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Old 03-23-2013, 08:27 PM   #1
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What is your fav. point and shot camera??

I am looking for what seems like everyone wants in a camera.
1. Compact
2. Good Price
3. Fast at taking pics (I have a toddler)
4. Good picture quality

I am just beyond frustrated with options right now. Can anyone give their opinion here?
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:10 PM   #2
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I've been using Sony Cybershots for years (have upgraded several times) and I've always been very happy.

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:38 AM   #3
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I just bought a Panasonic. All of my previous cameras were Canons and the Panasonic is much faster. I also love that I'd has a 16x zoom. It's not as small as some cameras out there, but I don't like ultra compact cameras anyway. I feel like my fingers get in the way.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:45 AM   #4
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I have a panasonic lumix lx5 for when I do not want to lug around my dslr.
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Old 03-24-2013, 08:53 AM   #5
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I have a Nikon Coolpix L120. It cost me under $200 on sale and has been a great camera for me. It has 14.1 megapixels and a 21x zoom. (That zoom function has enabled me to get some amazing photos on Disney vacations!) It has a "smart portrait" setting that snaps a photo when the person smiles, and a sports setting that takes multiple photos in a row (like five per second or something - I don't really know the number). It can also do video.

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Old 03-24-2013, 08:55 AM   #6
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I love the Canon Elf. It is very light wieght and the pictures are great.

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Old 03-24-2013, 11:37 AM   #7
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I have the Canon powershot sx130is I love it. it takes great pictures and easy to use
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Old 03-24-2013, 12:40 PM   #8
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I have this one and love it. Compact, sturdy, takes great pics with lots of different settings.

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there is a newer version for less $$:

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Old 03-24-2013, 01:59 PM   #9
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I've had an Olympus Stylus 1010 for a few years and love it! I took over 200 pictures in 4 days at Disney never stopping! Hubby had no idea I took that many b/c I was walking the whole time.

I also have a Nikon Coolpix AW100 that I got for Christmas. It can be used underwater & in extreme weather conditions. I haven't used it underwater (but used the same one at Discovery Cove in Aug) but it took great pictures of my Boys snowboarding last week!
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #10
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I agree with the Panasonic. Mine has a 16 times zoom and I love it.
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Old 03-24-2013, 03:55 PM   #11
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My husband and I love our Olympus.


We have 2 and only got a second one so my husband could use it SCUBA diving. It is perfect around kids. Have had it in the hands of kids ages (1-11) and I am sure all have droped it at least once, twice. And that is the beauty of this camera. They now have them in all price ranges. And since they are waterproof you do not have to worry about it falling in the pool, or being dragged in the ocean. Both of these pictures were taken with an olympus.



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Old 03-26-2013, 09:11 AM   #12
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I love the Olympus Tough series. They take great photos, it's very user friendly, you can drop them (which I have any times - oops) and they can get wet (some over 30 feet underwater). They also have great 'dummy' settings - fireworks, snow/beach, nighttime and so on. I love taking pictures at Disney in the rain and taking pics of the kids in the pools. Plus, the kids can take pictures and I don't have to worry about the camera's safety! You can find some great deals at Amazon.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:37 AM   #13
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add us to the Panasonic fan list. We have had them for years, my current model is the DMC-ZS8 (16x zoom like p poster mentioned) I am a zoom fan, and also rechargable battery fan. It may not be the most compact camera out there, but it is certainly small and lightweight and the Leica lens is awesome. Videos are great as well.You can get it for $200 @ Amazon, and I think target has it for the same if not less.

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Old 03-26-2013, 09:48 AM   #14
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My Olympus tough little orange camera....waterproof,shockproof, so great to carry everywhere! I used to run thru cameras at least one per year, till I got this one...going on 3 years and still not broken! Plus I can take it in the pool,to the beach....I LOVE IT! And the pics quality is pretty good also,nice lens,etc.
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #15
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My daughter is in graphic design and swears by Canon for picture color and quality for her at home point and shoot. We just helped her grandmother pick one out, her main objective was taking pictures of the wildlife in her backyard so wanted a good zoom. We ended up with this one:

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