very small but best point & shoot?

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by dot, Nov 25, 2003.

  1. dot

    dot Guest

    I want to get my daughter a digital camera for Christmas. She needs it to
    be very small to fit in her purse or suitcase or jacket or take jogging.
    What is a very small in size camera but big in quality that anyone here
    would recommend?
    TIA
    dot
     
    dot, Nov 25, 2003
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    DHB Guest

    dot,
    depending on size & options you/she may want you may want to look at
    Canon's new smaller SD10 digital camera. It's a smaller versions of their
    Digital Elph cameras which have a very good reputation. Not sure how good
    this new version is but the SD10 is a smaller in part because it has a 4MP
    sensor but only fixed focal length lens of 39mm & the camera comes in 4
    colors.

    You can check them our at Canon's site:

    http://www.powershot.com/powershot2/home.html

    Check online review sighs as well, good luck.

    Respectfully, DHB
     
    DHB, Nov 25, 2003
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  3. dot

    dot Guest

    Thanks DHB. I know of Canon's great reputation of course and that camera
    looks good but lack of zoom may be a limiting factor.
    dot


    dot,
    depending on size & options you/she may want you may want to look at
    Canon's new smaller SD10 digital camera. It's a smaller versions of their
    Digital Elph cameras which have a very good reputation. Not sure how good
    this new version is but the SD10 is a smaller in part because it has a 4MP
    sensor but only fixed focal length lens of 39mm & the camera comes in 4
    colors.

    You can check them our at Canon's site:

    http://www.powershot.com/powershot2/home.html

    Check online review sighs as well, good luck.

    Respectfully, DHB
     
    dot, Nov 26, 2003
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  4. dot

    dot Guest

    Since the Canon SD10 has no zoom and if a Zoom is important,
    than I recommend the Casio EX-Z3 or I have the new
    EX-Z4 and LOVE it. Kinda pricy since it just came out, but takes
    great photos for its size.

    Here is their link: http://exilim.casio.com/z4umodel.htm
    Happy Shopping!!!

    WOW! That's a tiny little camera. Just might be what she needs.
    Decisions, decisions.
     
    dot, Nov 26, 2003
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    Frank ess Guest

    Frank ess, Nov 26, 2003
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    dsco Guest

    To me, the most important factor is how thick the camera is. The
    thinner it is, the easier it fits in the pocket, especially a
    pants pocket.

    Here's a list of small cameras that you might consider, ordered
    by thickness, also showing size in cubic inches (ci) and weight,
    per data from manufacturer sites. Because most of these cameras
    aren't exactly box-shaped, the thickness may vary and the ci
    value is only an approximation; the weight is usually without
    batteries or accessories.

    Considering only 2mp or more, 1.2" thick or less.

    - 0.44": 2.99ci: 2.8oz: Casio Exilim EX-S20U/EX-M20U
    - 0.44": 3.30ci: 3.1oz: Casio Exilim EX-S2
    - 0.46": 3.63ci: 2.6oz: Casio Exilim EX-S3
    - 0.49": 3.68ci: 3.2oz: Casio Exilim EX-M2
    - 0.59": 5.72ci: 4.4oz: Kyocera Finecam SL300R
    - 0.73": 4.81ci: 3.5oz: Canon PowerShot SD10
    - 0.79": 5.27ci: 3.5oz: Pentax Optio S4
    - 0.79": 7.03ci: 4.2oz: Minolta Dimage Xt
    - 0.79": 7.44ci: 4.6oz: Minolta Dimage Xi
    - 0.83": 7.01ci: 6.6oz: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T1 (Jan 2004)
    - 0.90": 6.91ci: 4.5oz: Casio Exilim EX-Z3
    - 0.93": 7.15ci: 4.6oz: Casio Exilim EX-Z4
    - 0.93": 8.32ci: 4.1oz: Minolta Dimage X20
    - 0.94": 6.93ci: 5.8oz: Canon PowerShot SD100
    - 1.00":10.24ci: 6.3oz: Nikon Coolpix SQ
    - 1.02": 8.22ci: 5.1oz: Minolta Dimage G400 (0.9" at thinnest)
    - 1.05": 8.07ci: 6.4oz: Canon PowerShot S230
    - 1.09": 8.37ci: 6.5oz: Canon PowerShot S400
    - 1.10": 9.80ci: 5.7oz: Fuji Finepix F410
    - 1.14": 6.00ci: 4.3oz: Sony Cyber-shot DSC-U30
    - 1.16": 9.44ci: 7.1oz: Minolta Dimage G500
     
    dsco, Nov 27, 2003
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