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Point and shoot cameras
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I like the canon powershot we have, but it is a bit slow to focus and is not great for quick, candid shots. Frankly we never use most of the features. We are not photographers, just folks who take pictures of family, etc.

What is a good, reasonably priced point and shoot camera? I prefer SD cards.

Pocket sized is a plus.
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#2
your phone.
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#3
To clarify, our powershot is not the 2000 series. It is one of the lower numbers(585?) with a lot of features. It's a great camera, but it is NOT point and shoot.

Anyone familiar with the A2500?
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(03-17-2015, 10:47 PM)LesStrat Wrote: To clarify, our powershot is not the 2000 series. It is one of the lower numbers(585?) with a lot of features. It's a great camera, but it is NOT point and shoot.

Anyone familiar with the A2500?

I used to sell them. Does that count?
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#5
Only if you have a recommendation.

Correction: our previous three cameras wer in the A4*5 Series
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#6
The a2500 is the same camera in all respects as the next two models in the line, albeit with a smaller screen.

It has good and relatively fast image stabilization so point and shoot is a possibility. Keep in mind that when using the digital IS you will lose quality but it's a trade-off.
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I'll say again: we are not photographers.

I'm not interested in the "art", just taking quick photos. Me being a photographic artist is less likely than me becoming a Vai impersonator. Sure, I can hold a guitar and make faces, but the shredding ain't happening.
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The issue with a lot of digital cameras is their slow focus speed. Image stabilization helps with that. The a2500 is considered entry level. The controls are easy to use and the layout isn't cluttered. The slight contour of the design makes it more ergonomic which cuts down on "shake".

I'd honestly recommend a camera with a touch-screen so all you need to do to focus is tap on the screen like you would with your phone.

Also, I can't recall but I believe the a2500 has a "burst shot" mode where it takes several photos in rapid succession with one push of the button. That's particularly useful for candid shots because you have the opportunity to pick the best of the bunch.
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#9
I'd be satisfied with a point and shoot cannon... And enough cash in the ol' reserves to keep in powder and cannonballs. huge grin

Can't help with the camera tho - I'm an iPhone convert.
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#10
The iPhone is great for some things, but not all. Strangely enough the iPhone takes a quicker photo in the iMessage more than in camera mode.:scratchch

I do want zoom capability.
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