What Camera to purchase?

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Well when it comes to cameras I only know the basics. Mainly looking for a point and shoot model as I don’t need a million different settings. Here is what I'm looking for. Perhaps someone can suggest a good brand, model, ect.

under 400$
7-10Mp
Easy to transfer photos onto computer
Good in low lights settings

Thanks, Greg
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I honestly cannot tell you from experience what point and shoot camera is good or not nowadays, however generally speaking i would recommend Nikon.

I found a Nikon Coolpix L14 with case and 2 year warranty for $144.99

This camera is a 7MP and going by reviews it does seem to be quite a decent camera. My last point and shoot camera i stopped using when i bought my SLR Camera ("million settings" kinda camera).

If you are just looking for a decent camera for family events etc etc then you can't go wrong with Nikon.

http://acephotooverstock.com/Nikon-Cool ... 0Z6D0K.htm

I'm sure others on Ozzu will be more than ready to pass comment on what's good or not soon enough.
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I might add from further investigation, the L14 isn't a new camera. It's probably a couple of years old and Nikon have actually discontinued it now. There is probably a newer version somewhere which i haven't found yet.
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And another little useless fact, but the L in L14 stands for "Life". This was part of the Nikon Life series.
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If you can stretch your budget just a bit, the powershot G9 is an excellent camera.

http://www.adorama.com/ICAG9KA.html?searchinfo=powershot%20g9&item_no=2
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Actually, that's a pretty damn good deal. You're getting alot with that, not just the camera. Everything you'd really need.

This is the first time i've backed a Nikon over a Canon by the way. No idea where this has come from :lol:.
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Along these lines, there is a new L15 out. But while looking and considering your budget, you can get a better camera. I really like the quality of this one for P&S: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/5 ... amera.html
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Hope I'm not too late to the party. This is what you probably want:

http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-S ... B000Q3043Y

It's an AMAZING camera for the money. I do this photo thing for a living - when I'm not using my 1D MK 2, I'm shooting family shots with this. Check the reviews too - it's just about flawless.
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My recommendation is canon powershot and sony's cybershot which makes amazing quality images.
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The Sony
http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetai ... atid=20220

Or

The Cannon
http://www.bestbuy.ca/catalog/proddetai ... atid=20220

What do you guys think of these? Any reliability issues I have to worry about with either brand?
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The difference in the ELPH to the Powershot S5 that I posted is $50 but the Powershot S5 is like 3 times better. LOL I use Canon professionally - I trust their brand even in the P&S cameras.
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I would get a Nikon camera, whether you're planning on getting a point and shoot or a DSLR (Digital Single Lens Reflex) camera. Nikon has higher quality than any other company, in general, and in lenses, especially. Nikon has an in house R&D/manufacturing company, called Nikkor, that creates every lens that Nikon sells. Nikkor makes the glass that they make the lenses from, no other company does that...and Nikon doesn't use lower end components on their lower end cameras. Once Nikon came out with their current DSLR screen, for example, every DSLR, in fact, every point and shoot (excepting the touch screen ones) was given this screen.
You cannot go wrong with a Nikon of any type.
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Not only are you wrong, you are also extremely biased. Leica's quality control is higher than Nikon's, and Canon and Zeiss both regularly battle out the lens market for high-end product.

Ever watched a professional sport during it's pinnacle (Olympics, Super Bowl, etc). All those white lenses are Canon's.

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