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John P Mulgrew
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p.1 #1 · Best P&S for under $200.00


A friend asked me this question but I have no idea. She has twins that are around 19 months so she wants a camera that takes nice images.


Jan 14, 2013 at 06:28 PM
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p.1 #2 · Best P&S for under $200.00


I'd say a used S90 or S95, esp. if she's willing to post-process.


Jan 14, 2013 at 06:40 PM
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p.1 #3 · Best P&S for under $200.00


No something simple hahahahaha no post processing.


Jan 14, 2013 at 06:41 PM
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p.1 #4 · Best P&S for under $200.00


Used G10. A friend of mine just bought a G12 in mint shape for $275 if she wants to spend a little more.


Jan 14, 2013 at 07:10 PM
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p.1 #5 · Best P&S for under $200.00



For jpgs, maybe an sx260 or s95. Both are nice p&s cameras, but neither will focus fast enough to suit her so she will be asking for dslr recommendations in a year.



Jan 14, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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p.1 #6 · Best P&S for under $200.00


Best p&s under $200? iPhone or what ever smart phone is already in your pocket. Seriously none of the other ps models out there at that price will be any better (in fact most are decidedly worse) and if this is the budget your friend may as well have the best ps that also posts to Facebook and emails her family with the simple touch of a screen.


Jan 14, 2013 at 10:43 PM
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p.1 #7 · Best P&S for under $200.00


Canon Powershot SX160? Has some decent reviews. She has an iPhone 4, my old one She's just going to take pics of her two and will not work on the images, straight from camera. It's on sale for $169 right now

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Jan 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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p.1 #8 · Best P&S for under $200.00


Many options for a "used" camera. However, I recommend mFT although not P&S because it AFs faster. I bought my Olympus Pen (EPL2) with kit lens for around $200 used. EPM1 focuses even faster for similar price. Olympus JPEG is good enough


Jan 14, 2013 at 10:46 PM
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p.1 #9 · Best P&S for under $200.00


She only wants a P&S, has to be small but thanks for the other info


Jan 14, 2013 at 10:50 PM
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p.1 #10 · Best P&S for under $200.00


PowerShot SX260 HS. It's the same size as an iPhone but thicker so it meets the compact requirement. It performs very nicely, especially as an all-around, do-everything p&s camera, and its 25-500mm zoom helps immensely. It's not particularly fast but the IS works very well and compensates for the slower lens. The pictures are of very good quality through ISO 800 but still look good at ISO 1600, which isn't something that could be said of p&s cameras just a few years ago. While the G and S models definitely have better lenses (I swear by my G15) they don't have anywhere close to the reach of the 260. I have one of them as well as my G15 and love using it when I want a longer focal range. Plus, they're selling for $199 at Target and BestBuy! It's really a very nice camera that has a high build quality and should stand up to lots of heavy use-it's of metal construction and feels sturdy and solid.

Andy



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p.1 #11 · Best P&S for under $200.00


A friend lent me his sx260 recently and I was very impressed! If you can get one for $199, that would be a steal.


Jan 15, 2013 at 04:08 PM
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p.1 #12 · Best P&S for under $200.00



They were well under that, new, over the holidays. They are back up around that now I think.



Jan 15, 2013 at 04:40 PM
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p.1 #13 · Best P&S for under $200.00


I will add my recommendation for the SX260 Walmart and Sears both have them for $229 in store. That is the best price available at the moment. A Canon refurbished unit is $209, not a good deal considering shipping and taxes.

I've recommended this camera to 3 other friends with the same requirements as your young mom and they've all been very pleased with their purchase.



Jan 15, 2013 at 04:58 PM
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p.1 #14 · Best P&S for under $200.00


Best Buy and Staples also have them for $229.00.



Jan 15, 2013 at 05:04 PM
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p.1 #15 · Best P&S for under $200.00


I recommend a Canon S95. I had one and was really impressed with the IQ and versatility, functions, etc. Can't go wrong....


Jan 15, 2013 at 05:06 PM
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p.1 #16 · Best P&S for under $200.00


Kell wrote:
I recommend a Canon S95. I had one and was really impressed with the IQ and versatility, functions, etc. Can't go wrong....

Is it under $200 Kell?



Jan 15, 2013 at 05:16 PM
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p.1 #17 · Best P&S for under $200.00


I've seen the S100 on Amazon going for $175 to $225 many times these past couple months. The thing about Amazon is they ride the price up and down, sometimes daily, so you got to check regularly and buy when low. I almost bought one but bought a Panasonic 14 F2.5 instead when it hit $200 (for my E-P3).


Jan 15, 2013 at 05:39 PM
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All the compact prices were very low over the holidays. They seem to be be back up. If past history is prologue, they'll stay that way for a while (at least on new gear).



Jan 15, 2013 at 06:31 PM
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p.1 #19 · Best P&S for under $200.00


I Phone...


Jan 15, 2013 at 06:33 PM
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p.1 #20 · Best P&S for under $200.00


Used S90 -S100 will do everything see needs in a pocketable package. Nice IQ in P mode (jpeg). I've blown an image up to 8x10 and had them look fine. Tough, easy to use, and essentially sealed (when off). An important consideration with ~2 year olds.

Robert

(BTW a camera that actually focuses fast enough to capture a 2 year old in action in low light probably approaches a 1Dx Believe me, those little rascals can scoot!)



Jan 15, 2013 at 06:37 PM
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