Best small form factor digital camera?

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  1. Corbet

    Corbet TPF Noob!

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    I currently have a Canon Powershot S1 IS, which is good for vacations and planned shots, but isn't the best for concerts due to its size. I was wondering what the best small form factor camera was. Heres what I'm looking for:

    4MP+
    3x or more optical zoom
    as small as possible
    $300 or less

    Canon has a ton of small form factor cameras, as does many other camera makers, and I have no idea what is the best.
     
  2. damian5000

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    Check out the Canon A610, or if you want even smaller look at the A520. I have the A510 (didn't need the extra MP), and it's a great little camera. Full manual modes. They might even take slightly better shots than the S1 IS as they are newer DIGI's (of course you'll lack the 10x zoom).
     
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    Oh yea...Check out the Elph's if manual modes aren't so important and you are looking for real small...But I walk around with my A510 in my jeans pocket. It isn't uncomfortable for me and I appreciate the availabilty of the manual modes.
     
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    I saw one of these in the pub the other day and it was impressively small and the images looked great (on it's screen). I'm actually considering one as a social camera

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canonsd400/

    Rob
     
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