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aprilfoolwed
04-20-2011, 11:32 PM
*I posted this on the budget board, and they suggested to post on photography board. I accidentally posted on the resort photos board - I think I should have posted here!*

We've always vacationed with my parents, and my dad has a great SLR camera and was the designated photographer. This year, we are going by ourselves, and we really need a better camera to take with us.

Neither DH nor I are great photographers, so we're really looking for a simple point & shoot camera. My biggest gripe with our 2-year-old Nikon Coolpix is how much lag there is between shots. I feel like we'd be booted from Disney if we held up the line for pics with Mickey!

So, looking in the $200-range - possibly up to $300 if needed for a good camera - but less would be even better. Want something that will take a good shot, has a decent optical zoom (10x or better) and recovers quickly between photos.

The guy at the camera shop suggested the Casio Ex fh100 or the Fuji F300EXR. They seemed like decent choices, but I want to go and play with it a little more.

Any other suggestions?

D2stobb
04-21-2011, 12:08 AM
I would ask to try either camera( if at a camera store they should allow)
I went with a new nikon 8100, after buying and being totally unhappy with picture quality on Fuji.
My old nikon cool pix although slow still took/takes great pictures.
I gave it to ds8, and now we have more fun photos( just a little different perspective)
HTH,
Have a great trip
:wizard:
Deedee

aprilfoolwed
04-21-2011, 11:07 AM
Thanks - we are going to try both camera, and maybe ask to see a few others. I have never been crazy about our Nikon - either the speed or the quality, but then, my FIL picked it out for us and I never had a say in it. I am sure there are different models.

I am considering seeing what Costco has (although we don't have one - but my inlaws do) so that we can return if we don't like it.

WilsonFlyer
04-21-2011, 04:20 PM
This is your camera, hands down, based on your described needs.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_sx130_is

aprilfoolwed
04-22-2011, 04:34 PM
This is your camera, hands down, based on your described needs.

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_sx130_is

That looks great! I am going to see if I can find that somewhere to look at it. Thank you!

manning
04-23-2011, 01:19 PM
Take a look at this one if you are willing to pay a little more

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/734743-REG/Canon_4342B001_PowerShot_G12_Digital_Camera.html

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/CanonG12/