View Full Version : Buying 2nd camera...........
12-03-2010, 03:12 PM
Hi......I have a Nikon D80 which I absolutely LOVE.....
but........I would also LOVE to have a point and shoot camera again just to keep in my pocket for easier travel and less wear and tear on my D80. I was looking at the Nikon S1100pj. I really like the projector feature, and am impressed with all the modes it offers, mega pixels etc. for being a point and shoot. Does anyone have any experience with this piece? or any advice?
Tracey, just wondering how much you wanted to spend on this approximately??
12-03-2010, 04:53 PM
Hi Kaye. I would like to spend as little as possible LOL :p
however, my boyfriend is wanting my "list" so Im checking it twice before I hand it in...... ;) and I need to put a camera on it, I just wanted to get some feed back on this model if I could before I jumped on it ya know. I did look at other "purple" models with simular features..... but I like this one. and it runs depending on where you get it 309-349. but I also wanted to stay open minded to suggestions,and advise especially if this is a "not so great choice" ??? (decision for my D80 was easy, its what the Portrait people were using that took our family portraits !) hehehe
12-03-2010, 07:07 PM
I would suggest you do a google for your camera name and the word REVIEW, that will get you the info you need. :)
12-03-2010, 11:35 PM
I am not familiar with that model, but I do own 2 Nikon 5500 point and shoots and love them. Had them for over 2 years now and neither has given me any grief. Just my humble input.
12-08-2010, 02:22 PM
The world of the point and shoot, IMHO is growing faster by leaps and bounds than the top of the line dSLRs. While the cream of the crops are now making relatively smaller and smaller improvements, I think that because of how "not good" P&S were in the past, they had a lot of room to grow.
Though there are many good P&S cameras out there and I am a Nikon shooter, I really think that Canon still makes the slightly better P&S.
Last year I bought my father (the man that walked around with Nikon film cameras most of his life), a Canon SD970is. I first saw this camera in the hands of my girlfriend. Her son went out and researched cameras that were of above average quality but more than anything else, were quick to start and very easy to use.
This camera is the first P&S that I know that has ISO 400 as clean as ISO 50, which really impressed me. We did some night shots with it and the image stabilization (IS) along with ISO 400 gave very crisp, clear, noise-free shots at night. The autofocus is fast for a P&S, but still slow compared to dSLR standards. The video is a nice 720p HO video, but one has to be careful of the placement of the hands because the mic is near the top.
Placed in full auto mode, the shutter button is large enough for people to access without looking. It does not have controls for aperture or shutter, and has some nice scene modes like aquarium and so on. That is exactly why you choose a P&S, right?
This camera, when it came out was a $400 camera. For that amount, there are some better cameras in the price range, however, you can find them today in stores and online for under $250, and that makes this camera easily the best sub-$300 P&S on the market IMHO.
But like anything else, a year has passed, ad I am sure there is something else out there now that is better. This is a very competitive segment of the market!
12-09-2010, 10:12 PM
Hi Tracey, I recently had my old canon powershot (which I loved) replaced under insurance after a house break in. They replaced it with one of the new Canon Ixus models and I have to say I am really impressed with this little gem. It takes amazing photos in just about every condition I have thrown at it, the only nit I have is that the recessed on /off button is about the size of a match head and if it wasnt for my little girly fingers I would probably have a hard time turning it on and off. I don't think you could go too far wrong with any of the later model P&S these days.
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