I need help choosing a camera.

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  1. PaiNatal90

    PaiNatal90 TPF Noob!

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    Hello, im very new to this forum. I was thinking to buy a digital camera for my mother's birthay tomorow. I came down to 3 choises in the local stores:


    Sony Cyber Shot DSC-W270

    Samsung ES70

    Samsung PL55


    The camera is going to be used to take family pictures and ballet plays in the auditorium.

    What do you think its the best choise?

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  2. mrpink

    mrpink No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    If forced to pick one of those three, I would choose the Sony. None of those are going to give you quality images when taken in an auditorium with low light levels. The Sony would possibly do a bit better, but noise is going to be a huge factor.

    I would suggest looking into Cannon's powershot lineup- they seem to fair the best in low light testing.




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    I've had excellent luck with Sony Cybershot P&S cameras for many years; especially the W-line. It's certainly no DSLR, but they can take a good beating and still be perfectly good for snapshots and facebook. Granted, I haven't bought one for some time, my W80 is still strong and kickin'.
     
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    Thanks for your replies cfusionpm and pink. I know very few about cameras, and for what i know, usualy the cyber shot has smile tracking for face pictures and thats a plus.

    Pink, in the auditorium there is always music playing for the dancers, and ppl don't usualy notice the camera clicks.

    To bad i didn't have the Cannon models in mind when i went to the electronics store, i think i will go with the cyber shot.

    Thanks for your replies.
     

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