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Journal Entry: Mon Jul 13, 2009, 9:47 AM
My sister is planning to buy a camera. A compact one. Do you have any suggestions? Price isn't important, it just has to be good =]

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:iconcyrus24:
cyrus24 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010   Digital Artist
PowerShot SX210 IS
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Rnomad Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
In the compact camera range, with the latest cameras,these days, there are mostly the same, all have pro's and con's, and produce very good images, under general conditions. Lots of people have good and bad exp with the same brand/model of compact digitals.

You could read articles all day long, and still not get the "best" one for your sister.

First thing is suggest, unless shes on a world trip leaving tomorrow; find more about what she wants to use it for. look at every day and styles she likes, then look for those features. Knowing what types of pics she wants to take, you can choose a better fit, in getting a compact, that would suit her needs.

My choice, would ensure its got auto modes, and manual adjustments.

I choose Casio Exslim EV8, for one main reason 8x optical zoom, on 10mp camera. even over 12mp models available.

Dont expect the same results from compact camera, compaired to high end DSLR. That dosent mean you cant her great photos's but you need to understand what the portable camera is able to do.

The most important advice i would give is really learn what the strenghs and weakness are on the camera she buys, take all sorts of shots, lots and lots under every condition. you can adapt how you shoot if you know how a compact will behave under difficult conditions.
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Catattackstock Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2009
the olympus underwater camera is super fun!!
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XFadedToBlackX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
I bought Nikon Coolpix to start out with and I think it's ok. All of the photography in my gallery is taken with it. It's a good compact camera but some editing in Photoshop is required to get better results.
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MissNooy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Nikon D80
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merilyn-monroe Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
You should get the Nikon SLR cams that are compact. My sister has one of those! it's pretty awesome for a compact camera because it has different modes like,
M, A, S, P.
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sheber Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I'll have to agree with the comments on Olympus. I've found that for a point and shoot, they offer a remarkable amount manual settings.
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YellowPixel Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Professional General Artist
Canon G-series compact (baby DSLRS)
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Lord-Aradon Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the Panasonic Lumix's personally
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FlashingWhiteLight Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I have a Canon Powershot A590IS but for my birthday im getting a Canon EOS 1000D :]
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krokantebrok Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I have a Sony Cybershot, and I love it. It has a great quality.
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ITisVindicated Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Panansonic Lumix DMC-TX15
it's been fantastic!
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Amaranthium Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Canon Digital IXUS 980 IS
I used it before, great one :)
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adamjuneau Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
yup... leica M8.2 or D-Lux 4 would be so damn great

:D
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zelliez Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
nikon d40 is what i use. it is high quality and it can shoot in raw. easy to use.
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jlm8907 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
casio exilim. enough megapixels, lots of shooting options, good zoom & big screen. awesome camera! [link]
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borahanci Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
I think overall canon makes the best compacts. Something with A/S/P controls should do the tricks, rest is up to her, how much zoom she needs, how pink or blue it has to be... :)

PowerShot SX200 IS one of the smaller ones...

PowerShot SX1 IS slightly larger but has everything with whopping 20x optical zoom... awesome deal.

I think they both have digic 4 image processor, too.
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Marviiin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
I wanna gift my old camera your sister ;)
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dashedandshattered Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
My Kodak V1003 has produced some pretty spectacular pictures.
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CoreyByas Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
I have heard good things about Canon G9 (now G10)........film just has a constant cost of film & once you load it with a roll, you have to use it up before reloading something else.....
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cadi08 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Starting off with film is so much more beneficial than jumping into those powershot cameras.
u should get a leica or mamiya if price does not matter :)
Good luck! :D
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lurfly Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
I love my Sony's Cybershot but I'm no photographer so no idea really about the quality, all I know is the pictures look great (to me) and the macro feature is suuuper fun to play with.
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AdinaRS Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009   Photographer
I love my Nikon Coolpix S51. I've also heard great things about Canon, though I've never owned one.
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Suprememark Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Canon PowerShot G10, for sure!
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SineSensus Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
If price isn´t important get a Leica :)
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TheSmilingGiu Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Canon PowerShot A470 ! :D
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ShadowNeko13 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Sony Cybershot, any of the higher end models with a wide-angle lens but NOT one of the T2 or ones with a touch screen... the focus is the camera specifics, not the fancy interface, and personally I think buttons work much better. ;)
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mitjazvm Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Canon Powershot G10!
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Weavle1990 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
[link]

Here's A Good Site That Has Great Reviews On All Kinds Of Cameras (:
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endless-ksa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Hi.

