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    Hi Everyone, I wasn't sure if I should ask this question in the open forum or here, I chose here.

    I am looking to buy myself (or get a gift from Santa... ) a new camera. I would like a point and shoot type one because I hate the one I have now, I constantly have to turn the dial and figure out which setting to use.

    From what I have read here Anna, John (Happy Hiker) and Mark Truman all use a point and shoot, and each one takes AMAZING picutres.

    One of them have a Cyber-shot? DSC-H7 digital type, but I don't remember which.

    Any help is appreciated....

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    Hi Cathy, I just replaced a point and shoot Nikon Coolpix 4600 with a Canon Rebel. I didn't like the Nikon so much, but it is handy for shooting from horseback and will keep it. My first digital camera was a Kodak easy share and I liked those pictures much better. Unfortunately, the Kodak was in my pocket a few years ago when I did an unexpected back flip off the dock at the in-laws' beach house. Salt water and cameras don't mix. I'm still learning about the Rebel, it's my first SLR camera.

    Check the prices at QVC. My daughter got the same camera I did from QVC and got a much better deal. I did, however, feel good about supporting a local merchant and am able to go back and ask questions.

    Good luck!

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    Kathy, I have several friends with Canon point and shoot cameras. Most of them want a good zoom, image stabilization and a wide angle lens. The biggest problem is there are too many models. But, if you define the features that are important to you - then you can find models that will match based on the situations you will get into.
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    i have an older canon power shot sd79ois
    i love it but im looking to get another one because this one is getting old and i could use something a little up to date
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    Check out the PowerShot SX230 HS. The wide angle lens is not as wide as I would like - but the rest of the features look very good.

    http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consum...rshot_sx230_hs
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    Thank you all. Brad I am going to read through the reviews of this camera to see what others say about it, it looks small and light weight. But I see it has that dial where I have to find the proper setting, that's the biggest pain that my current camera has now, I can never find the best setting and it doens't do motion well and I can never do an action shot. But I will def. check it out.

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