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Decent Pocket Cam Under $100?

by GigabyteGeek / February 11, 2012 3:57 AM PST

Hey all! I carry my pro dslr with me everywhere just so I have something to snap pics and I'm so tired of that. It's big and bulky and I want to reserve it for actual shoots.

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Basic Camera
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / February 11, 2012 10:30 AM PST
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by GigabyteGeek / February 28, 2012 11:30 PM PST
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I'll take a look at it Happy

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by GigabyteGeek / February 28, 2012 11:55 PM PST
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I looked, that's one of the cameras I was already checking out and I'm hearing a lot about it being poor quality with the pictures and with the way it's actually built (way too many people talking about pieces falling off of it within the first month).

I'm looking more towards the pocket cameras in the $130 range. Do you know anything about the Sony Cybershot DSC-W530 and Panasonic DMC-FH25K?

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Sony W530 - Panasonic FH25
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / February 29, 2012 5:52 AM PST
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Both cameras get good customer reviews.
The Sony can be found for less money than the Panasonic.

The big name reviewers seldom review digital cameras in this price range.
I could not find any large sample photos from either camera.
But, customers seem to be satisfied with the image quality.

The FH25 has a 16meg sensor which makes me want to see a sample photo.
Typically, 16meg sensors produce more noise and the camera makers are more aggressive with the noise removal firmware which results in loss of fine detail.

I find that people who own DSLR cameras are very critical when selecting a point-and-shoot camera.
They expect too much from a camera that cost so little.
These small cameras do very well on bright sunny days, but very few of them can take good pictures in low light.

DSLR owners seem to be satisfied with the Canon S95 or S100.
But those cost around $400.


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