19th March 2005, 12:03 PM
Any recommendations for a cheap digital P&S?
Hi there! Not sure if this is the right forum to ask, but then...
I'm looking for a cheap digital P&S camera to dump in the car just for the sole purpose of signage documentation.
Budget around $200-$300 region, can be even a 3/4 MP camera. Preferably using CF cards. Any recommendations for this?
Some options (although all of them are using SD cards):
Canon Powershot A520/510
Nikon Coolpix 4600
Last edited by SNAG; 19th March 2005 at 12:58 PM.
19th March 2005, 02:59 PM
19th March 2005, 05:34 PM
19th March 2005, 05:58 PM
A510 is selling above $ 300++
19th March 2005, 06:42 PM
I would take a look at some of the Canon Powershot G1/G2 camera's. Good cameras, cf cards, movie capability, sturdy construction. I've seen a few come up in the buy/sell forum in your price range.
Originally Posted by SNAG
19th March 2005, 08:31 PM
Thanks for the suggestions...
I just stumbled unto the Canon A75/85 series. Wonder how much they are selling it right now. If's it's a little over $350, still can consider.
PS: Anyone knows how much A510 is selling?
Keep those suggestions coming...
19th March 2005, 08:44 PM
A spare camera?
You can go for Kodak CX7300 which is selling for $179 at Mustafa. You don't need optical zoom, IMO. Olympus C-370 which has optical zoom is retailing for $249 at the same venue. Both don't uses CF cards though.
I'm selling my old Canon A200 for $69. Uses AA batt and CF card. You may want to consider too.
20th March 2005, 02:06 AM
20th March 2005, 08:21 AM
Thanks bean, Venom81 for the suggestions! Will give it much thought. Actually, I'm looking more towards first hand cameras, but if the price's too hard to resist for a good deal, I don't mind.
Originally Posted by Venom81
bean, thanks for the offer. I'll give it some thought.
21st March 2005, 05:23 PM
21st March 2005, 07:10 PM
Take a look at the Pentax Optio 30.. It was selling at around $260 (plus free stuff) at the recent IT Show. Good review and I am using it as my p&s..
26th April 2005, 10:52 AM
If price is the major option for you and you don't mind size, then maybe get the older Canon A75 or A85 models, if they're still selling. Was looking at DCRP online and they say image quality was better on the older models; less redeye on the older models too. Plus, they will be more within your budget. A400 is not a bad camera, some of my friends use it, but only 2.2X optical zoom