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PLEASE help me!

Hi! I'm so thrilled to have found this site. I'm wondering if anyone can offer any advice. I'm looking for a camera with 5+ MP and at least 8 optical zoom. I'd like it to be as small as possible, which I know is hard to find! If anyone knows of a camera like this please let me know. We are about to have a baby and I want a nice digital camera, good zoom and compact. Thanks so much!
Stacy

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8X Optical Zoom

In reply to: PLEASE help me!

I don't know of any camera with 8X optical zoom, but how about 10X optical zoom and small.

Nikon has the S10 which is a replacement for the older S4.

Here is the press release on the S10:

http://www.dpreview.com/news/0608/06082411nikons10.asp

The very last line in the specifications list shows the camera size in millimeters and inches.

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8xoptical

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Thanks for the info, however, I'm not thrilled with the looks of this camera....any other options or ideas?

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Small Camera - Big Zoom

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Those four words just don't go together.
The Nikon is the only such camera.

If you can do with a 6X optical zoom, the Canon A700 is a good choice.
It is a small size and takes excellent photos.

For larger zoom cameras you will almost have to go to 12X zoom.
These may be a bit too big.

Those include the Canon S2 IS, S3 IS and Sony H2.

Here is a comparison of the camera I mentioned.
The physical size and weight will be at the bottom of the specifications list.

http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/compare_post.asp?method=sidebyside&cameras=canon_a700%2Ccanon_s2is%2Ccanon_s3is%2Csony_dsch2&show=all

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How about these?

In reply to: Small Camera - Big Zoom

A really good small camera is the Canon SD600 and it is not that expensive. If you want Image stabilization and 4x zoom, the SD700 IS gets great reviews but is alittle more on the pocketbook.

I am having trouble deciding between the SD700 IS and the Fujifilm F30. Read the revies on C-net to help you decide. If you just want to point and shoot auto pics with no fuss with manual controls, then the Canon is a good choice. Hope this helps.

P.S. If you have a costco card, they sell all the cameras that I have mentioned at a good price compared to all the retail stores.

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