This link will be pretty useful

[link]

try looking at each type before you decide.

I have used Canon, Nikon , Panasonic and finally Olympus.

I am stick to Olympus as for its amazing colors.

You may however consider the new Nikon P90

An important factor when choosing a camera is the Zoom.

P90 is its 24x Optical Wide Angle Zoom-NIKKOR ED Glass Lens,


[link]

Nikon cameras are very well manufactured and I personally would chose'm over Canon.

Good Luck.
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SkycladGypsy Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
I cannot comment on pic quality, but if she is even the slighten bit clumsy or careless, look into the new Olympus ones...
They are shock resistant up to 6 feet and Water resistant up to 10 or 15 feet now...
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LadyRhinoa Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009   Photographer
I learned taking pictures on Canon PowerShot A630 and I find it the best camera from cheap compacts so far. Except the fact it is good for learning, for taking pictures everywhere it`s perfect for macro. Go to my gallery and see pictures taken with it at the total beginning on my way with photos, as some example what it can do when person is learning. I hope it helps
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TheOn3LeftBehind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The Canon Powershot G10 looks wicked cool, in my opinion.
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Aly-Wan Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
The G9 is amaaaazing, so the G10's gotta be like magic!
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MusicBaam Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
just bought a new one last friday. a sony cybershot DSC-H10... but it's discontinued modell but there's a follower :) but even the older modell is just great :D
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ohsostarryeyed Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
i like the canon powershots, too. they don't have the depth of field that dslrs have, but other than that, their results are close to dslr-quality.
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GenesisOfChaos Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I've a PANASONIC DMC-FS3 and it's very good :)
The others in the Lumix range are good too.
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blackphnx Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Photographer
Go for CAnon IXUS 990IS.. I used this one aside from my dSLR. It's awesome.. :w00t!:
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azieser Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I agree the Cannon Power Shots are excellent!
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t-R-i-S-h Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Canon Digital IXUS 990 IS is very very good! And not so expensive at the moment :)

Have fun!
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sinbad269 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
I know the Panasonic Lumix range is pretty damn good. Most can record in HD, which is always a good thing, and most are about 9-12MPx. They also use Leica lenses which is also a good thing.
I'd go with Lumix, Sony's Cyber-shot [they're pretty much the same, except they use Carl Zeiss lenses ;)], or Canon, cos, well most Canon camera's rock! :P
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WmozartA Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional General Artist
you can visit this link
[link]
you can find a comparison between 6 new compact cameras
just click on the word "introduction" to see every thing inside the test
:aww:
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Pandemic-Art Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Student Photographer
Canon powershot S80. Professional results in a compact form. My brother has one and the pictures turn out great. :)
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morphine-sucks0x Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
You can check out the Canon IXUS 95 IS :aww:
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XenoPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
;] SD750
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Anmaril Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Yap, i agree with *Wyrdling, I had a Canon Ixus 50, and it was a really good small camera.
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brittanycruickshank Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
I've been using one of the Nikon Coolpix one's. It's been really good for me. I'm pretty sure all the images in my gallery were taken with it, 'cause I've only just bought my dslr, so you can check them out if you want. It's a pretty solid camera!
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Wyrdling Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Canon IXUS 870 is what I have (besides my DSLR of course) and I really like it - it's nice and easy to bring with you when I don't want to drag along the big one and it takes pretty good pictures.
This have been taken with it (no post processing besides resizing): [link]
The main feature about this specific camera is that it's capable of taking wideangle pictures which is quite useful in a compact.
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Cracker-Offense Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
One of the Canon Powershot SD cameras.
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