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Help choosing a new camera

by patbollin / August 4, 2006 8:45 AM PDT

Hello, I have been looking for a digital camera for quite a while.
I have narrowed it down to a relatively lareg list

Canon
1. SD600
2. A620

Panasonic
1. DMC-FX01
2. DMC-FX07 (not yet released)

Fuji
1. F30

Sony
1. DSC-T9
2. DSC-T30
3. DSC-W70

Casio
1. EX-Z850

My budget is $350 and I want to use it in a variety of situations as I will be taking it to college with me. I don't plan on using it for video, but I guess I am most concerned with one that is very small and has great image quality. Any recommendations from the list above? Thanks!!!!

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by snapshot2 Forum moderator / August 5, 2006 12:15 AM PDT

Your list of cameras is just about the cream of the crop for that price range.

Here is a look at the specifications side-by-side:
The Panasonic FX07 is not included because it is not in their data-base yet.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=canon_a620%2Ccanon_sd600%2Ccasio_exz850%2Cfuji_finepixf30%2Cpanasonic_dmcfx01%2Csony_dsct9%2Csony_dsct30%2Csony_dscw70&show=all

Any of the cameras will do, but you need to review your needs and eliminate a few from the list.

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by patbollin / August 5, 2006 5:30 AM PDT
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After looking at your link, which I thank you very much for, I have decided on the Casio EX-Z850. I wanted a viewfinder, which is somehting the other choices didnt have. Though it lacks image stabilization, an option that made the Panasonic's and Sony DSC-T9 very likeable, I think that it is the best overall value. If only they still have the EX-Z750 for a lower price. That seems to be the hottest compact out there.

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