View Full Version : Advice-small digital camera with lots of features
11-25-2006, 11:17 AM
I own a Digital Rebel and a Casio 6 MP camera which I love. It's so small and lightweight.
But, I'm looking to buy a small, lightweight digital for my dd and sil for Christmas. I want one with almost no shutter lag, the ability to take some continutous action shots, at least 6 MP, lots of features, and not over $300 - $320. I'm looking at the Casios and the Canon Elph 630 or 700. But there may be others out there that are better.
I'd love your suggestions.
11-25-2006, 12:42 PM
I had a canon Elph. Most people like theirs, but I didn't. I actually hated mine, the quality was bad. It was small and lightwight and that was the whole reason I really wanted it. Then my son had it and was spinning and hit the wall and the lcd broke on it.
I really have liked the sony cameras that I have had in the past! The quality has always been great & they hold up very well. I am hard on equipment and drop things, like my cameras and they have held up.
I probably just had a bad experience with my canon elph considering the reviews I read and by other people's experience with them have been good. It's all about preference!
You could also check dpreview for reviews on the different cameras!
11-25-2006, 04:49 PM
Well, I'm one of those that love the Canon Elph! :) Mine takes great pictures, except when I goof up with the settings. I've had it for almost 2 years though so it is not the model you are looking at and there is some shutter lag which I am now noticing when I'm trying to catch my grandson smiling. But it fits in the smallest purse or pocket!
11-26-2006, 03:40 PM
I was just at the local camera shop looking for one for my mom and step-dad. There is a Canon 6 mp Cybershot that runs around $400 that has all the bells and whistles you can ever dream of. The memory sticks are separate and there is one that is about $45 for a 512 mb stick.
If you do look into the Sony Cybershot, keep in mind that Canon makes several different versions that are 6 mp and they range in price from $149 up to $400 plus.
11-27-2006, 02:51 AM
My elph is **old** (only 4 mp-- gasp!) But I love it too. Great pics, so easy to use. And the best part is I can literally bring it everywhere. I have a Canon 35mm, that almost never gets used anymore.
There is another that I saw that was "dropproof" and water proof, but I can't remember who made it. Olympus maybe?
11-27-2006, 04:25 AM
i just bought a canon easyshare z612 off of ebay. i went for one that listed alot of extras - extra batteries, blah blah blah -
but you can pick up the camera itself over at ebay under $300 --
i checked out several things including this website - this guy comes highly recommended
he breaks down price catagories and then pixal catagories
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