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      01-09-2006, 08:10 PM   #1
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Calling digicam gurus

Hey fellas, I'm in the market for a new digicam. I'm no professional photographer, but just want something that i can take pics with at b-day parties, gatherings, etc... Basically I'm looking for the following:

Less than $400 OTD
Nice clear pics of course
Compact (Easy to carry in pocket)

I was thinking of the Sony DSC's or Casio.

Please help!!!!

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Canon SD450.
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I would agree with the above post. I have a Canon SD400 (the older version of the SD450). I have never been able to take such consistently clear photos until I bought this camera. This camera is amazingly small and very easy to use.

I would also recommend buying a 512mb SD card. At normal resolutions I can take a few hundred pictures with this inexpensive upgrade.
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SD500 under $400 now.......Best Buys/Staples
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Get the SD550. Wait for Dell to offer deals and you can get it for under $400. The last deal was $314.

Check out http://www.slickdeals.net
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I second Canon. I'm a graphic designer & I maintain a full array of pro photo gear and all of it is Canon. The other option is Nikon, and the reason I'd recommend these two companies is that their primary product is photographic equipment. ALL of their R&D goes into cameras, and more importantly LENS technology & you'll be benefiting even with the consumer level camera.

Also, I'd recommend COMPLETELY disregarding the whole notion of getting the camera with the most megapixels. You can get a kick-ass 4mp camera which will more than suit your needs for general photography. Larger megapixel cams are only necessary if you're going to be printing poster size images. If you're just going to be doing 5x7's or even 8x10's then a 4mp cam is an excellent (and much cheaper) way to go.

Try B&H Photo (bhphoto.com). They're very reputable & you may find a gem in their used camera dept.
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i have the canon sd500 and it is amazing. i highly recommend it.
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i have the canon sd500 and it is amazing. i highly recommend it.

Where do u suggest i can get the best deal on the sd500? is it pretty small? Can easily fit into my pocket??

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Canon SD450.
Actually any of the SD series Canon cameras are good. I have the cheap SD200 that I bought for just over $160 and it's superb. I took these photos and even made a video w/ that thing (and a trusty Mac).

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Actually any of the SD series Canon cameras are good. I have the cheap SD200 that I bought for just over $160 and it's superb. I took these photos and even made a video w/ that thing (and a trusty Mac).

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Wow, that is awesome. I am gonna get one of the Sd's for sure.
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Where do u suggest i can get the best deal on the sd500? is it pretty small? Can easily fit into my pocket??

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it's really small and will fit in a pocket. you can get the best deals at www.newegg.com
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