Digital camera recommendations?

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    Jun 10, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    I'm looking to buy a digital camera, but not sure what to look for. I'm not looking to get too serious with photography, just to take pictures of/with friends and family, and the occasional concert or event I go to. I guess for the concerts and stuff I'd like to have something that has a good zoom so I can take clear pics from far away. I don't want to spend more than $350, and nothing too big or bulky. Any suggestions?
  • Timbales

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    Jun 10, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    I have a Canon PowerShot SX130IS. It's really easy to use.
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    Jun 10, 2012 2:56 AM GMT
    Panasonic Lumix FZ150. Check Amazon. Everyone is raving about it.
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    Jun 10, 2012 3:12 AM GMT
    Just bought a Canon PowerShot SX150IS a few days ago. Easy to use and takes great shots.
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Jun 10, 2012 3:13 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidPanasonic Lumix FZ150. Check Amazon. Everyone is raving about it.



    I have the Panasonix Lumix and I love it
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    Jun 10, 2012 4:37 AM GMT
    Get one of the new Canon PowerShot cameras. Their new HS sensor is awesome for low light conditions like at concerts. Since you want zoom capabilities, I'd suggest the Powershot SX260. MSRP is $350, but you can find it cheaper on Amazon.

    http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_sx260_hs

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0075SUK14/
  • starboard5

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    Jun 10, 2012 4:43 AM GMT
    Had a Cannon Power Shot for years and it took great pics. Sadly, it gave up the ghost a few months ago...had it since about 2003...and wasn't impressed with the online reviews I read on the current Power Shot line. So I got a Nikon Coolpix P300 and have been pleased with it. Around your price point, too.
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    Jun 10, 2012 10:42 AM GMT
    Panasomic Lumix FZ18... quiet old, but love it... Made all my pics from the past 5 years with this amazing camera!
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    Jun 10, 2012 11:38 PM GMT
    xrichx saidGet one of the new Canon PowerShot cameras. Their new HS sensor is awesome for low light conditions like at concerts. Since you want zoom capabilities, I'd suggest the Powershot SX260. MSRP is $350, but you can find it cheaper on Amazon.

    http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras/powershot_sx260_hs

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0075SUK14/


    This seems like what I'm looking for. Small and compact, but great zoom and photo quality. Thanks!
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    Jun 11, 2012 11:11 AM GMT
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  • MikemikeMike

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    Jun 11, 2012 8:15 PM GMT
    20 megapixels are coming VERY soon with better built in zoom smaller technology.icon_idea.gif
  • Suetonius

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    Jun 14, 2012 6:59 AM GMT
    I have a Nikon Coolpix that I am happy with. It allows you to set a minimum shutter speed, which is handy if you are shooting at telephoto range (where even slight camera movement can cause bluring). You should also look for a long optical zoom capability (as opposed to relying on "electronic" zoom.)
    www.dpreview.com and http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras are good sites for camera reviews.