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form over photo quality - where to start?
All of the digital camera compare/find sites offer filters of pixels and price and zoom and, frankly, none of those are at the top of my list so I'm having a hard time finding what I want..

In order of importance to me:.

1. Size/weight of camera. Smaller is better.2. Flash.

3. Attachment to computer. No docking station, plz. Simple USB cable attach. (and I'd love it if I didn't have to install any proprietary software!)4. SD card - high density (more than 1GB) storage5.

Send photo in email would be heaven. (but can do Eye-Fi for this)7. Snappy action - quick to turn on/quick to take picture.8. 5 megapixels is fine - I never print so it does not matter really9. cheaper the better but 1-7 are more important.

I have an RCA Small Wonder camcorder. It's small  and so very simple. I can plug it into any USB port. It has software built in that I can install on my computer if I want OR not. (It shows up like any drive.) It's fast and easy to use..

I'm really looking for the subcompact (still photo) digital camera equivalent..

Would some kind soul help me narrow down the bazillion possibilities out there?.

Thanks in advance.

Susan..

Comments (10)

You can filter cameras by weight and any other feature. most cameras just show up as another drive when plugged into a computer...

Comment #1

Thanks. I tried that before I posted my inquiry..

The results I got were 3 Cannon's and a handful of Casio's. I know the Casio's require a docking station. So, that means Cannon is my only choice?.

Ok, thanks...

Comment #2

Susandennis wrote:.

Thanks. I tried that before I posted my inquiry..

The results I got were 3 Cannon's and a handful of Casio's. I knowthe Casio's require a docking station. So, that means Cannon is myonly choice?.

Ok, thanks..

No. It means that it has too many choices to present them all so it has started in alphabetical order..

The Features Search isn't much use at the moment because the database hasn't been updated to remove cameras that aren't currently being sold..

Cannons, by the way, are things that you load with gunpowder and a cannon ball and fire. The camera manufacturer is spelt Canon.Chris R..

Comment #3

Start with this one:http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/canon_sd800is.asp.

No worries about docking stations, USB cables or software if you dont want to. Just buy a card reader (costs peanuts) and plug it into any computer with a USB slot ... even take it to your friends' place. Pop the card in the reader just like you would into a machine at a photo printing booth. You'll see it with a drive letter on your PC too making it easy to copy things..

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Comment #4

Just about every camera that you look at will fulfill 2,3,5 and 8..

4 rules out Fuji, Olympus and Sony (I think).

1 is a personal issue - you have to decide how small you want the camera to be. Go into a camera store and pick some up..

7 can also be tested by going into a camera store and trying some cameras..

That leaves 5. What exactly do you want in this area - just the ability to take a low resolution very compressed image with a small file size? If so, just about any camera will fulfill this as well, but I strongly do not recommend it because you are deliberately limiting yourself to very low quality images only that may not be good enough for printing. It is much better to prepare the file for e-mail on a computer..

You may be able to find a camera that can output two files, one for e-mail and one at maximum quality for printing, but you will have to do your own research on that.Chris R..

Comment #5

I've been at this search now for so frustratingly long that cannon is probably closer to what I mean!!  .

But thanks for the insight into the database and the tip on the database results. I probably should have figured that out if I had given half a thought to the first results being at the start fo the alphabet!.

Doh and doh..

I'm still a little stumped on how to figure out the computer connection easily. I know I can go to each candidate, download the manual and look. I was just hoping for an easier way..

Thanks, Susan..

Comment #6

Susandennis wrote:.

I've been at this search now for so frustratingly long that cannon isprobably closer to what I mean!!  .

But thanks for the insight into the database and the tip on thedatabase results. I probably should have figured that out if I hadgiven half a thought to the first results being at the start fo thealphabet!.

Doh and doh..

I'm still a little stumped on how to figure out the computerconnection easily. I know I can go to each candidate, download themanual and look. I was just hoping for an easier way..

I looked at the specs of 5 or 6 sub-compact cameras from different manufacturers and all of them have USB connection..

Thanks, Susan.

Chris R..

Comment #7

I totally understand that - the specs for Casio also say USB... BUT the USB connects through a required docking station which I do not want. I want a single USB cable...

Comment #8

Thanks. I do understand exactly how the card reader option works..

I just would like to have a camera that connects to the computer with a single USB cable. If it also has a docking station (not required) ok. And yes, I can also use the card with a card reader (actually two of my computers have card readers built in)..

I'm picky. I know it...

Comment #9

Huh? You could also plug that Canon into the computer with a single USB cable and use the associated Zoom Browser software or not. What am I not understanding about your specific requirement here?.

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