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Digital camera recommendation

Hi,
I am thinking of buying a new digital camera that can shoot stills and video.

I am currently reviewing the following -

(1) Sony Cybershot PSC-HX5V
(2) Sony Cybershot DSC-TX7
(3) Cannon Powershot SX210IS

Any pointers, tips, suggestion or recommendation on the above models will help me make a decision.

Thanks in advance for your help.
Mani

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Comparison

Here is a comparison of specifications:

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp

Notice the red stars on the chart, that is the rating given by owners of the cameras.
Right under the red stars is a link to what owners have to say about their cameras.

Read them all.

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My 2 Cents

I own a Nikon D80 that I use primarily, but I found that because it was fairly bulky I would not take it with me very often. It also doesn't have the ability to shoot video, which can be handy. I purchased a Canon Powershot SX210IS and could not be happier. For portraits and stock photography I still use the D80, but for going anywhere or just quick pictures I grab the sx210is. I personally have never used the two Sony cameras mentioned.

I really did not think I would use the video mode very often, since we have a dedicated video camera, but I have found that I use it as much if not more than taking stills. The quality of video is good and it is so quick and easy to use that I find myself grabbing it quite often, specially when the little ones are doing something funny. I usually take short little clips and then use photoshop elements to combine and burn to a single DVD.

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