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Old 10th April 2008, 10:24 PM
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I'm going to be traveling for work more pretty soon (France in June, to start it off) and although I'll have limited opportunity to do much sightseeing, I'd like to be able to snap pictures when I get the chance.

Right now I have an Olympus SP-500UZ which actually takes pretty good pictures, but if you REALLY want them to be clear you HAVE to use a tripod. It's also kinda big so you need a case, etc etc.

I'd like to get a small, thin camera that I can just keep in my shirt/jacket pocket and pull out when I need it. Features I'd be looking for: Quick power-up, clear & vibrant pictures, very short delay after hitting the button.

I've noticed on some cameras (particularly some Sony's) that when you hit the button, it takes like 3-5 seconds before actually taking the picture. I'd like to avoid that.

I'm leaning towards a Canon SD750 or MAYBE SD1100IS. The 1100 would be nice for the image stabilization I think.

Anyone have any recommendations? I'd like to keep it under $300.
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Old 11th April 2008, 11:16 AM
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8GB Apple iPhone, a little more than what you want to pay, but it takes good pictures, plus your camera can be used as an MP3 player, video player, internet browser and even a phone.... imagine a digicam with phone capabilities!!

other than that i don't have any other suggestions. I use a Casio Exilim EX-Z77, it's thin, it takes good pictures and has good auto functions.
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Old 11th April 2008, 12:14 PM
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The only thing I would do to an iPhone is drive over it. Man, I hate Apple.
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Old 11th April 2008, 12:20 PM
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I've had two Canon point and shoots and I haven't been very happy with their performance, regardless of how I've had the settings. They have always come out a little noisy. Was really a bummer for those once in a lifetime shots I was taking in Kenya.
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Old 11th April 2008, 12:48 PM
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Get one with IS, and prevent taking a blurry picture! It's the worst thing when you get home and load it up on your PC and it's blurry!
Lamska was showing us his 870IS and we wanted to upgrade our P&S.
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Old 11th April 2008, 12:53 PM
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the iphone probably has the worst cell phone camera i have ever used. PERIOD. I could go on about no focus, no zoom, no clarity, horrible static, no flash... crap!

get a Canon, P&S, you won't be disappointed.
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Old 11th April 2008, 02:14 PM
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Yeah I used a PowerShot IS at my old work and it was super nice, but I wasn't sure if it was incorporated very well on their smaller, entry-level cameras.
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Old 11th April 2008, 02:41 PM
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Turns out the 870IS is $100 off at Future Shop right now, so I might just have to go and check it out.
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I know quite a few of us on here have Canon 750 and 850's. No complaints, taken on many trips, quality and performance were there. Jonny's 870 is pretty amazing and if I was looking to upgrade it would be that one.
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Old 12th April 2008, 02:36 AM
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Canon 870is or Fujifilm F50fd

870is is nice, but im actually disappointed in its performance.
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