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    Until Friday, I had a Canon A560 that had all the features I loved, including AA batteries,7 megabytes, good zoom and wide angle. It was a pleasure to use and it fit in my tank bag. Unfortunately it is a discontinued model. It was in my pocket when I went to the grocery store and some jerk parked so close to me I had to practically crawl back into my SUV. Apparently, it fell out of my jacket pocket and was lost forever. No one turned it in to the service desk lost and found (I hope whoever found it and is keeping it, catches some horrible disease like leprosy)
    Anyway, I bought a Nikon 14 megabyte #L24 to replace it. It seems to have many of the same features and is small enough to fit in a tank bag. Never again will I put anything in my jacket pocket!
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    I learned to shoot a picture of my card with contact info and "protect" the picture so that if it gets lost there's a chance it will be returned. Worked for Paul the one time he lost his.

    My favorite camera is the Panasonic Lumix DMC ZS10. Super zoom is something I use all the time and the features mean I'm constantly learning new ways to use it, though if you just set it on Intelligent Assist it does everything quite well. I just found the High Dynamic setting and was trying it out yesterday. The Leica lens means great quality to your photos.

    Best prices seem to be on Amazon.
    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-...0350479&sr=8-3

    If you don't NEED red, you can find better prices. It's been on WOOT for $159 lately.

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    I find the Canon SX230 HS to be compact, excellent quality and moderately priced.

    http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/p...rshot_sx230_hs
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    Do yourself a favor and look here... But... Prepare to be over whelmed.

    Anything, about any camera, ever, is listed here. With specs and sample images.

    Good Luck.

    http://www.dpreview.com/
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    http://www.steves-digicams.com/

    Another good source

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    Kodaks going cheap

    Another thing to consider is that Kodak recently announced they are getting out of the digital camera business so stores like Office Max, etc. are starting to close out remaining Kodaks at discounted prices. Kodak actually makes/made some pretty good point and shoot cameras. They are worth looking at.
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    Check out Woot, today only:

    http://www.woot.com/

    Another review site:
    http://shop.retrevo.com/m/search/pro...501&m=23889631

    And my favorite, Panasonic Lumix:
    http://shop.retrevo.com/m/search/pro...568&m=23893845

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    Panasonic has a really nice Lumix that is compact, shockproof, and waterproof, freezeproof. Makes HD movies too. Snorkeled with it in Grand Cayman. Great little unit!

    http://www.amazon.com/Panasonic-DMC-.../dp/B004KKZ0KG
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    Thanks again for all of your suggestions. I now have a good list of potential cameras and have been visiting the site many of you have recommended. The information on the sites is overwhelming especially for a rookie. My goal now is to see and handle the cameras you all have recommended, but they are not available in the small town in which we live. In the next couple of weeks I will be in a larger town with both a Costco and Bestbuy and hope to get a feel for the ergonomics of the recommended cameras, then I will probably order online.

    Thanks again for all of your help. This forum is a tremendous tool for gathering useful information and sharing and learning from others experience.

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    Camera models change constantly. Just stick with a major brand. Personally, I like Canon and Sony, but there are plenty of other good choices.
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    You might consider getting a used camera. Everyone seems to want the newest models and trade in perfectly good cameras that would be more than adequate for your purposes. It won't cost as much and would probably have more than enough features. You don't need cutting edge technology. Also, if it gets lost or broken you won't have as much money invested in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by walterK75 View Post
    You might consider getting a used camera. Everyone seems to want the newest models and trade in perfectly good cameras that would be more than adequate for your purposes. It won't cost as much and would probably have more than enough features. You don't need cutting edge technology. Also, if it gets lost or broken you won't have as much money invested in it.
    We always buy refurbished or used from a reputable source since they've just been completely gone through to detect any more problems. And save big money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Voni View Post
    We always buy refurbished or used from a reputable source since they've just been completely gone through to detect any more problems. And save big money!

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    +1, save a lot of $$ this way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skibum View Post
    The information on the sites is overwhelming especially for a rookie.
    This is the time when it's good to go look at example images.
    We all "see" things a little bit different and we also have different monitors.
    I'd say go take a look at what they can do...
    Not how they look. That comes later.

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    Oh. You will also discover many of these P&S cameras are made by a few manufacturers.

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