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Ultracompact (under 1" thick) for indoor use with flash?

I'm looking for a camera mainly to use for group shots with friends when I'm out at restaurants, bars, etc. Most pictures will be indoor with a flash. I know ultracompacts tend to have lame flashes, but I definitely want an ultracompact under 1 inch thick. Do any of them take decent indoor pictures with flash?

I've read good things about the Fuji Finepix F30, but it is too thick for me.

Some models I've been looking at:

Canon Powershot SD1000 (though I don't like the boxy edges)
Canon PowerShot SD750
Casio Exilim Z75
Sony DSC-T100
Sony DSC-W90

Budget - Looking in the $200 - $350 range

Size - Very important. I want to be able to put it in my pocket and not have it be noticeable. I'm looking for something under 1 inch thick with rounded edges.

Features - Don't need a lot of manual settings.

General Usage - Won't generally be making big prints.

THANKS IN ADVANCE!

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Reply or new thread?

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That has nothing to do with my question. Did you mean to post this as a new thread?

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Sorry. Sure did. I could have sworn I clicked that. I wish you well.

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exlim s770

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I have the casio exlim s770 and love it. It is very small and performs very well indoors. It is great for taking pics of people.

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Ultra thin compact

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Here are the specifications for the cameras you mentioned:

Canon SD1000 and SD750 - 11.4 feet
Casio Z75 - 10.8 feet
Sony T100 - 12.1 feet
Sony W80 - 10.8 feet

Those are the maximum distance the subject should be from the camera, while using no zoom.

If you are using some zoom, the distances will be much shorter.

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2 More Possibilities

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Casio Exilim EX-S770
Sony Cybershot DSCW55

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Casio S770 - 12.8 feet
Sony W55 - 12.7 feet

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Casio

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If you want he thinnest camera Casio definitely has a lot of the thinnest cameras but as for their flash I just dont know.

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Found It

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For anyone else who might benefit from this, I finally found what seems to be the best camera that matches my criteria:

The Fujifilm Finepix F40fd. It's 0.9" and seems to have the best picture quality (both with & without flash) in a camera under 1" thick.

Best price I found from a reputable seller (via resellerratings) was $235 from profeel.com

Info:
http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/fuji/finepix_f40fd-review/index.shtml
http://www.megapixel.net/reviews/fuji-f40/f40-gen.php
http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/fujifilm-finepix-f40fd/4505-6501_7-32343637.html

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Flash & dig cams

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hey just to let you know, i am totally in the same situation as you. im not a camera afficianado, nor do i plan to be. i dont know anything about manual controls either. i want a tiny camera that will fit in a pocket and i can take out to bars. want to spend around 300 or less.

looking at canon sd750 or sony w80 or t20

the exilims are super tiny, but i have heard from many friends that for whatever reason, the flash is awful. hope that helps

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