Recommendations for very small digital camera?

Discussion in 'Photography' started by eb7g, Jan 2, 2006.

  1. eb7g

    eb7g Guest

    Hi there,

    I'm looking for a very small digital camera, 3 MP or higher, that will
    fit into my front pant pocket so I can take it around with me. A good
    quality camera, with low shutter lag. I used my friends Sony (but can't
    remember what model number) before and it was good.

    It doesn't have to be new. Can anyone suggest some camera and I'll try
    to get it from ebay?
    thanks

     
    eb7g, Jan 2, 2006
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. eb7g

    Doug Robbins Guest

    Is that a digicam in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
     
    Doug Robbins, Jan 2, 2006
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. eb7g

    editor Guest

    Pentax Optio S. TINY - so small it will fit in Altoids tin!
    35-105mm (equiv.) zoom lens. Low shutter lag.

    No $4 to park! No $6 admission! http://www.INTERNET-GUN-SHOW.com
     
    editor, Jan 2, 2006
    #3
  4. eb7g

    dj_nme Guest

    Dpreview.com has a "buyers guide" page which seem to be pretty good for
    selecting cameras that they've reviewed by selecting the features that
    you want.
     
    dj_nme, Jan 2, 2006
    #4
  5. eb7g

    Carole Guest

    I have a Nikon Coolpix 3200 and it takes great pictures, and fits in a
    pocket. And it has a zoom 38-115mm. I got it for the same reason you are
    looking for one - I wanted something that I could have with me all the time.

    Carole
     
    Carole, Jan 2, 2006
    #5
  6. eb7g

    Dragonback Guest

    I really like to Canon SD550. I bought one for my son for Christmas. 7.0 MP,
    3x optical Z and fits easily in a front pocket. I
    I've used digital pretty much since it came out so there's a small amount of
    experience there.

    Canon FTB
    Canon AE-1
    Canon T-90

    Nikon 900
    NIkon 950
    Nikon 5700
    Nikon 8700
    Nikon D70s and a Canon S410 for PS

    Scott
     
    Dragonback, Jan 2, 2006
    #6
  7. eb7g

    Stewy Guest

    Take a look at the Fuji F440, F450 or the F455. All are the same size,
    feel pretty rugged but fit easily in the pocket.
     
    Stewy, Jan 2, 2006
    #7
  8. eb7g

    Skip M Guest

    Casio makes some of the smallest cameras out there, I just got an Exilim
    EX-Z50 that's pretty small with a 5mp sensor, the EX-Z750 is a little larger
    with a larger LCD and a 7mp sensor.
     
    Skip M, Jan 2, 2006
    #8
  9. Pentax Optio S. 4MP, 3:1 Zoom, loads of fancy modes including panorama,
    video and 3D, smaller than a packet of cigarettes - marvelous - would'nt
    part with mine!
     
    Nigel Cummings, Jan 2, 2006
    #9
  10. Per eb7g:
    With a pocket camera, you want to be able to pull it out of your pocket and take
    a pic without having to count to thirty while the thing's OS boots up.

    Accordingly, one other trait you're probably interested in: how soon it's ready
    to take a pic after the "On" button is pressed. When I bought my (probably
    obsolete by now..) Minolta Dimage Xi, I found wide variations in this trait.

    My test was to press the "on" button by feel while withdrawing it from my pocket
    and see if it was ready to shoot by the time I got the viewfinder/screen up to
    my face.
     
    (PeteCresswell), Jan 2, 2006
    #10
  11. Someone is old enough to remember Mae West. Still very funny.

    Morton
     
    Morton Linder, Jan 3, 2006
    #11
  12. Likewise, I like the Canon SD550 very much. Small, large LCD screen, not
    much shutter or focus lag, very sharp images even with some cropping,
    good auto white color balance. It's not tiny, tiny, but is small enough
    to fit in a jacket pocket. It's a beauty.

    Morton
     
    Morton Linder, Jan 3, 2006
    #12
  13. eb7g

    Whiskers Guest

    I like my Samsung digimax V700; 2" LCD and optical viewfinder, and it
    seems to start up quickly and the shutter-lag is not too bad for most
    purposes. Lots of 'modes', including fully manual, and the results are
    quite acceptable. 7.1 Million pixels, for what that's worth. Fits into a
    shirt pocket.
     
    Whiskers, Jan 7, 2006
    #13
  14. eb7g

    Shawn Hirn Guest

    I have a 7MP Sony DSC-P200 that fits into my front pocket easily and it
    shoots great photos.
     
    Shawn Hirn, Apr 25, 2006
    #14
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.