Any recommendations on Point & Shoot

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  1. megapaws

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    Hi everyone,

    My brother is looking for a new digital camera. He currently has some kind of Canon powershot from the 2.0 era I believe. He wants to get something that will actually be able to shoot fast enough to capture his little girl in action in automatic mode. I think that a DSLR would be too much for his needs, so a point and shoot is the way to go. He is willing to spend up to $800 CDN. Anyone have any suggestions. Muchly appreciated

    Suzanne
     
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    cybershot p200 for compact, or cybershot H series (H1, H2, H5) for slr-like.
     
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    I think the Canon G7 gets some strong reviews though I'm not sure what the price would be in CDN.
     
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    thanks for the tips.... I'll pass the info along. The G7 sells for 669 CDN I believe. will all these cameras work quick enough to capture a 2 year old in action?
     
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    What ever he gets make sure he tries one out first. I can't stand the shutter lag on my P&S (Nikon 8700, great camera, horrable lag). I have heard some of the p&s have gotten better but if he is going to try and catch action. He just might want to look into a D50, or Canon XT or new Pentax K110d (think lowest priced DSLR probably very good deal for money).
     
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    Thanks Benhasajeep... I also thought of recommending the Canon XT only because I am familiar with the Canon brand and he can try out my lenses. The lag in shutter is the problem that he is trying to address. Fortunately, most stores have a 15 day return policy. Thanks for the advice everyone.
     
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    he should take a look at the panasonic lz series... everyone I know who has one loves it. Lots of zoom there and im not sure about the shutter lag but I dont think anyone ever commented about it.
     
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    Gosh, if he has a top limit of $800, that's getting into DSLR territory anyway. Why fool around? I'm seeing Canon XTi's going for $899.
     
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    Based on your initial posting, your Brother wants to stay with a compact, easy to use, digital camera...before I made a jump in to a DSLR I looked at quite a few point and shoots that would give me the ease of a p&s but also give me a taste of what a DSLR might be like...I came up with the Olympus SP-350. Prices ranges from as little as $200 US to as much as $400 US. Anyway, click on the link below and read about it.

    http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/olympus/sp350-review/

    I know, I know, I'm pushing Olympus again...sorry guys!
     

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