Pls help! looking for good compact digicam
Hi all,.

Pls help me. I am looking to get a digicam. it's for every day use - holiday, indoor & outdoor parties, in every lightning condition, include low lightning condition.prefer easy to use and produce nice & excellent image, image stabilization.consider all prices..

I dont know much about digicam, so your suggestion is much appreciated before I jump to the camera store like a dumb!!! ..

Comments (11)

There are good number of choices in easy to use designs from brands like Canon, Panasonic, and Sony. 8 Mp is plenty, but it's now common to find 10 Mp cameras as well. Above 10 Mp gets kind of silly. Above $200 most all of them will have stabilization. You might want to go ahead and have a look in the store. Play with the controls a bit to see if they make sense to you.

Kelly Cook..

Comment #1

I just went to the store and they recommend me canon ixus 85 IS or sony cyber shot dscw150..

I found out that under auto focus, when we use the full zoom, sony give much clearer picture.which 1 you recommend me?.

I also found that sony series T digicam have a very nice model but the feature is almost the same with other digicam which much more cheaper than that. is that true?..

Comment #2

Where you advised those camera's or did you try them and and concluded that these two where the one's that suited you best?..

Comment #3

Its in sydney city store, one of the biggest one TED's cameras and PAXTONs. both of the stores recommend me CANON IXUS 85 IS.i tried them, just point and shoot. nothing much..

Will you recommend me good one? coz I didnt really believe what they say. they told me it's the best seller on the market..

I will consider any price up to aud$600.thanks..

Comment #4

Basically I just need an everyday use digicam for indoor and outdoor, even for low lightning condiiton... I hate dark pictures. and I really prefer camera which able to give me nice panorama picture at night... lets say like taking pictures of opera house or river at night without any blurry..

I know that they wont provide excellent picture unless I get the DSLR camera. but I just want good digicam for everyday use, just to keep my memories alive.thanks for the reply..

Comment #5

I would buy a tripod. Even a DSLR won't give you blur-free pictures at night without one...

Comment #6

Night time photos are going to be a little tricky with any camera. I would suggest sticking with the Canon Ixus 860is or Sony W150. Go with the store that makes returns easy. If that is not an option, then have a good long play with both in the store. Get the one whose controls make the best sense to you..

Kelly Cook..

Comment #7

So you reckon those digicam should be fine for me?.

I would like to use the digicam for quite long time before I get another new one.. so if you do have any recommendation that would be much appreciated....

Like I said I just want a camera which useable under low lightning condition. and the sales person told me sony has a good image under low light condition. however as I read some review they said it didnt come in manual control? do you think I will need manual control?.

As I tried my friend old nikon's digicam, it is too sensitive and if you shake a little bit, the pic is blur. tats what my concern as well..

My question sounds stupid but I have really no idea about digicam...

Comment #8

For extreme night photography the exposure would be measured in seconds, of course with the camera on a tripod. Neither camera has manual exposure. But the Canon has a real advantage with a maximum exposure time of 15 sec, versus 2 sec on the Sony. 15 sec is as much as you can ask for on a compact camera. Some of the SLR-like cameras will do better at night, but these are definitely not pocket sized cameras..

To reduce blur you can either run high shutter speeds with high ISO, or use stabilization. Both of these cameras provide for both techniques. But low light photography is not a casual snap-shot game. To get good results in low light you will need to learn how to best use the camera's settings. Or just turn on the flash and stay close to your subject..


Comment #9


I decided to buy a Canon compact digicam next week...

My fren recommended me A590IS or A720IS, however, I found out they use AA batteries and it's quite big size digicam for me, since I have a small hands .

So I want a small canon digicam. which basically can perform general shots indoors and outdoors and might take shots at slightly to moderate low lightning conditions, and general night time shots. optical Zoom might be pretty useful for me when I go travelling..

So recommend me!! thanks everyone!..

Comment #10

The Canon Ixus 80is is very different from those A-series models. It should check off all of your boxes. There are more expensive Ixus models, but they will not do the basic job any better..


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