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Old 08-27-2009, 02:08 PM
 
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I know this has prob been asked thousands of times on here, but everyone is looking for something different in their cameras.... so here is what is most imporant to me:
Good night/indoor dim lighting shots
good zoom
no grainy pictures
no slow lag (I think that is what it's called)

I need a point and shoot, preferably under $200. My kodak has finally kicked the bucket... not that it will be missed-at all!

I appreciate any input
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow in "OZ "
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Take a look at this... http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=18144

Amazon has it for $170 with free shipping...
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:17 PM
 
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No grainy pictures in dim light, no lag, and a P&S? Let me know when they invent one and I'll give up my DSLR.
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Old 08-28-2009, 12:43 PM
 
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kind of in the same boat as OP, but my question is more dealing with the megapixels. is there a noticeable difference between a 10 and 12.1 mp camera?
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Old 08-28-2009, 01:03 PM
 
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:16 PM
 
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kind of in the same boat as OP, but my question is more dealing with the megapixels. is there a noticeable difference between a 10 and 12.1 mp camera?
MP are about how much you can enlarge the picture...
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:29 PM
 
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unless you go poster size anything over 6 meg probley wont be even slightly noticable

http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/mpmyth.htm
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:24 PM
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unless you go poster size anything over 6 meg probley wont be even slightly noticable

The Megapixel Myth
Ken Rockwell is a joker who writes as much fiction as truth. Even he doesn't believe half of what he says. Don't believe me? Read it in his own writing: About KenRockwell.com

That being said, the biggest advantage of higher resolution is to be able to crop into the picture and still have enough pixels left to get a good image. That, and yes indeed you will get better prints at larger sizes with more pixels. It's irrefutable.
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Old 08-28-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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unless you go poster size anything over 6 meg probley wont be even slightly noticable

The Megapixel Myth
Correct...The only thing to add is the cropping. If you crop maybe to 50% than blow up the cropped portion then MP comes more into play. Obviously the photo should of been properly zoomed in the first place, but there are camera limitations and with a P&S, you might be asking a stranger to take the photo of you and your party, thus them not properly zooming.
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Old 08-28-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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yes this is true, if you crop the pictures 50% or bigger and then print large size pictures you will need those pixels.. i myself have cropped as much as 50% and printed at 16x20 with 6mp and the pictures are beautiful.i think any bigger and it would start to show


i actually like ken rockwell, yes alot of his stuff is just nutty but to tell you the truth i have learned an awful lot from reading his stuff and im not afraid to admit it,.. he has been a pretty big influence on not only my style but my knowledge , my other big influence is jason odell over at nikonians forum....

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