looking for afordable pocket-sized camera

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by lollysticky, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. lollysticky

    lollysticky [H]Lite

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    Dear [H] member


    I'm looking for a small, affordable pocket-sized video camera
    and would like to spend 200 dollars max on it. I don't have any previous experience with buying this kind of hardware, so bare with me as I divulge my 'demands':

    - small & pocket-sized
    - preferably 12 MP foto / 1080p video (I don't know if this is possible for the 200 dollar range)
    - it doesn't need to have fancy quirks or features; I'm not a professional, it's for occasional movie recording.


    I really liked the Canon S100, but it's about twice the money I'ld like to spend :D


    grtz,


    -lollysticky-
     
  2. darktiger

    darktiger [H]ard|DCer of the Month - April 2007

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    How about a used or new S95? I have one and love it...
     
  3. MN Scout

    MN Scout 2[H]4U

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    The S100 does look nice!

    I would recommend you checking out the Canon ELPH 300 HS $180 1080P, 12MP, Nice wide lens starting 24mm then going to 120mm. Optical zoom during recording unlike the ELPH 100 HS.

    Cameralabs.com review of the above.

    I don't have this camera, so I can't make too many comments about it. Other than it reviews really well.

    Let us know what you end up with, and how you like it.

    Edit: The ELPH 310 has image stabilization during video - $210. That would be helpful. You lose the wide 24mm though, but you gain a bit more reach at 224mm vs 120. I'd look hard at this one.
     
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  4. lollysticky

    lollysticky [H]Lite

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    thanks for the intel. I'll look at all your suggestions :)