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Help, I need a camera that does it all and is compact

I would like a small camera that is easy to slide into a pocket, one that will do as much video as I have SDHC card or battery. One that has a AA or rechargeable AA batteries. What I am finding is that I don't plan ahead very well. I don't bring the camera with when I should. So....my poor kids have about 4 years where there is hardly any pictures or video of them. I would like the camera to do video, because let's face it if it doesn't there will only be pictures of them and no video. I want it to be able to do AA batteries because if it doesn't I won't remember to charge it. Yeah, I know come on....well...I am a busy woman. I want it all or the kids are going to have pictures or video. Money is not a big issue, as if it will do what I want it to do - that would be worth it for me. I also have been burned with buying the first camera that does a particular feature and it was broke within the year.

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Hmm...

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If you can get me Aladdin's lamp, I may be able to help you.

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Digital Camera

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Can't have it all

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No camera can shoot video for the entire capacity of the SDHC card (unles the card is under 4GB) because of the FAT32 file system.

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Another alternative ?

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Canon S90 has served me well so far. It's easy to use and superb image quality with video capability, only not that HD definition. The camera do quite well in the low light circumstance along with its bright lense. The only matter is that you'll need a few extra batteries for the camera if you'll shoot a lot of video and pictures. Try it out. Good luck.

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