Point and Shoots cameras...

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by accphotography, Nov 8, 2009.

  1. accphotography

    accphotography TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I'm looking to buy a PaS camera to keep with me all the time. I have two SLRs that I love, but reality dictates that I can't carry them at all times. I see things throughout the day I'd love to photograph, but I never have my SLRs at those times of course. In MOST cases I whip out my camera phone for these times, however my camera phone SUCKS. So, I'm looking for a small PaS that has excellent quality, hopefully some color and hopefully on a budget.

    On that note, what are the best PaS cameras available that are still portable and fun?

    Thanks!!

    ACC
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2009
  2. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    To compliment a photographer who is used to shooting with SLRs, I'd recommend looking at the high end P&S. How's your budget because some of them can get a bit pricey?

    * Panasonic LX3 (my choice)
    * Canon S90 (new arrival into this market and looks good so far)
    * Canon G10/G11 (latest versions of the G-series that have always been a good bet)
     
  3. accphotography

    accphotography TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Budget is not good. LOL! I'm really not set on major quality as I'm used to just using my camera phone for these types of shots, and it's HIDEOUS. I don't expect anywhere near the quality of my SLRs. I'm mostly considering quality in my criteria so I can get the best bang for the buck.

    I was looking at the Canon Powershot A1100. It's about $150 and that's around the price I'd like to stay at. However I would consider going up to $300 for an EXCEPTIONAL camera, but I really do think all the extras might be a waste for these purposes. I'd like to know how that camera stacks up against others in it's range, etc.
     
  4. AverageJoe

    AverageJoe TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2007
    Messages:
    918
    Likes Received:
    4
    Location:
    Minneapolis, MN
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    That new Canon S90 offers f2.0 at it's widest end, something to consider for low light.
     
  5. sincere

    sincere TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Berlin
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Guys, i am looking for the same thing, also because i get tired of shooting concerts and security telling me that after the first 3 songs its over because i have a DSLR (assuming i am press) whereas everyone with their point and shoot can go on..
     
  6. PatrickHMS

    PatrickHMS TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2008
    Messages:
    1,411
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Metro Atlanta
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    If you shoot concerts (or go to them) often, they make a digital camera that looks like a pair of binoculars.

    I saw a pair of them at a pawnshop a couple of weeks ago, the digital camera part was 5mp. Most people could not tell that they were not just binoculars, any those are common at concerts.

    Get close to the stage, and blend into the crowd.

    Maybe not a DSLR, but surely better than a cellphone or a P&S.
     
    Last edited: Nov 9, 2009
  7. sincere

    sincere TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Berlin
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Btw: is it me or is the Canon G 11 a step back compared to the G 10??
     
  8. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Same with the LX3 and its focal range is wider at 24mm.
     
  9. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Messages:
    9,523
    Likes Received:
    344
    Location:
    North New Jersey, United States of America
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Only if you don't realize that there is more to a camera than sheer Megapixel count.
     
  10. accphotography

    accphotography TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2009
    Messages:
    32
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ok... opinions of the Canon PowerShot SD1200IS as compared to the Sony CyberShot W220? Stats are pretty similar, but I know just the brand can make a big difference in quality. Thoughts?
     
  11. Dominantly

    Dominantly TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2009
    Messages:
    3,032
    Likes Received:
    165
    Location:
    San Diego, CA (RB)
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This is actually a pretty good, cheap camera.
    GE Digital Camera


    Example shots
    [​IMG]

    Panoramic in camera stitch
    [​IMG]
     
  12. sincere

    sincere TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2006
    Messages:
    475
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Berlin
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    lower resolution, flash range, continuous shooting, things that are not so unimportant, especially the continuous shooting..
     

Share This Page

Search tags for this page

best stats for pas cameras