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  1. Nikon Fan

    Nikon Fan TPF Noob!

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    Someone I know is wanting to purchase Digital Point and Shoot camera for less than $400...I was just curious as to your opinions on what the best camera would be...I'm researching dpreview for her, but don't have much experience with point and shoots myself. She's wanting to do her families portraits with them, and other than that this would just be for consumer purposes...snapshots mostly. I've looked over some Canons and Nikons that seem to be good...so any suggestions you all have would be appreciated...especially those that have had personal experience. So far the Canon Powershot A620 seems to be a great camera with the right price tag...but there is also the Nikon Coolpix 7900...or others...
     
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    Not sure about P&S's but the camera LaFoto uses seems to be excellent (now she's read the manual & found out how to use it in manual mode!:lol: )


    I think it's a Canon A95?
     
  3. LittleMan

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    Tell her to pay you $400 and you'll take photos for her using a $x,xxx camera... ;)

    haha, all joking aside...
    I was pretty impressed with the Olympus point and shoots... some of them are around that price range. :)
     
  4. Nikon Fan

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    :lol: Thanks for the help Littleman :lol:

    Canon A95...I'll look that one up :) Thanks
     
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    I use a SONY CyberShot DSC-P200. It's really good. I like it alot, been using it for about 3 months now. Its about $4oo.
     
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    i like the look of the fuji finepix z1. Im thinking of buying one of these myself. Might be a little out of your friends budget by a couple of dollars though
     
  7. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    Nobody knows the answer to your question.

    There's a few billion of point and shoots under 400 bucks and by the time a comparison is published, it's outdated.


    I've just had to suggest a cam to two people. Canon S60 looks ok... so is any other Sony/Noink/Canon
     
  8. Nikon Fan

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    Thanks for the info....I know what you're saying Doc...I was just hoping that some folks here would have personal experience with certain models they really liked...I think I've narrowed it down to about 5 that would work out nicely so I'll show her tommorow and see what she thinks :)
     
  9. Rob

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    I bought a small Nikon 3200 and a small Olympus C60 - both were dreadful. The Nikon went flat after five shots with flash and the Olympus didn't really focus very well or allow any DOF. Just my $.02

    Rob

    ooh, look - 800 posts!!
     
  10. Meysha

    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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  11. Rob

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    Yeah, like those questions that start "I've got this friend with an embarrasing problem!". Heh!

    Rob
     
  12. Nikon Fan

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    :lol: No I'm the proud owner of a Canon Rebel XT and wouldn't buy a point and shoot with that bad boy at my side :lol:
     

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