Point & Shoot Cameras

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The Point & Shoot camera is a very important part of my life.  I have a Point & Shoot with me at all times.  Having a baby means that I carry approximately 15 tons of stuff with me at all times and the SLR is just not always appropriate or convenient to carry along.  There is nothing more overwhelming then trying to pick one from the thousands of cameras out there.  I’m going to share with you a few from Amazon, which I’ve found to be very price competitive with nearly any sale at local big retailers.  Here’s how I recommend you pick out your Point & Shoot if you don’t have one now or if you’re buying one for someone as a gift.

1. Determine your price point.
2. What’s the technical ability of the user?  Some of these Point & Shoots have a LOT of settings and customizations.  And others have a button for the shutter and that’s it.  More is not always better in this area.  Sometimes more options leads to people making the wrong choices and then all their photos are discolored, out of focus, or the camera is just too complicated for them to learn to use.  
3. Figure out how many Megapixels you would want (more Megapixels = bigger prints you can have made)  
4. Zoom.  Most of the cameras have 2, 3, 5 or 8x optical zoom.  Will you be shooting images of a subject in the distance but you want the photo to be “close”?  More zoom for you.

Nikon Coolpix S550 10 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom (Graphite Black)



Sony Cybershot DSCW120 7.2MP Digital Camera with 4x Optical Zoom with Super Steady Shot (Silver)



Panasonic Lumix DMC-FS5P-K 10.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle MEGA OpticalImage Stabilized Zoom (Black)



Casio Exilim EX-S10RD 10.1MP 3x Zoom 2.7-Inch LCD Screen Digital Camera (Red)




Olympus Stylus 840 8.0MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Dual Image Stabilized Zoom (Black)



Samsung S860 8.1MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Black)




Kodak EasyShare M863 8.2MP Digital Camera with 3x Optical Zoom (Red)




Fisher-Price Kid-Tough Digital Camera Blue [Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging]

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