About to buy new camera -- should I pay $100 more?

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  1. echoyjeff222

    echoyjeff222 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm trying to decide between the Nikon Coolpix P80 or P100.

    I'm looking around, and the best price from the P80 I see is $220 (included memory card and case)

    For the P100, it's $315 for used (almost like new) and $360 for a new one ... which should I go for?



    For $120 increase here are the significant improvements:

    - 10.3 MP vs 10.1
    - Flip out screen
    - Aperture (telephoto) f/5.0 vs f/4.0
    - 481 g vs 405 g
    - 1080p vs 480p @ 30fps
    - 10 fps continuous shooting vs None
    Is that worth 120?
     
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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    The least expensive one that does what you need/want it to do.
     
  3. echoyjeff222

    echoyjeff222 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    For $120 increase here are the significant improvements:

    - 10.3 MP vs 10.1
    - Flip out screen
    - Aperture (telephoto) f/5.0 vs f/4.0
    - 481 g vs 405 g
    - 1080p vs 480p @ 30fps
    - 10 fps continuous shooting vs None

    Is that worth 120?
     
  4. Robin Usagani

    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Get Sony A230 DSLR on ebay. They are selling for less than $300!
     
  5. echoyjeff222

    echoyjeff222 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ok, WOW! new competitor! I think I'm going for this one!

    NIKON COOLPIX L110
     
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    aejoso TPF Noob!

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    If your set on a point and shoot camera then the L110 isn't a bad choice. It's a great higher end P&S.
     
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    Fatback TPF Noob!

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    +1

    I love my A230, it's a great starter camera. However if you don't need a DSLR, and just want something for day to day use, that is easy, and effective then one of the higher end P&S is a good choice. I would recommend taking a look at some of Panasonic's line up as well.
     
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    I have the L110 and love it. It does everything I want right now, but I'll be getting a D90 soon for shooting sports.

    The video works well and you can zoom while you're shooting video, but it's a slower zoom than normal.

    Bruce
     
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    Buy the Nikon instead
     
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    SrBiscuit TPF Noob!

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    i wouldnt consider a .2mp jump a significant improvement.

    im with schwetty.
     

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