Trying to decide on a new "non" slr digicam -
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I am currently in the market for a new digital camera. I currently have a Canon Rebel Xsi as my main camera and want to pick up a small little pocket sized camera for my upcoming roadtrip to California. I want to get an idea of what would be the ideal choice for my needs and then look to purchase when I'm out on the road in Portland most likely (taxes here in Vancouver are blehh)
So far I've researched a couple and would love to hear some opinions on which would be the best.. let me also preface by saying that I would like one that does allow for manual adjustment of aperture/shutter speed, so not a true "point and click".. I would like some control over my shots yet still have it be a simple enough camera for my wife to use. Also, my budget would be $300 or lower.
Important for me are portability, durability, decent zoom range, good battery life and sharp image quality (as well as manual control, mentiond previously)
1) Canon PowerShot Elph 110 HS
I am torn with this camera as it seems to be a good performer for around the $200 price point, yet some sites give it a so-so review while others give it a very high review.
2) Nikon Coolpix p300
Sounds like this camera offers a goood balance of low light capabilities, 1.8 aperture capable, 12.2mp sensor.. never owned a Nikon before but would be happy to give it a go
3) Nikon Coolpix S9100
Has a super long reach of 18x zoom, HD Video (like the p300). Reviews seem to be favorable overall, however it seems to lack manual features
Really hoping for some guidance here.. I tend to know a bit more from the SLR side of things so opinions are most welcome!
Last edited by ScoobyDooby; 06-12-2012 at 17:53.