Digital Cameras: Your input please!


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I'm after a new digital camera... mine ended up in a pond while photgraphing some koi :oops:

In short, I would like a nice camera I can point and click (with relative speed aswell) and it will take a nice photo. Probably wanting to spend no more than £100/$150.

Any suggestions?
First of all, here is a good website to have a quick review of digital camera: Dpreview (the forum is full of information but it... really s#cks)
I recently read a lot of good review about this Sony (dscrx100).
I am using an "old" Canon S90... and it's really good and avoids me to take my reflex. The new model seems to be now the S110.

But those cameras should be above 150$ for last models. May be second hands: you should avoid ebay... search on your resellers websites. I don't know in England but in France now many have a second hand section on their website with a warranty of 3~6 months (for reflex & lens).
I hear amazon are doing some good deals on some 1950's vintage cameras $165.
I recommend taking a look at the 20 November episode of Tekzilla at because there is a run-down of many of the latest digital cameras you may want to look at. Should be able to view that episode online and skip right to the part on the cameras (helpful "dots" on the progress bar to show you where to skip to).
I've always had a good experience with canon and you can get some great refurbs from their online store
Here's the US link, but if you're UK I'm sure they have their own site.
You can probably google reviews from there.

I got my girlfriend a T3i (with lens) when those were fairly new for about $450 :)
Since it's black friday you may find coupons to make the deal extra awesome. I'm generally able to find at least a free shipping offer for orders over $100.
Well, if you follow and/or believe Ken Rockwell, the iPhone 5 does a pretty decent job of doing what you want.
Go here:
and search the page for 'iphone 5'

Ken archives his "Today's Updates" page on a monthly basis right now. You may need to go to the page mentioned above, search for 'November 2012', click on that link and then find the iPhone 5 paragraph.

If you're into mirrorless cameras, Thom Hogan has a pretty good site up and running now called sans Mirror:

Hope this helps...
For just a bit more you can get a top rated so-called Travel Zoom:

But I also like the pocketable Canons - they take great pics right out of the box.

Right in your price range:

To be honest, "a little bit more" is too much, I just need something to shove in my back pocket so when i'm out photographing Koi at the mud ponds or bowling them up for sale I can just flip it out, take a close up photo which will take a nice high quality picture to post online. It will probably last less than a year by the time its been battered and bruised with day to day usage.
Ended up going for the Nikon COOLPIX S8200.

Little more than I wanted to spend, but the quality seems to be there.
Funnily enough. I'd recommend either an iPhone 5 or Galaxy S3.

I took my Pentax Optio W90 on holiday and a couple of times forgot to take it out with me, so pulled out the iPhone thinking I may get 1 or 2 shots that were ok. Every single damn photo came out MILES better than the Pentax! Even low light ones were amazing.

Not sure if the latest iTouch has the same camera as the iPhone 5, but if it does it's certainly better than pretty much ever point-and-shoot digital camera around the same price.
30-120-576-Z01.jpg£124.50 (200USD) on sale now and would probably work for you
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