Semi-good cameras for under $200

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  1. Saeleofu

    Saeleofu Active Member

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    So I'm in the market for a new camera. My 7.2mp camera that I bought several years ago for $160 (grrrrr) is just not keeping up. I can't afford a DSLR yet, but I do want something better. I just have a simple old P&S Kodak Easyshare. It has a slight zoom, and some very basic image stabilization and stuff like that. It's 6 or 7 years old, though, so the technology isn't really up to par.

    So, what are some good brands/camera to look at? I saw some nice looking ones at Walmart last night in the $150-$180 range but at Walmart you can't even turn on the display cameras :rolleyes: I would like something that has video and photo, decent zoom, and 10+mp (I tend to crop...a lot lol).

    Here's some I have looked at briefly

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Kodak-14-...povid=cat133277-env203316-module436323-rLink1

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/Fujifilm-FUJIFILM-S2940/15819289?findingMethod=rr

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-16-MP-X500-BK/16561041

    http://www.walmart.com/ip/GE-Sanyo-16.0MP-VPC-E2100/17352792
     
  2. Romy

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    Have you looked at any of the Nikon Coolpix models? We've got a P90 which is way out of that price range, but based on the awesomeness of it I'd recommend one from that series. Ours is basically the best thing available before you take the step up to DSLR.
     
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    I love my nikon coolpix :) And it only cost 99€ :D
     
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    CharlieDog Rude and Not Ginger

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    I've got a Nikon Coolpix s3000. It's also for sale :p
     
  5. Saeleofu

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    Okay, I have it narrowed down to a Fujifilm s2950 ($152 from Amazon) - this oen I tried hands-on at BestBuy and it's awesome. It has macro and all kinds of cool things!
    http://www.amazon.com/Fujifilm-Fine...58NO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1328059548&sr=8-1



    or a Fujifilm s3280 - on sale at Walmart for $159
    http://www.amazon.com/FujiFilm-Fine...1QAA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1328059451&sr=8-2




    Any input? I'm leaning towards the second one because of the zoom, but any input on one over the other is welcome!
     
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    The one from Walmart was sold out :( So I think I'll get the other.
     

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