Ultra Compact

Discussion in 'Digital Point & Shoot Camera' started by ubars, Mar 3, 2007.

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    ubars Guest

    My Daughter is going to Europe this summer and is interested in a very small
    camera to take along. The Canon SD600 looks really good and I am hoping to
    get some opinions or suggestions on other choices.

    Thanks
     
    ubars, Mar 3, 2007
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    bitwisebob Guest

    a good choice

    you might also look at the Canon Powershot A series. They use AA
    batteries, might be easier to get while traveling, easier than dealing
    with different power supplies and the SD series plug in battery
    chargers

    best performance will be with rechargable AAs, NiMh, but regular
    batteries can work. can't take pictures on a dead battery

    they are a bit larger in size, but still small

    A570 IS looks good
    http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/controller?act=ModelDetailAct&fcategoryid=145&modelid=14905

    Send her off with a few extra (big) memory cards, too :)
     
    bitwisebob, Mar 3, 2007
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    jhthurman Guest

    I have an SD600 I carry with me everywhere. The advantage of this camera is
    it's very small and easy to carry, but delivers good results. If on a trip,
    I always carry an extra fully charged battery and extra 1GB memory card
    since the smaller camera will mean a smaller battery and if you have a
    spare, you'll be fine; if not, batteries tend to die on you at the worst
    possible time. As long as you have the back-ups, you're good to go...enjoy
     
    jhthurman, Mar 8, 2007
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  4. I got a Ricoh R5:

    http://www.digicamreview.co.uk/ricoh_caplio_r5_review.htm

    which has a 28 - 200mm lens, CCD-shift image stabilisation, weighs about
    170g and is about an inch thick. Nice pictures in good light. Bigger
    zoom range and IS which the Canon lacks.

    David
     
    David J Taylor, Mar 8, 2007
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