Need opinions on digital cameras

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  1. merrill2121

    merrill2121 TPF Noob!

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    Hello everyone. I'm new to the forum so if this thread is in the wrong section please feel free to move it.

    I am looking to get into a little bit of photography on a budget. I don't need anything professional and am not looking to spend any more than around 300-350.

    I am looking to take pictures of nature, concerts, and sports. I would be bringing the camera on a lot of hiking/camping trips. Basically looking for something to take really nice quality pictures and have a pretty decent zoom.

    I would also be looking for this camera to have a video mode built in, especially for concerts and sports. I would prefer something with decent video and audio quality.

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions and I really appreciate it.

    PS: The following are some cams I have been checking out. Feel free to shoot them down if their no good :). Thanks!

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8739966&type=product&id=1202429847854
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8510989&type=product&id=1186005750966
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8297513&type=product&id=1172881524725
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8696681&type=product&id=1198888991656
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8749964&type=product&id=1202649426922
     
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    deudeu TPF Noob!

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    Being the "photographer" of my group of friends, i have played with a lot of P&S.

    Generally, I really like the Panasonics because of the image quality, built quality, and the ease of use. The new TZ-5 seams like a nice one.

    I have not been as pleased with what i have seen from olympus. So if you want to stick to your selection, you should definitely go Canon. I really like their ixus (AKA SD) series, the Ixus 950 IS is a beautiful little thing!

    Finally, if you know a little bit about cameras and/or are willing to read the manual that goes with it, the Fuji f50fd is a very good P&S for the money.

    I hope this helps!
     
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    merrill2121 TPF Noob!

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    Thanks a lot for the information. I decided to go with the Canon S5 IS. Should be arriving here in a couple of days.
     
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    Battery life type and costs should be researched. There is a major difference here.
     

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