Just basing it on image quality:
Sony T300, dpreview says:
"In pure image quality terms, the T300 is a little bit disappointing and looks ominously like the herald of a season of disappointing cameras."
Canon SD870IS, dpreview says:
"produces good, sharp, well exposed results in a wide range of shooting conditions, something you simply can't say about a lot of competitors."
I could only find one review of the Nikon S52c and the image quality wasn't that great.
The thing is, the highest price ultra compacts aren't necessarily the best for image quality. They are packed with features and high on megapixels. For the Sony, you would get better image quality with the W170. The Nikon you're looking at comes with WI-FI, so you're paying extra for that. Find out which features are important to you and that will keep you from paying too much for a camera that is packed with features that you'll never use.
I am in the market for a digital camera. I am currently looking at 3 point and shoot models:
Sony T300, Canon 870IS, and Nikon 52C. Can you let me know which one would produce the best images?
Reading through the forum, I am also a bit tempted at some mega zoom cameras like the
G9 or Nikon p80?
Any help would be appreciated.