(Closed) Point and Shoot Camera Recommendations?

posted 9 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
1205 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Check out Canons, or also Nikons. You can get a reasonable one with all the feautres you need in your price range. I have a Sony right now and my next purchase will be a Canon.

Post # 4
2007 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My sister has a Canon Powershot that I really like.  It’s awesome at taking snapshots in lower light conditions.  We’ll probably get one for our next camera.  

I have an Olympus that is shock and waterproof (can drop it from 5 ft and can go underwater up to 10 ft) which is perfect for me since I’ve done much worse to it and it still works.  It doesn’t take fantastic pictures in bad lighting, or really less than bright light of moving subjects but it does really well with landscapes and macro shots.  (To be honest, I’m pretty sure a lot of its inability to take good pics in low light is because I’ve dropped it so many times.  But it’s worth it to me because how many other cameras can you drop 10 ft onto gravel and not even get scratched?)

Post # 5
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

DO NOT buy the Polaroid brand P&S Digis.  They break.  Easily.  Quickly.  There’s a reason they are soooo cheap!

I recommend Canon. They always have sale items (great cameras BTW).

Post # 6
739 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

I have a Canon Powershot SD880 IS and I love it.  It’s so small that I’ve taken it literally everywhere for the past 2 years.  (It’s actually sitting in the bottom of my bag right now!)  It comes with a variety of features and the quality of the photos is great.  I just checked Amazon and you can buy it new for about $250.  There are other models in the family available for a bit less.

Post # 7
601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I really like my Sony Cyber Shot- they have a great lens, Carl Zeiss- and many models are under $200.

Also I’ve been eyeing the Lumix, since it has a Leica lens. 

Post # 8
86 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

What type of cameras are you used to?  I just got a new canon point and shoot and I love it… it has an auto feature that will do everything for me, or if I want to get more creative, I can switch through all the different settings I want to.  It takes very vibrant photos and I rarely feel the need to retouch with photoshop like I used to with my Olympus.  It also has a fantastic facial recognition feature, which is very nice. 

My mom has a nikon point and shoot and I like it too… it’s just not as user-friendly.  I have a Nikon DSLR that I love, but if I’m wanting to take a quick picture, I reach for my Canon because of how easy it is and how well the pictures turn out.

I suggest going to the store and taking pictures of random stuff with the display cameras.  They may not have a memory card in them, but you can see a quick display of the pictures you take.  Plus, it’ll give you the chance to play with all of them and see which ones have the best features to you.  CNET might have reviews for the cameras you’re looking at too.

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