Subcompact camera recommendations

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  1. S.Winger

    S.Winger Trophy Husband

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    Can anyone recommend a good camera to me. I already have a Panasonic FZ30

    Must be:
    Subcompact - small, go anywhere
    Good in low Light
    Prefer SD memory cards and AA batteries
    Mainly for photos of friends and family
    Prefer sub $350
     
  2. Laramie In MT

    Laramie In MT

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    I really like the Canon Elph line. Very small and compact. Take SD memory. Real good pictures. Only thing is because they are so slim, you'll have to use a Li-Ion instead of double As, but if you're looking for a subcompact, you're not going to find any that use double As, as they can make Li-Ions MUCH smaller and reduce the size of the camera itself.
     

  3. General Sherman

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    I was in the same boat, looking for a go anywhere camera.

    I went with the Canon SD700IS. It meets all your requirements except no AA batts. That is not a problem.
    It is now replaced with the Canon SD800IS. The IS feature is invaluable.

    Go look at one. You will be impressed.
     
  4. sharpshooter

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    I also have the Canon SD700IS and I like it. I got an extra battery and a 2GB memory card at the same time. I take a lot of pics, but I've never even come close to draining one battery on an outing, let alone both batteries. A single battery is sufficient for even something like an all day reunion, wedding, party, vacation trip, etc. And the charger is small enough to fit inside a small camera case so you can charge it on the go if needed.

    You don't want a camera with AA batteries, they drain pretty quickly and cost money to replace. Lots of batteries add up pretty quickly. Go with Li-Ion and you'll never look back.
     
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    I am not questioning the rest of your post, but I have to disagree on this part. My camera (A610) lasts *forever* on my rechargeable AA NiMH, and they are cheap as dirt ($9.95 for a pack of 4 2500 mAh).

    You weren't thinking of alkalines, were you? No one uses those for a camera.
     
  6. General Sherman

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    As bigblueeyedevil said, if you use AA batteries they make the camera size bigger and maybe not as handy.
    Small size and handy is very important to me.
     
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    Cannon Elph or any Sony Cybershot. I can't complai too much about my Fuji FinePix A700 either, but it's only for partys and stuff.