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Please, help me to pick a compact digital camera!

by jborska / April 1, 2012 2:20 AM PDT

Please could you advise me about compact digital camera for 130 - 280 USD?

I mind these parameters: short shutter lag (fast focus), long battery life - min. 300 minutes, max. 210 grams camera total weight, wide angle at least 25 mm, good optical zoom - min. 5x, HD video, good low light shooting, if possible automatic rotation of vertical pictures (so that I do not have to rotate them in PC), and about 3 inches display, but I do not like touch screen controls.

Please can you recommend me any camera for me? Thank you very much!!!

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 1, 2012 4:08 AM PDT

They seldom measure battery life in minutes.
It is usually measured in number of photos captured.
Very thin cameras have very thin batteries which can barely take 100 photos
Small cameras around 200.
Large cameras around 350.
DSLR cameras usually better than 500.

Camera weight and battery size go hand in hand.
210 grams will have to be a small camera, which will have a small battery.

A good wide angle lens (25 mm) can not be found on a camera under $250.
A low cost wide angle lens will be soft (not sharp) on the left and right sides of the pictures.

Good low light performance can be found on very few small cameras.
The price of those few cameras is between $370 and $500.

I don't think there is a digital camera available that meets your needs.

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Sony WX10
by PistonCupChampion / April 1, 2012 8:54 AM PDT
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by brw_charles / April 1, 2012 2:58 PM PDT

In my opinion Panasonic AG-HPX171E Digital Camera is good one for you.Consider it while taking your final decision.

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Sounds Like An April Fools Joke.
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 1, 2012 11:37 PM PDT
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by kellywilliams0448 / April 2, 2012 12:24 PM PDT

If you are interested in any brand name then I will suggest you purchase the Sony Cyber digital Camera.

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