Recommendations for very small digital camera?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by eb7g, Jan 2, 2006.

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    eb7g Guest

    Hi there,

    I'm looking for a very small digital camera, 3 MP or higher, that will
    fit into my front pant pocket so I can take it around with me. A good
    quality camera, with low shutter lag. I used my friends Sony (but can't
    remember what model number) before and it was good.

    It doesn't have to be new. Can anyone suggest some camera and I'll try
    to get it from ebay?

    eb7g, Jan 2, 2006
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    Doug Robbins Guest

    Is that a digicam in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?
    Doug Robbins, Jan 2, 2006
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    editor Guest

    Pentax Optio S. TINY - so small it will fit in Altoids tin!
    35-105mm (equiv.) zoom lens. Low shutter lag.

    No $4 to park! No $6 admission!
    editor, Jan 2, 2006
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    dj_nme Guest has a "buyers guide" page which seem to be pretty good for
    selecting cameras that they've reviewed by selecting the features that
    you want.
    dj_nme, Jan 2, 2006
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    Carole Guest

    I have a Nikon Coolpix 3200 and it takes great pictures, and fits in a
    pocket. And it has a zoom 38-115mm. I got it for the same reason you are
    looking for one - I wanted something that I could have with me all the time.

    Carole, Jan 2, 2006
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    Dragonback Guest

    I really like to Canon SD550. I bought one for my son for Christmas. 7.0 MP,
    3x optical Z and fits easily in a front pocket. I
    I've used digital pretty much since it came out so there's a small amount of
    experience there.

    Canon FTB
    Canon AE-1
    Canon T-90

    Nikon 900
    NIkon 950
    Nikon 5700
    Nikon 8700
    Nikon D70s and a Canon S410 for PS

    Dragonback, Jan 2, 2006
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    Stewy Guest

    Take a look at the Fuji F440, F450 or the F455. All are the same size,
    feel pretty rugged but fit easily in the pocket.
    Stewy, Jan 2, 2006
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    Skip M Guest

    Casio makes some of the smallest cameras out there, I just got an Exilim
    EX-Z50 that's pretty small with a 5mp sensor, the EX-Z750 is a little larger
    with a larger LCD and a 7mp sensor.
    Skip M, Jan 2, 2006
  9. Pentax Optio S. 4MP, 3:1 Zoom, loads of fancy modes including panorama,
    video and 3D, smaller than a packet of cigarettes - marvelous - would'nt
    part with mine!
    Nigel Cummings, Jan 2, 2006
  10. Per eb7g:
    With a pocket camera, you want to be able to pull it out of your pocket and take
    a pic without having to count to thirty while the thing's OS boots up.

    Accordingly, one other trait you're probably interested in: how soon it's ready
    to take a pic after the "On" button is pressed. When I bought my (probably
    obsolete by now..) Minolta Dimage Xi, I found wide variations in this trait.

    My test was to press the "on" button by feel while withdrawing it from my pocket
    and see if it was ready to shoot by the time I got the viewfinder/screen up to
    my face.
    (PeteCresswell), Jan 2, 2006
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    irwell Guest

    Whatever you decide, make sure it has a viewfinder
    as well as the LCD screen. Some LCDs are impossible to view
    under bright sunlit conditions.
    irwell, Jan 2, 2006
  12. Someone is old enough to remember Mae West. Still very funny.

    Morton Linder, Jan 3, 2006
  13. Likewise, I like the Canon SD550 very much. Small, large LCD screen, not
    much shutter or focus lag, very sharp images even with some cropping,
    good auto white color balance. It's not tiny, tiny, but is small enough
    to fit in a jacket pocket. It's a beauty.

    Morton Linder, Jan 3, 2006
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    Ron Hunter Guest

    Not to mention that holding a camera out in front of you to take a
    picture isn't a stable base for a camera. Slower shutter speeds will
    result in blurry pictures.
    Ron Hunter, Jan 3, 2006
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    Shawn Hirn Guest

    I have a 7MP Sony DSC-P200 that fits into my front pocket easily and it
    shoots great photos.
    Shawn Hirn, Apr 25, 2006
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