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Looking for digital camera for teenager

by tclarno / September 24, 2010 12:51 PM PDT

I am looking for a new digital camera for my daughter(19). I don't want to spend more than $300. A couple of the features I think she would like are Samsung's dual screen, she loves to take pics of herself and friends; the new 3D panoramic sweep camera; and I know there are a few cameras with swivel lcd screens as well. Nothing complicated, she will make some minor adjustments, but that's it. She does like to make video clips and uploads to the computer so removable media is also liked. She does care about clarity and quality and takes moving shots so I think I would also need something that doesn't lag between pics, 6 seconds to get ready for a picture is too long. Thanks so much for everyone's knowledge.

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Sounds like the Samsung to me
by PistonCupChampion / September 24, 2010 1:53 PM PDT

The TL225 gets good reviews, and has all the features you're looking for, save for the panoramic mode. It's also faster performance-wise, compared to most compacts. Here's the most detailed review I've seen; the site gives it their editor's choice award ("Dave's Picks"):

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by tclarno / September 25, 2010 2:00 AM PDT

Samsung has 2 new models and I can't find much about them; the ST100 and the ST600. Aside from the pixel count I couldn't find much different, any thoughts on the new ones? Thanks again.

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New = More Expensive
by PistonCupChampion / September 25, 2010 4:01 AM PDT
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Unless you've got to have the latest thing, it's not worth spending more money. I highly doubt they would take better photos. From a quick glance at the features, it looks like you get some extra gadgety gimmicks, like Jump Shot, and a gesture driven touchscreen interface (which I read in a review of another Samsung camera as "odd.") The ST100 has an internal zoom lens (it doesn't protrude out of the camera when you turn it on), so it's even more pocketable.

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