camera woes

i’m putting this here in writing so you can all hold me to it: I will buy a new digital camera by next tuesday.

yes, last week i dropped mine, and now there’s a piece of tape holding the memory card’s cover closed. if that’s not a sign that it’s time, i don’t know what is.

I’m having a problem making my final decision on which one to buy. I was decided on the Canon SD30 in bright purple, but then I started reading some reviews that made the indoor pictures sound really bad.

anyway, here’s what i’m looking for:

  • ultra compact
  • can take a decent indoor picture without a flash (i hate having devil eyes)
  • performs passably in low light, with and without a flash
  • i don’t really need more than 4 or 5 MPs. frankly, i don’t need more than the 2 i have right now, but the ability to crop photos and still get decent prints from them will be nice.

I’ve been considering everything from the Panasonic Lumix, to the Casio Exlim, to the waterproof Pentax. I go to the electronics store and freeze in panic.

I’m leaning towards a canon SD450 (or something that’s a direct upgrade to my s200). any comments? suggestions? i’m going crazy here. i’m having a hard time stomaching switching from a canon (I mean, i even had the s100!!) but some of the other cameras are really pretty…

5 Responses to “camera woes”

  1. Lisa Says:

    I own a Panasonic Lumix. The lens is better than most (supposedly) and I haven’t had any qualms about it.

  2. Jeff Says:

    CLEARLY, this is the camera for you:

    you can thank me for this advice when you get back to Toronto.

  3. jenn Says:

    thanks jeffy boy! and lisa too 🙂

  4. Danny Says:

    When I bought my digicam, I followed the zen of Steve… It bore out well:
    Personally, I grabbed the Sony DSC-W5

  5. James Says:

    Jenn, (It’s James from IBM!)

    Flora and I are also looking for a new digital camera for a while now. We decided to wait for the Sony Cybershot DSC-T9 to come out that has the lastest image stabilization technology built in (yes we hate fuzzy photos taken at night too). It would take a lot better pictures than other cameras with not a lot of light (i.e. not using flash). We went to the Sony store to test it out in dark places and it works great. We’re going to buy this one but just need to shop for the cheapest price now. It sells for $579+tax in Canada

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