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Suggestions for great pocektalbe camera..

Well finally going to get a good pocket sized camera. Going to be using while going out with friends in either dim restaurants, nightclubs, or even mid day events.

I am really thinking about the Canon SD 800 IS

Love the IS feature and the megapixels are good enough if I wanted to do some basic retouch in PShop.

What do you guys think?

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Canon SD800IS

In reply to: Suggestions for great pocektalbe camera..

Good choice.

As long as you plan to use flash in the dim restaurants and nightclubs.

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intresting

In reply to: Canon SD800IS

I didn't think there was a compact that could handle those shots without a flash used or at least without getting blurry pics.

I have tried all those sony ultra slim cameras the t-7 or whatever it was. I got so-so pics and they require a very steady hand.

Thanks for the reply.

-Jon

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Nikon S2

In reply to: intresting

I have a nikon S2 and its the same way, the flash is just to small to really project any kind of a distance.

If your shooting somthing about 5-6 feet away it looks great but any further and the light from the flash just diminishes bad.

Today i got in a minolta E50 and ill have to say its not so with this one. So far all 3 minolta camera i have seem to use the light better then any other camera ive used so far. The shutter is timmed better or somthing but this little camera can really take good low light shots. I have the E50, and older S304 and an HP 805 wich i believe is a minolta or who ever makes minolta cameras?

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You misunderstood my answer.

In reply to: intresting

I said, the camera would do the job IF you used flash.

I did not say it would do the job...without...flash.

Using that camera in a dim restaurant, pub, nightclub, etc without flash will result in blurred photos unless you use a tripod to support the camera.

The only camera that would do well under the conditions you described is a DSLR (digital single lens reflex) camera.
But they are large cameras and hardly something you would carry around for casual photos.

The only small cameras that perform pretty well in low light are:

Fujifilm F30, F20, F31fd, and F40fd

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I got ya

In reply to: You misunderstood my answer.

Yea I got you the first time. I look back and see that I replied in an odd manner. Thought you knew of another compact that could do well w/o flash.

Thanks for your help Snapshot and others. Seems like the 800 got good reviews from most owners expect for a few bad reviews. Think I'll be going with this camera.

Thanks much

-Jon

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