Compact Digital Camera Under $200


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I am looking for a new compact camera that cost below $200. Sorry got a tight budget.
I need a camera that can take SHARP images with GREAT colours. Any recommendation from anyone. Thank you CS
 

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I have this sanyo xanti cg10 if you're interested. Won it from our companies luckydraw but don't need it. If interested u can pm me.

Else you can go to 'personal classifieds' aka BnS on this forum to look for others. :)

Good luck!
 

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I know f200exr is a great camera but prefer something new and not 2nd hand.
 

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I am looking for a new compact camera that cost below $200. Sorry got a tight budget.
I need a camera that can take SHARP images with GREAT colours. Any recommendation from anyone. Thank you CS
sharp and brilliant colors depends on how the photographer uses the camera.

with the budget you have, its either an old high end model or a new entry level model. if it was my money, needless to ask which option i would go for.
 

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Still no idea on any new digital camera under $200. Sharp & brilliant colours
 

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For your tight budget, and your requirements, I sincerely feel you are in the WRONG FORUM.
Look at most of the photographers here are DSLR users. Their "SHARP" and their "BRILLIANT COLOURS" are most likely fulfill by the large sensors in their camera body which set you back for at least approximately 1K. If you ask which camera under $200 from the staffs in the Best and Buy, they will recommend you a $199 dollars camera that can snap a photo and call it SHARP and BRILLANT COLOURS.

Now do you have an idea already ? For $200 dollars budget you are not in the league for DSLR to ask for SHARP and BRILLIANT COLOURS. At least not in this era yet, sad to say. I probably will sell you my set for $200 when Nikon D0.1 is out. :bsmilie:

Back to serious, for $200, put away the SHARP and BRILLANT COLOURS and go with an nice looking P&S out there. Under bright sunlight conditions, with any at most 10MP camera, it will be sharp and the colours will be brilliant, I am serious about this statement. Provided you focus properly of course.

Still no idea on any new digital camera under $200. Sharp & brilliant colours
 

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For your tight budget, and your requirements, I sincerely feel you are in the WRONG FORUM.
Look at most of the photographers here are DSLR users. Their "SHARP" and their "BRILLIANT COLOURS" are most likely fulfill by the large sensors in their camera body which set you back for at least approximately 1K. If you ask which camera under $200 from the staffs in the Best and Buy, they will recommend you a $199 dollars camera that can snap a photo and call it SHARP and BRILLANT COLOURS.

Now do you have an idea already ? For $200 dollars budget you are not in the league for DSLR to ask for SHARP and BRILLIANT COLOURS. At least not in this era yet, sad to say. I probably will sell you my set for $200 when Nikon D0.1 is out. :bsmilie:

Back to serious, for $200, put away the SHARP and BRILLANT COLOURS and go with an nice looking P&S out there. Under bright sunlight conditions, with any at most 10MP camera, it will be sharp and the colours will be brilliant, I am serious about this statement. Provided you focus properly of course.
I believe that the TS is looking for a compact and not a DSLR, hence the title. Also, why is this the wrong forum? Being a photography forum, I find that this is the perfect place to ask this question and anyone who knows will help. Doesn't mean that you need a D3s to post in this forum you know?
 

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Sometimes people are just reading too literally at words. :dunno: :bsmilie:

I believe that the TS is looking for a compact and not a DSLR, hence the title. Also, why is this the wrong forum? Being a photography forum, I find that this is the perfect place to ask this question and anyone who knows will help. Doesn't mean that you need a D3s to post in this forum you know?
 

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David Kwok said:
Sometimes people are just reading too literally at words. :dunno: :bsmilie:
You sound as if you are mocking at him.. well nothing wrong with a 200bucks camera tat produce sharp and nice color photo.. why wrong forum.. ???
 

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When I express WRONG FORUM, admit it or not, here most users of photography are high time users willing to fork out a few K for cameras to yield SHARP and BRILLIANT COLOURS. I have no intention to mock at him, but perhaps thats how you decide to perceive it. Have I stated my ground right to the point ? If you wanna dwell further, be my guest ok ? :)

Just to set expectation right, with $200 as the budget, it is no where SHARP and BRILLIANT COLOURS that I am strictly pointing out. You may choose to believe or not, I'm just speaking a fact. If a $200 budget can produce what is consider SHARP and BRILLANT COLOURS, then most likely those, including me, spending thousands of dollars are pursuing on the wrong course.

I'm just requesting TS to set the right expectation for the right product. Does that answer your question, or you need more explanation ? I can further explain if it doesn't dwell into you. That's why I say don't read literally into the meaning. Too sensitive...

Allow me to re-iterate, possible I'm not interested to answer others about the sensitivity of my response and only to TS whom could be interested. At the end of the day, I'm responding to TS for better expectation on what to look out for with a $200 budget. I have also recommended to him/her that for $200, it would be a daylight camera that will very likely give him/her SHARP and BRILLIANT COLOURS on a sunny day. Get it ?

