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Help, trying to find a good camera!

by H-Mom / December 27, 2009 11:30 AM PST

I've had 3 digital cameras since 2002! I'm looking for one that will last a little longer than 2-3 years. I've only had Kodak's and am looking for something a little better.

I've recently purchased a Panasonic DMC-ZS1 and hate it!

I need a camera that does decent in low light situations. I'm looking at a middle of the road price range, between $150 - $300. I'd like a good zoom, and a good megapixel. Also a camera with easy to use software.

Does anyone have any good suggestions for those requirements in that price range?

Thanks in advance!

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Low Light
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / December 28, 2009 12:00 AM PST

The Achilles' heel of the small digital camera world continues to be poor performance in low light.

It is caused by the use of small CCD/CMOS sensors.
Small cameras have small sensors.
It is going to take a breakthrough in sensor technology before that changes.

There have been several efforts to improve the situation but so far, those efforts only help a little.
About 2 f/stops of improvement.

These cameras have some type of improvement to low light performance.

Canon G11 and S90
Fujifilm F200EXR, F70EXR and S200EXR
Panasonic LX3
Sony TX1 and WX1

They are priced from about $350 through $500

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You may try this
by brianken2 / December 30, 2009 2:20 AM PST

If you are looking for a good zoom and megapixels with easy to use, I would like to recomment some of Samsung cameras.
The recent models are ST550 (TL225) and ST1000.

ST550 has two LCDs, one on the front panel and the other one on the back.
ST1000 has GPS, Wi-fi and Blutooth features.

You will get the information easily from web.

If you need a site containing many user reviews about the camera, make a comment. I think leaving a link to websites is not allowed here.

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Thanks
by H-Mom / December 30, 2009 8:25 AM PST
In reply to: You may try this

Thanks for the reply! I went back to the camera store with tbe poor quality photos in hand. Even after looking at the pictures, the guy at the camera store told me I'm going to get that with every camera.

I've had 3 Kodak cameras in the past 7 years and never once had a problem with lighting or anything, AND I thought Kodak wasn't necessarily the best brand of Digital Camera out there.

I went with a Canon XS200 IS and so far the pictures look good, but I haven't downloaded them yet. Keeping my fingers crossed that this camera is better. Otherwise I might just go back to the Kodak's.

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