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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 2015-09-11, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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Which $100-200 Camera is better?

I am considering buy one of these cameras which do you think is better the Nikon Coolpix S3700 or the Sony Cyber-Shot W830 .Also any other suggestions within the 100-200 price range would be appreciated.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 2015-09-11, 11:12 PM
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I'd suggest you look for a second hand compact system camera (interchangeable lens, the micro-four-thirds or format is quite popular -- some times abbreviated as MFT or M43 or even MF3). The cameras you mentioned (and anything in that price range, really) will have a tiny sensor, almost incapable of taking picture in less than ideal conditions. The sensor will be the same size as the one in your phone, and won't take better pictures (don't let megapixel counts fool you).
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 2015-09-11, 11:24 PM
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I ended up getting an Olympus for a recent Europe trip. I have a mega-zoom but did not want to carry something big (plus the megazoom had a tiny sensor -- made that mistake a few years back). The Olympus was small enough that I could carry it in my cargo pants pocket, or even separate the lens and body and carry in regular pockets. If you want something small enough for a shirt pocket this isn't it. But there are some lenses available that are pretty close to flush with the body (you won't get a zoom on those but the camera becomes quite portable). In my case I wanted some kind of soft case to carry them around and I ended up getting a couple draw-string sunglasses bags from an Optician's store. The beauty with these cameras is you will actually be able to take decent shots in-doors or in the evening, and if you want to get fancy there are many other lenses you can try out (wide-angle, telephoto).
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