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Old Jun 13, 2012, 7:44 AM   #1
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I know this has probably been asked a thousand times...but..

We are going to Disney in August. I have a Dslr but need something smaller, since I'll 2 kids worth of junk.

I just looking for something that will take good pictures.

Not really sure about budget. obviously I would like the best for the price, but I'm not expecting to spend 200 and get a camera that would do everything. So maybe about 400 .

I've just started looking so I'm not leaning towards anything yet.

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Old Jun 13, 2012, 12:29 PM   #2
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Yep.... 1001 actually...!
If you can accept the limitations of a pocketable compact- when compared to an SLR- then your choice is rather large.
Maybe you might need to ask yourself what you'll be shooting on this trip....
Will you be rafting...(getting the camera wet) ?
Will you be shooting in low light (party's/fairgrounds at night....) ?
Maybe consider a reasonable zoom range- for picking out details/parts on tall buildings/landmarks- or for those candid moments when your family think you're not looking..!
A wide angle lens,I would say,is also a must- for group/family shots/landscapes/theme parks etc...
How small does it have to be..? Pocket compact size- or up to "bridge" size..?
Consider battery power/sources whilst away (are you abroad..?).

Just a few things to mull over...
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Old Jun 21, 2012, 3:53 AM   #3
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I took both my Canon S95 and my Panasonic FZ150 to Disney when I went in March. The FZ150 was an absolute necessity at Seaworld. If I went again and could only choose one cam, I'd take the FZ150.
Disclaimer: I take photos of life rather than live to take photos and my opinions of cameras are reflected accordingly.
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Old Jun 26, 2012, 4:00 AM   #4
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I have just come back from orlando we go every year to to see our grand daughters and for the the last couple of years i take my t2i/550d with a 17-70os sigma and a 70-200f4 l canon. and i wouldnt be with out them. maybe a compromise would be a super zoom like the tamron 18-270
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