice

Hi All,
Happy New Year 2012.

I need expert advice for purchasing a new camera based on several parameters. Pls guide.

1. I am a newbie and not very knowledgeable about cameras. Therefore Simplicity in operation is what I would prefer.

2. In my understanding Canon is best brand so ideally would like to stick to cannon model unless another model like Nikon Cool pix etc offer compelling value.

3. My price range is up to 250 USD but can stretch a little bit if by stretching the alternative is very superior.

4. My understanding is higher megapixel and higher optical zoom better the camera. So would prefer higher of these within my budget.

5. I would love to have HD Video capability as well for one hour at least.

6. I would like that it supports flash (i believe needed for low light situations) a must.

PLS recommend based on above parameters. I know i have asked too much but just that experts can weigh in and advice.

Thanks for reading in advance and helping. Looking forward to your valuable suggestions.

Note: Right now need to purchase urgently so that i can take photos of my new place where I am planning to move in soon.
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Old Jan 8, 2012, 3:33 PM   #2
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G'day mate

As a starter, you might like to look here ...
First year with S95 in my pocket

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Old Jan 9, 2012, 8:03 AM   #3
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Hi- it may help us with suggestions if we knew what you're planning to shoot.
Higher megapixel count is of no real significance whatsoever(unless you plan to shoot billboard sized prints) and a large/long optical zoom is only necessary if you intend shooting subjects from a distance- say,shy wildlife etc....
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Old Jan 9, 2012, 10:03 AM   #4
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Hi- it may help us with suggestions if we knew what you're planning to shoot.
Higher megapixel count is of no real significance whatsoever(unless you plan to shoot billboard sized prints) and a large/long optical zoom is only necessary if you intend shooting subjects from a distance- say,shy wildlife etc....
Thanks for explaining. My immediate use is to shoot the new rental place where i will be moving in...all the floors carpets etc....i would like to shoot from a distance people but not very far away...Pls advise on those lines...
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G'day mate

As a starter, you might like to look here ...
First year with S95 in my pocket

Regards, Phil
Great advice...i was just wondering on two things:

1. Price is USD 330 on amazon...is this the best you recommend for that price range?
2. Is it relatively a newer model or has anything in similar price range came out recently which you may want to recommend?

Thanks for your help.
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This little useful fella is on sale here for $199.... with auto/manual modes,HD video recording,image stabilised 14x zoom(28-392mm)...etc...
http://www.walmart.com/ip/Canon-12.1...ndingMethod=rr
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