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HELP FAST

by gamecockinnc / March 22, 2007 2:00 AM PDT

I am so new to digital cameras....I had done my research awhile back and was going to purchase the Canon Powershot A540 or Canon A530.....since we are new to digital cameras and I admit not very "advanced" in this area I want easy, point and shoot...I will be using the camera for vacation, my children etc. (but I do not go over the top with picture's but take them) so want to keep battery power/type and memory card options in my wish list.

I do not want to spend more than say $250 and I also need a camera that is easy to use with the USB cable etc.

I want a good camera, solid but easy....we do not need a lot of fancy options at this point.....but I do need a camera now.

The problem is I do not live in a huge city so I went online to check the stores we have (Best Buy, Target, C. City etc.) and I did not see either of the Canon power shot cameras but now they have a whole new selection of Power shot camera's.....

Power Shot SD 630
Power Shot A550 and A560, A540, A550

I also thought about the Samsung Digimax and now they have 2 with a 6 mega pixel the S 550 and the S630.

I know if I walk into a store some sales person will sale me what they want now what is best for me.....

Can any one help me?

Please!

Thanks,
gamecockinnc

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Digital Cameras
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / March 22, 2007 7:01 AM PDT
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The Canon A550 is the same as the A530 except it has 7 megapixels and a better video rate.
The Canon A560 is the same as the A540 except it has a larger LCD.
Either one a good choice.

The Canon SD630 is the same as a SD600 except it has a larger LCD but no viewfinder. A good choice if you don't mind not having a viewfinder.

Samsung is trying to make inroads in the USA after leaving the USA market for a while. I don't feel they have caught up to their competition yet.

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thanks....saw the
by gamecockinnc / March 22, 2007 7:44 AM PDT
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Thank you....I did stop by Bbuy today and they had the Canon PS A540 and the guy (as expected :)....showed me the new Kodack. I do not have the model number in front of me. This is all new to me and I am not sure of how to go but the Can Power Shot seems to have a good rep. I just need s/t very user friendly.....

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Niikon and Sony
by Alexjhp / March 22, 2007 1:15 PM PDT
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Nikon's L series is pretty good.I had the L4 before i moved to the Olympus SP-550. The L series has expanded a lot lately sp ots worth looking into. The S series is more high end but if youre looking for special features and unique cameras you will find them in there.

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