Looking to get a Point and Shoot - Suggestions?

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    I don't always want to carry my DSLR around with me, so I would like to get something a little smaller and less obtrusive that I can carry with me more frequently. I'm open to all suggestions.

    What kind of P&S cameras do you guys use -- if at all?
     
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    I have an advanced point and shoot... a Canon Powershot SX110 IS. GREAT camera for the price IMO. its a 9mp with 10x optical 5x digital zoom. all sorts of settings and features. also very similar to some DSLR cameras out there. I never take mine off the manual setting, and most times people wonder what DSLR I am shooting. For the price I dont think you can beat it, plus c'mon is a Canon... haha
     
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    I've got a Sony DSC H9, and it's great. It's 8mp, with a 15x zoom. I've got no complaints at all, and it was under $300.
     
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    Canon S5IS is a great camera as well. An advanced point and shoot. I have the S2IS and still drag it out from time to time.
     
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    Two choices - both Canon.

    SX10is (I have it's little brother, the S3is).

    G10 - Hands down, this is the single best point and shoot in the world today. 14 point something megapixels, 5 x zoom, IS, and the finest construction quality you're likely to find. This is the pocket camera a lot of pros are carrying around.
     
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    Good lord, it costs more than I paid for my DSLR
     
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    i dont always carry around my dslr either... and i wanted a PS that would just fit in my pocket (unlike a lot of the suggestions that have been given)... i picked up a nikon coolpix s210 to have as my "carry around to parties" camera.. it was cheap, under 200 bucks, 8mp.. my wife also uses it, because she doesnt like my dslrs.
     
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    Well, you said you were "open to all suggestions," not just to cheap suggestions.

    The G10 still seems like a good value to me. RAW, Canon's "L" series glass, magnesium frame, well-sealed construction. All (except for RAW) features you're not going to get with any DSLR that's in that price range.

    Me? I'd rather have a camera that's going to last more than a couple of years, and that can produce quality images. Low-end point & shoots - like low-end DSLRs - are cheaply made and designed to fail in a relatively short period of time.

    But ... hey! It's your nickel ...
     
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    Sorry, didn't mean to sound ungrateful for the suggestion. I was just expressing my surprise at the price
     
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    I have the G9, the G10's predecessor and I've been very pleased with it. I used to have a film SLR, but moved away from photography for awhile. The G9 is bringing me back into it.

    With the G9 I grab it and go. I have two 2G memory cards, as well as a second battery. I understand the G10 is better on the battery. Mine can make it through a 360 shot session on one battery.

    I don't know that I love it yet, but I like it a lot. It's been very good to me so far.
     
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    canon powershot s5
     

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