Hello, and welcome to CNET's live chat about compact digital cameras. I'm Phil Ryan and I'll be taking your questions for the next hour. If you want to ask a question, please use the box on the right hand side of the page. If your question doesn't show up after you submit it, or if it looks strange and garbled, try refreshing your browser and that should (hopefully) solve the problem. Newer answers appear at the top, so if you want to read through from the beginning of this chat, start the from the bottom and work your way up.
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Snapshot cameras live chat event with CNET senior editor Phil Ryan starts Thursday September 6th at 11 a.m. to noon Pacific / 2 p.m to 3 p.m Eastern. Where Phil will be answering your questions on snapshot cameras, ranging from buying advice, to explanations of features, to shooting tips. Get your digital camera questions ready and see you at the event!
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