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Good Digital Camera?

Well I am in the market for a new digital camera. I like slim and sleek cameras with big lcd screens. I recently bought a digital camera and its great, but I am wanting something that will let me adjust the aperture/depth of view, so I can blur backgrounds and focus on what I want.

The only thing is I am not willing to spend more then 250$ and I don't want a big bulky Dslr, any suggestions?

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some problems

In reply to: Good Digital Camera?

There are a number of cameras with manual settings, but they are usually not skinny. Also, the larger the sensor=shallower DOF= blurry backgrounds. Since point and shoots have a small sensor, it's hard for you to blur the background and it won't be nearly as effective as a DSLR.

If you don't mind going to a compact, instead of ultra-compact, then look at the Canon A-series cameras.

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doesn't matter

In reply to: some problems

As I am more interested in getting a good picture with a nice blurred background, I am willing to sacrifice a little compact-ness. I just want something that will give me controls of a top of the line DSLR, but not as big. I am mainly concerned with controlling aperture and things like that.

I just can't afford a DSLR atm.

At most I am concerned with a big screen & decent video capabilities. (If good video capabilities is not possible, its not the end of the world.)

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