New Point and Shoot advice,please?

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I'm looking for a new point and shoot to carry around with me, and I've already decided I want it to be a Canon. I have a Nikon DSLR, a Samsung point and shoot and want to explore Canon cameras a bit. I'm looking for what I guess is considered a compact? Smallish like a point and shoot, but powerful like a DSLR. Any suggestions? I am more than willing to buy used, so don't feel obligated to suggest newer models. And honestly, I'm looking for something under $200, if possible. I know that probably eliminates a lot, but again, this is just going to be something I can carry everywhere. Thank you for your help and suggestions! :D
 

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Try something like a used G10/11; should be able to find one of those reasonably inexpensively and they're pretty powerful cameras.
 
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Thanks for the suggestions! I've done a quick little research, and think I may like the G10 more than the G11, but I still have quite a bit of researching to do!
 

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I have the sx40 its a pretty good. It also has a good zoom.
 

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If you want a DSLR like point and shoot made by Canon then the Canon G family camera is what you want.

I used to own the Canon G10 and now I own the Canon G15.

My advise to you is Stay Away from the G10!!!
The G10 is a fantastic camera as long as there is good lighting condition, once the light gets dark the pictures get very grainy.
I heard they improved this a lot with the G11. The AF of the G10 is also very slow.
I can tell you the G15 is a world of difference from the G10, I am glad I don't own the G10 anymore, it was not a successful camera and Canon got the G11 much faster then expected due to the unimpressive low light pictures.
If I had to choose between the G10 and G11 I would go with the G11.
If you can go for the G12 or even G15 I highly recommend one of these two.
 
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Ohhh, thanks for the review goodguy! What about the G9, is that falling way too far behind?
 

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Ohhh, thanks for the review goodguy! What about the G9, is that falling way too far behind?
From what I read in a review comparing the G9 to the G10 the G10 was consider the better camera which doesn't leave me very excited about the G9.
I would stay away from any G bellow the G11

As I said the G10 was a good camera as long as the lighting condition were good, but then so is my cell phone.
 

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I just bought, and quickly returned a Canon SX50. Terrible image quality
 

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If you're looking for a really compact P&S then you can try used Canon S90/95. Just bought mine for about $173 USD. Amazing camera. But it's downsides are questionable ergonomics and not-so-good battery life.
 
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