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Recommendation for Point n Shoot camera?

Postby Cinde » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:05 pm

I am currently using a digital point and shoot Olympus Camedia C-60 Zoom camera. This is the only digital camera I have used, therefore have nothing to compare it to. My major dislikes for this camera: (a) it is very difficult to remove the battery for charging (b) poor quality of photos taken in low light. I use my camera both indoors and outdoors, mainly for vacations, family gatherings, landscapes and occasional close ups.

I am ready to replace the Olympus Camedia. I am not interested in a DSLR.

I have been looking at reviews for the Sony Cyber-Shot DSC RX100, but when I start looking at reviews for other cameras my “brain fog” kicks in (results of a long ago brain injury sustained in an auto accident). Even when I do a spread sheet of comparisons, I still can't comprehend things well enough to make a decision.

So here I am, asking my friends for recommendations.
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Re: Recommendation for Point n Shoot camera?

Postby Steve Grisetti » Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:10 pm

If you're looking for a nice point-and-shoot can't go wrong with a Canon or Sony. Just find something that fits in your purse or pocket and has a nice zoom lens.
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Re: Recommendation for Point n Shoot camera?

Postby sidd finch » Tue Nov 24, 2015 1:31 pm

In addition to what Steve said, CNET.com has some nice comparisons based on categories, price point etc. They also use a Good, Bad, Summary to list the main points.

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Re: Recommendation for Point n Shoot camera?

Postby Bob » Tue Nov 24, 2015 2:03 pm

Here's a comprehensive review of the Sony Cybershot which includes some comparisons. That's a pretty nice point and shoot. The sensor is much larger than many of the competitors which, along with the faster lens, should give you much better low light shots than you have been getting.
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Re: Recommendation for Point n Shoot camera?

Postby John 'twosheds' McDonald » Tue Nov 24, 2015 3:29 pm

...or keep the money in your pocket and just use your smartphone if you have one. Saves carrying two devices.

My Samsung S4 has "come to my rescue" many times when I have had neither my video nor still camera with me and the results from the S4 are perfectly acceptable.
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Re: Recommendation for Point n Shoot camera?

Postby momoffduty » Tue Nov 24, 2015 5:07 pm

I have the Sony RX100 iii and love it. It has a nice Zeus 2.8 lens. Great photos and video and shoots RAW. The RX100 iv is the newest version.
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Re: Recommendation for Point n Shoot camera?

Postby Cinde » Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:33 am

Thanks everyone, you have been very helpful.
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Re: Recommendation for Point n Shoot camera?

Postby Chuck Engels » Wed Nov 25, 2015 11:17 am

Hi Cinde !! How are you doing? :exc: Glad to see you hanging around the old place :TU:
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Re: Recommendation for Point n Shoot camera?

Postby _Paz_ » Thu Nov 26, 2015 9:09 am

I'm sure you've come to the right place... sorry I have nothing to add except, good to see you here, Cinde!
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Re: Recommendation for Point n Shoot camera?

Postby debbie » Mon Dec 07, 2015 11:29 am

Budget?
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