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Old Apr 26, 2006, 10:25 AM   #1
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Looking for a low-cost beginner camera for my teen daughter. Have it narrowed to these two choices - Canon A430 & Nikon Coolpix 4600. Want good quality 4x6 photos. Must work with a Mac computer. Anyone have any advice, pros/cons, thoughts on these two cameras? Or other good cameras for around $125-$175? Thank you!
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Old Apr 26, 2006, 1:06 PM   #2
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I bought my 13 year old niece the Cannon A520 last year and she loved it. What I like about it is that it has Shutter and Aperture priority that a lot of entry level cameras lack. I figured it gives her more chance to be creative with those feature.

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From what I have seen, the 4600 is a very poor performer in low light, ok otherwise.
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Old Apr 26, 2006, 3:14 PM   #4
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Thank you. I have a Canon A95 and like it very much (except the slow shutter speed). That was my first instinct. I'll check the reviews.
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If it helps, I have a Canon A620 and would recommend it.
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Old Apr 26, 2006, 10:29 PM   #6
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Nikon Coolpix 4600 is lacking a lot of features, namely the sound w/ the movie mode. It's smaller, but it gives up a lot of important things to acheive that. When in doubt, go w/ canon!!!
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