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point & shoot, 5 mp, swing out LCD, is there a camera....?

by mkaresh / April 9, 2006 4:24 PM PDT

I've had my mind settled on the canon a610, but after looking at it one more time I'm a little unsure of it's extra manual operations (which I most likely will never use) and the possibility of E18 error. There are simpler cameras out there with 5 megapixels, but I really like the swing out LCD (especially after trying out a Kodak Easyshare the last couple of days). This will be my first digicam. I'm not unintelligent, just not into tech stuff much!

Can anyone point me in a good direction here? Is there a site that will let you search based on feature (i.e. the swing out LCD)?

Thank you!

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(NT) (NT) oh, and I forgot to add... with quick response/short lag?nt
by mkaresh / April 9, 2006 4:33 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) and how 'bout decent video too? is my camera out there
by mkaresh / April 9, 2006 5:00 PM PDT
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Articulated LCD
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / April 10, 2006 12:51 AM PDT

There is one site that will let you search for features but not for articulated LCD:

Her is my list of digital cameras (old and new) with articulated LCDs and 5 meg or more:

Canon G6, A95, Pro 1, S2 IS, A610, A620
Fujifilm S9000
Kodak Easy Share 1 (4 meg)
Konica Minolta A2, A200
Nikon 5400, 8400, 8700, 8800
Olympus C-7070
Panasonic FZ30
Sony R1, M1, M2

Most of those cameras are $500 (and up), but super nice cameras.


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Buy the Canon A610
by Steves1030 / April 10, 2006 6:48 AM PDT

Buy the Canon A610 you will not be disappointed at all, o yeah get a 1GB SD memory card very cheap prices now on these cards. With this size card you will ample memory..Thid camera can take near perfect video. I have had three Canon's including the latest A610 and never had any problems... Buy the A610

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I recommend the Canon S2 IS
by mmantei / April 10, 2006 9:03 PM PDT

While a lieelt more expensive, I highly recommend the Canon S2 IS. The 4x optical zoom on the A610 is in my opinion a very limiting factor. The S2 IS with it's 12x optical zoom makes it a lot more functional. It is 5mp and has the swing out LCD. One thing it lacks that my previous camera had (a Canon G2) is a remote control. Other than that, I have found no negatives to the camera.

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Canon A95
by ArmaInvicta / April 11, 2006 7:02 AM PDT

this meets your requirements. Got this camera last year and have been very happy with its performance. The swingout LCD truly is a musthave.

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