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Old 03-21-2012, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Buying A Good Compact Camera

I got a Canon Rebel XT 500D last year but need a compact camera as well. I'm thinking a Canon would be good to maintain consistency and would prefer to spend under $400. So far I've looked at PC World's "Top 10 Compact Point-and-Shoot Cameras" (link) but thought I'd ask on here for any camera aficionados. My brother has an older, apparently still popular Canon model (retails for around $200 I think) that features color selection and time lapse video which I find very cool. Having something with these features but overall better photo quality and customization would be great.
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Sticking with the same brand makes sense to me.

The Canon G12 is very popular and if you're used to a good DSLR, you might find it less of a step down than most compacts. Then again it's less of step down in weight/bulk too ... it's not what you'd call a pocket camera unless maybe you wear huge baggy jeans with enormous cargo pockets. And don't mind a bit of "belt and braces" accessorizing to make sure the trou stay up.

In any case, I'd have a look at www.dpreview.com ... great source of info.

   
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I have a G12 largely because I want all that ability without the size/weight of a DSLR. The next size down that I got for my wife is the Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS. Not sure what the current equivalent is. I chose it for her in part because it is one of the few compact cameras that still has a viewfinder. There are some photos, esp. in sunlight, that are a lot easier to capture with the camera right up against my face.

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Roughly the same reason why I was looking at the G12. And the Nikon p7100, which I ended up getting instead.

   
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Roughly the same reason why I was looking at the G12. And the Nikon p7100, which I ended up getting instead.
And why I bought an S9100 yesterday after following links from here. A RED S9100.

My elderly iPhone doesn't handle the sorts of photos I like to take on my morning walks, and I can't take the Nikon D80 (much as I love it) with me every day in case I see duck families wandering across the path and then carefully entering the river (missed taking photos of that event!) and other delights, so I've been thinking about getting a good point and shoot for some time. I'm hoping the reviews of the S9100 are true to its capabilities.

   
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