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Old 05-04-2013, 01:03 PM   #15
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I'm ignorant when it comes to photography.
Was pretty good with the old Kodaks in a box.

My sister-in-law was sporting a neat camera at a reunion.
It's already been mentioned. A Nikon Coolpix. So we picked one up at Walmart.
I really like it. Still can't take pictures 5 miles away............lol.

Mine is a Coolpix S6300 with 10X zoom. Makes decent shots.

And like you, I like the candid shots. Whether of people or animals.
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For those of you who are smart phone camera users, there are zoom apps for them as well. Though they are not optical, the massive number of pixels available provide a reasonable zoom function for most camera users.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #17
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I might recommend the Nikon S9050 currently on sale at BEST BUY on line for only $99. 15x zoom and 12 mp. Takes great pictures and a great camera company.

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Old 05-04-2013, 02:10 PM   #18
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I share your desires for a handy point and shoot with view finder and AA battery power. Camera companies are not making many with those features any longer. sigh...
It was nice to share AA batteries with the GPS and headlamp while hiking. In bright outdoor sunlight the lcd screens are virtually useless to frame a shot. I do like the wider angle lenses and stabilizers on the new ultra zoom's though. It's hard to get it all though!
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You are right - fewer using AA batteries. Here is one still available.

Amazon.com: Canon PowerShot A810 16.0 MP Digital Camera with 5x Digital Image Stabilized Zoom 28mm Wide-Angle Lens with 720p HD Video Recording (Black): Camera & Photo
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:13 PM   #19
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Hi: All...My choice for a point& shoot pocket camera was a Panasonic Lumix TZ series. It has a Leica zoom lens which is the best in the photo biz. IMHO. It does everything except serve drinks!!!
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Old 05-04-2013, 02:57 PM   #20
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Hi: All...My choice for a point& shoot pocket camera was a Panasonic Lumix TZ series. It has a Leica zoom lens which is the best in the photo biz. IMHO. It does everything except serve drinks!!!
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As I mentioned, I have a well-abused TZ5 that needs replacing (dropped too many times, I guess, plus a scratch on the lens.) It's still me go-to camera for casual snaps inside. What do you have?

I especially like the controls on the TZ5- easy to use. It doesn't have the AA batteries but the battery lasts for ages without recharging and the charger is pretty small.

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If you get a Canon that takes AA's, try to buy one that takes 4 rather than 2. The 2AA Canons I own have been very finicky about the batteries, disliking Alkalines but wanting high quality rechargeables or,better still, L91 lithium cells. I got tired of seeing that 'low battery' icon come on so soon.

Other than that, Canons do take good photos. You actually could do fine with an older used model around 7-8 MP. The ones that try to cram 14 MP or more onto the same tiny sensor actually tend to have worse quality than the lower MP models they replaced.
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As I mentioned, I have a well-abused TZ5 that needs replacing (dropped too many times, I guess, plus a scratch on the lens.) It's still me go-to camera for casual snaps inside. What do you have?

I especially like the controls on the TZ5- easy to use. It doesn't have the AA batteries but the battery lasts for ages without recharging and the charger is pretty small.

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Hi: Bobbie Mayer... I have a TZ1... Lots of changes in the series, but I haven't needed to change yet. 5 yrs on the same battery and it still charges up quickly. We usually camp in spots with current bushes so charging isn't a problem.
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Deryk I have a larger DSL but needed a smaller camera to carry in my pocket when skiing for quick photo ops. A Panasonic LX7 is a good choose. A review of it can be found on DPReview. Great battery life for a small camera and photo quality is very good.
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Lots of good suggestions already. A couple quick thoughts of mine (some of which are mentioned already

-as big of an optical zoom as you can get. Digital zooms just crop the image, something you can easily do with better control on your computer.
- try to stick to a know camera brand, one that uses good quality know glass.
- Don't concern yourself with sticking to AA batteries. This will severely limit your choices, and almost all proprietary batteries allow for a more compact camera, and can usually be bought way cheaper from good aftermath sellers.
- A viewfinder can be nice to have, but sure is tough to find on many P&S cameras.

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And Norm - I'd like to talk you into downloading your images more than once a year. If the images mean anything to you, a back up is necessary. Phones get lost, break, etc. I may be accused of going overboard by keeping 3 copies of every image on 3 different hard drives, but backing up your important images as often as possible is a good idea.
Jon, I download my photos to a working directory on its own hard drive on my PC, back up to a mirrored network storage drive, and upload all processed photos to an online hosting site (SmugMug), so I don't find your methods overkill at all. I know a few people that have lost all their photos.
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Well this is 1 Im considering... Fujifilm FinePix S4200: Digital Photography Review

I have an older finepix and it served me real well ...price is good on ebay or amazon... but still looking. A friend also mentioned about viewfinder being a good idea.

any other suggestions?
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As far as batteries and charging, I bought a 12v charger that has a USB slot and have had no problem charging our 5+ yr old camera. The only thing I could wish for is that it had a mini-usb connector so I could eliminate one more charging cord.
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I spent years earning at least part of my living with 35 mm cameras (still a file cabinet drawer full of Nikons and lens, etc), and have three digitals now - a little Fuji I picked up used for $30 that I usually keep in the car's glove compartment - if it gets lost or stolen, no big deal. The second is a Fiji FinePix S2000HD, about $250 new, decent zoom and uses 4 AA batteries, and most importantly, a viewfinder. And as I spend a lot of time on, and sometimes in the water (I'm a kayaker), my favourite is a Pentax Optio W90 waterproof.

All three use SD cards, and I use the smallest I can get and treat them like a roll of film - I upload to my computer, using a Dollar Store card reader, after every session - that's the old pro's fear of losing shots if something goes wrong. And finally, I have a portable hard drive, and I back stuff I really want to keep up to that regularly.

Last time I did a HD scan on my desktop, there were just over 16,000 images there, and I reckon that maybe 1/3 to 1/2 are shots I've taken - and then there's that other file cabinet drawer full of Kodachrome slides...lol...
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