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First Digital Camera. MAjor help. My first child coming soon

by KoS_Makenshi / November 16, 2008 2:17 PM PST

This will be my first digital camera. Will be using it to shoot photos of my first child Happy I dont know much about the better brands, models and stuff, but i do know a few things of what I am looking for.

Size: 1 inch or less thickness.(doesnt really need to be TOO compact)
MP: 8+ MP (7 MP debatable)
Price: Between $80 - $270 (or so)
Zoom: 4x +
Image Stablization: Yes (if possible within my budget & needs)

Also...SUPERIOR Near Professional Image quality with Automatic settings both indoors and outdoors, slightly more indoors. I know its impossible, but the best pics I can get with automatic settings would be great. Bright, vivid, crisp, sharp photos. I hate blur and noise

(Optional) Needs to be somewhat moments are quick.

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I recommend a Canon Powershot. Fast, easy to use, and takes
by magicnmystery / November 16, 2008 11:10 PM PST

great pics

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First Child
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 16, 2008 11:11 PM PST

Take a look at the Canon "SD" series of cameras and the Sony "W" series of cameras.

Most are in your price range and they produce sharp photos.


With a newborn, it is advisable to NOT use the flash when their eyes are open. Not a difficult restriction since most newborns have their eyes closed most of the time anyway.

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Any specific digital camera?
by KoS_Makenshi / November 17, 2008 11:46 AM PST
In reply to: First Child

Any specific Canon Powershot, or Sony Cybershot?

Heres a couple Ive been looking at.
Canon PowerShot SD880 IS
Canon PowerShot SD870 IS
Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS

Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T100
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T77
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W80
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W150
Fujifilm FinePix F50fd
because I heard somewhere larger image sensor size means better quality pictures.....

Top 3 between these??? Idk... I agree with the comment about flash and the baby....Which camera is best for indoor, no flash pics? I hate noise, and blur ~_~

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Uggghhh CORRECTION.....
by KoS_Makenshi / November 17, 2008 11:50 AM PST

The wife just slashed my budget to $200 no more.... -_-

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Digital Camera
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / November 18, 2008 12:07 AM PST

If you use a tripod to steady the camera, most any small camera will work well in low light without a flash.

That is because you need to keep the ISO setting low to prevent noise.
That requires that you use a slow shutter speed to get enough light into the camera.

A camera that you can hand hold in low light will cost over $700/$800.

Which of the point and shoot cameras will work best in low light?
Any difference will be too small to be helpful.

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