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good compact camera for low light + manual capabilities?

by finderskeepers / December 13, 2006 6:13 AM PST

Hey everyone,
Ive been doing research to find a mid-range compact digital camera that is all round good, but especially good in low light, AND has some manual settings. (5-6 MP +)

I want it to replace my old camera, a Canon PowerShot S400 digital ELPH.

It seems that Canons are best for what I want, but I DO NOT WANT A CANON. my old camera died thanks to the classic canon-error problem, and I do not trust Canon digital cameras anymore.

So, any suggestions, or perhaps reassurance regarding Canons?

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Fujifilm F30
by pdxmatts / December 13, 2006 6:30 AM PST
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any other options?
by finderskeepers / December 13, 2006 10:14 AM PST
In reply to: Fujifilm F30

Any other options that are a bit cheaper? Or is what Im looking for impossible if you go any cheaper?

Argh! Im just so nervous about losing a big chunk of $$ on a camera that will only last 1 - 2 years..

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Canon A540
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 13, 2006 11:03 AM PST
In reply to: any other options?

Ultra compact camera with manual controls will cost from $250 and up.

For a camera just a wee bit bigger, check out the Canon A540.
It sells for under $200. It has manual controls and takes good photos.
Its low light performance is marginal, like all other small cameras.
The F30 is the only real choice for a small cameras used in low light.

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cost
by pdxmatts / December 13, 2006 12:51 PM PST
In reply to: Canon A540

If you go to the cnet review of the F30, you can see who is selling the camera the cheapest. I believe you can get it for around 269.00 and then get a 50.00 rebate making the camera around 210.00. That is excellent for this camera.

The Canon A540 is a good choice too!

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