You sound as if you are mocking at him.. well nothing wrong with a 200bucks camera tat produce sharp and nice color photo.. why wrong forum.. ???
 

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When I express WRONG FORUM, admit it or not, here most users of photography are high time users willing to fork out a few K for cameras to yield SHARP and BRILLIANT COLOURS. I have no intention to mock at him, but perhaps thats how you decide to perceive it. Have I stated my ground right to the point ? If you wanna dwell further, be my guest ok ? :)

Just to set expectation right, with $200 as the budget, it is no where SHARP and BRILLIANT COLOURS that I am strictly pointing out. You may choose to believe or not, I'm just speaking a fact. If a $200 budget can produce what is consider SHARP and BRILLANT COLOURS, then most likely those, including me, spending thousands of dollars are pursuing on the wrong course.

I'm just requesting TS to set the right expectation for the right product. Does that answer your question, or you need more explanation ? I can further explain if it doesn't dwell into you. That's why I say don't read literally into the meaning. Too sensitive...

Allow me to re-iterate, possible I'm not interested to answer others about the sensitivity of my response and only to TS whom could be interested. At the end of the day, I'm responding to TS for better expectation on what to look out for with a $200 budget. I have also recommended to him/her that for $200, it would be a daylight camera that will very likely give him/her SHARP and BRILLIANT COLOURS on a sunny day. Get it ?
go correct your english before posting. it's terrible.

TS is asking for an opinion on which would give the best IQ for a budget of $200.

and you're talking about DSLRs (and that's what i'm reading from your first post) and the working points there too.

there's nothing wrong with asking advice on buying a compact. hey, TS might be looking for a travel companion not a serious studio workhorse like the D3s you've gotten yourself.

so bugger off, if you're just out to mock someone (which IS the tone of all your posts). so what if you've got a D3s?

your english sucks.
 

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Still no idea on any new digital camera under $200. Sharp & brilliant colours
You can try Canon Powershot series, the lower end ones should be able to meet your budget.

Sharpness will be good under good light - if you want good low light performance I guess you'd have to up your budget to get a compact camera with slightly larger sensor ($500-700 thereabouts), and if you want excellent low light performance you can't avoid avoiding compacts..
 

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David Kwok said:
Sometimes people are just reading too literally at words. :dunno: :bsmilie:
Reading into your word to literally? When you say the TS is posting in the wrong forum, it's hard to see it any other way. Also, spending a few thousand dollars does not give you the rights to type in such a condescending way and mock the TS. If you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all.
 

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Still no idea on any new digital camera under $200. Sharp & brilliant colours

.....aaaaaand what research have you done? Did you try putting on a pair of shoes and heading to the nearest mall? With your (tiny) budget, you can easily shortlist.

I mean, within 2 minutes of basic clicking on the internet I already can see the Sony S series ($150) or the W510 ($180) or W530 ($199).

Please, we are not your personal concierge service. Do some of your own research instead of expecting us to answer your every demand and spoonfeed you.
 

David Kwok

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Lol...
go correct your english before posting. it's terrible.TS is asking for an opinion on which would give the best IQ for a budget of $200.and you're talking about DSLRs (and that's what i'm reading from your first post) and the working points there too.there's nothing wrong with asking advice on buying a compact. hey, TS might be looking for a travel companion not a serious studio workhorse like the D3s you've gotten yourself.so bugger off, if you're just out to mock someone (which IS the tone of all your posts). so what if you've got a D3s?your english sucks.
 

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.....aaaaaand what research have you done? Did you try putting on a pair of shoes and heading to the nearest mall? With your (tiny) budget, you can easily shortlist.

I mean, within 2 minutes of basic clicking on the internet I already can see the Sony S series ($150) or the W510 ($180) or W530 ($199).

Please, we are not your personal concierge service. Do some of your own research instead of expecting us to answer your every demand and spoonfeed you.
we have a winner here .......
 

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I think any Nikon / Canon / Panasonic / etc low end camera will meet your needs. I have used an old low-end Panasonic LZ10 and it seems to be ok. See this recent set of photos:

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.2054012030666.2100586.1255507583&l=9e86c228ac&type=1

Of course you need to do some post-processing and don't expect it to meet all situations.
:)
Yeah I got the this camera many moons ago at Gain City brand new at sale price of $180. It was so good I bought 2 & gave one to a friend who just got into photography. To me it was a damn good deal & good camera - pictures were sharp & with nice colors, same for the videos.

Dont know whats wrong with some people here, must be a bad hair day :) Nothing wrong with posing such a question for someone who is new & not as knowledgable or skillful in this photography thing. See some I-know-it-all, go-only-for-the-best & dont-ask-stupid-questions characters here that is such a put off. Of course TS can go to a camera shop & do some googling himself but I think he is trying to get some help from the experienced, the gurus, the experts, the professionals here. Is this forum not for compact users??? because I am a compact user myself. A pity for the forum imo.
 

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