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    Digital camera recommendations?

    Argh...So my mom's birthday is tomorrow. She wants a new digital camera. My dad, brother, and I are going to split the cost, but they want me to pick it out because I know more about cameras and I have an Office Max in my town. ()

    Right now, my parents have a 3.2 MP Canon PowerShot A520 (I think). I thought a good choice for a new camera would be a PowerShot A720 IS ($229), since she would be familiar with the features and it's such a sweet camera. But both Office Max and Walmart are sold out of those right now and can't get any more in by tomorrow.

    I looked at all the other cameras available, and it seems the only choices are ultra compacts with only like 3x optical zoom. My parents always keep the camera in its case when they take it somewhere, so I really don't think they need an ultra compact. Besides, she said she wanted one with kinda big buttons. These cameras have the tiniest little buttons that even I think are hard to use.

    Another camera I thought could be a possibility is the Canon PowerShot SX100 IS ($299). This camera looks really nice, 10x optical zoom, and lots of features (yet is easy to use). But at 299 bones, it is a bit more than I really wanted to spend (about 200, maybe a little over).

    I'm trying to get in touch with my brother to get his opinion, but he won't answer my calls. Help me decide...ultra compact or nice expensive camera?

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    go with something compact that she can fit easily in a purse. trust me. my sister, mother, & lady friends all love the small camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3MTA3 View Post
    go with something compact that she can fit easily in a purse. trust me. my sister, mother, & lady friends all love the small camera.
    Thing is for the same features the compact will cost more. The Canon A series cameras are great all around values. Are there no other places to find the model you want?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikeWNC View Post
    Thing is for the same features the compact will cost more. The Canon A series cameras are great all around values. Are there no other places to find the model you want?
    Just Walmart and Office Max, both sold out of the A series.

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    Well if you need it bt tomorrow, your options are limited. Check out Amazon.com. Maybe you can still get next day delivery but you would have to hurry.

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    get the best canon you can afford.

    btw - sometimes it's worth the wait.

    if you find a better camera for the same price on the internet, print out a pic w/specs and wrap that up.
    Last edited by botto; 02-08-08 at 06:03 PM.

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    Ended up getting the A720 from Amazon and having it shipped overnight.

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    Nikon d40 kits are going on ebay for 300ish used and new. Just sayin.

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    It looks like he already ordered a it.
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    Please dont outsmart the censor. That is a very expensive censor and every time one of you guys outsmart it it makes someone at the home office feel bad. We dont wanna do that. So dont cleverly disguise bad words.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pheard View Post
    Nikon d40 kits are going on ebay for 300ish used and new. Just sayin.
    The camera is for my parents. I don't think they want a dslr. Me, on the other hand...

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    Everyone wants a Dslr, they just don't know they need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taerom View Post
    Ended up getting the A720 from Amazon and having it shipped overnight.
    In general, Canon's lower-end offerings are a surprisingly good value, and are high-quality items with a lot of features. I just destroyed my A570IS, but I think I'll be getting another to replace it.

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    If you haven't already decided, I'm a big fan of the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX series. I have the FX12.

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