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goinbigg17 10-08-2008 12:58 PM

Looking to get my fiance a new point and shoot camera. She dumped her last one in the lake a couple months and it never came back to life. Looks in the $200 range. Anyone advice? I have been looking at the Canon Powershot A1000IS and the Nikon Coolpix S550

10-08-2008 1:16 PM

I've never used either of those, but here's an article from PC World magazine that might help. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.pcworld.com/article/123719/top_10_pointandshoot_cameras.html" target="_blank">http://www.pcworld.com/article/123719/top_10_pointandshoot_cameras.html</a>

sidekicknicholas 10-08-2008 1:37 PM

These are all shockproof, waterproof (maybe nice for her), freezeproof cameras. <BR> <BR><a href="http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_digital_sw.asp" target="_blank">http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_digital_sw.asp</a> <BR> <BR>They take pretty good shots too <BR>*these were pulled from facebook so the quality took a hit* <BR> <BR>*Bess Marine took the shots too <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/633826.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/633827.jpg" alt="Upload">

goinbigg17 10-09-2008 11:53 AM

Thanks for the link Sly. <BR> <BR>Nick, unfortunately, I don't really like the Olympus series. My mom has one and I have yet to be very impressed by it..

coldlake 10-16-2008 6:33 PM

I have a Rebel XT and our point n shoot companion is the Canon SD700 IS, its a few years old now but we love it! Takes fantastic pix and I even monkey with the manual mode from time to time, doing time exposures. This on trips where I can't bring the big camera. <BR> <BR>(Message edited by coldlake on October 16, 2008)

breakthewake 10-21-2008 7:25 PM

Nick, <BR>How long have you had the underwater camera? Do they have a decent warranty in case the housing ever messes up or is it pretty secure?

sidekicknicholas 10-21-2008 8:56 PM

It isn't mine, but the women who did had nothing but great things to say.... I think she said her friend or her's busted once and they replaced it no questions asked. <BR> <BR>warranty info maybe in their website

breakthewake 10-21-2008 9:33 PM

I appreciate the info. I read up on them a little more and saw some pretty good reviews. I also found some on Ebay that came with an extra battery and the sd card so I will probably end up with one.

sidekicknicholas 10-21-2008 10:17 PM

When I used it it seemed like an awesome buy. <BR> <BR>ebay is for sure the way to go... 170~ bucks and you have a waterproof cam with a bunch of extras <BR> <BR>freezeproof is nice here in the north too

sixeye 10-24-2008 8:55 PM

I have a Canon SD750 and absolutely love it. Takes great pics and is super user friendly.

iwannawkbrd247 11-12-2008 11:21 PM

i have enjoyed my canon powershot a630 so far. i like the swivel screen and the fact that it has so many manual features (which i have yet to learn to use). i wish it were a little lighter/slimmer and the image stabilization feature would also be a nice addition. here are some pics i took on a recent trip to disney world...they aren't as crisp looking when scaled down for posting on here, but you can sort of see some sample images... <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/644319.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/644320.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/644321.jpg" alt="Upload"> <BR> <BR>Macro feature: <BR><img src="http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/87667/644322.jpg" alt="Upload">

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