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    quick! point and shoot recommendation

    My youngest leaves Wednesday for his school Explore America trip. Had planned to send my old Canon point and shoot with him. But after digging it out, (doesn't get used much), it seems to be having some issues. Any recommendations for a relatively inexpensive point and shoot. I am a bit partial to Canon, but would consider another. Something he can carry in his backpack or jacket pocket.
    I'm also a bit over a barrel as shopping is limited! I will be able to look around on Monday (heading to the city) so something maybe Walmart, Sam's, or like places would have in stock.
    Thanks a BUNCH!!
    Brenda - wife, mother, animal lover!
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    They change so quickly! I always use dpreview to help me choose. Here's the point-and-shoot section
    http://www.dpreview.com/products/compacts/statistics
    Then click to view the different categories.
    I was very impressed with my daughter's fujifilm finepix that I bought last year.
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    Fuji has awesome color and Finepix is a great choice. I would second that.
    Sarah
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    Thanks for the tips! Time to do some homework!!
    Brenda - wife, mother, animal lover!
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    Love my Fuji Finepix....I looked for rechargeable batteries and high resolution.
    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by home in ottawa View Post
    Love my Fuji Finepix....I looked for rechargeable batteries and high resolution.
    Those things are definitely on my list as well. Now if I can just find what I need on Monday!
    Brenda - wife, mother, animal lover!
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    My Dad asked me this very question yesterday. So glad you posted since I only use my DSLR or my iPhone. I forwarded him the link.
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    I too am a Canon girl. I don't think you could go wrong with a Nikon either! There are other great brands out there too, but I would stick with one of these two if I were to buy something. Good luck with your research and purchase!
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    I've had a point and shoot Canon for several years and have loved it. I've been very pleases with the photos. Mine was a couple hundred but I know there are cheaper versions available.
    Sharon
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