The old "what camera" question?

Started Sep 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
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The old "what camera" question?
Sep 28, 2012

I usually use a DSLR so I’m out of touch with the compact camera market.
A neighbor asked me to suggest a compact for her.

She is not a professional or particularly technically oriented but has a good artistic feeling for photos

Can anyone help?
I tried the database and buying guides here and it didn’t help much this time.
Here are her wishes:

  • under 200 Euro ! new, not second hand , but doesn’t need to be the latest model

  • Compact form, could be a bit bigger and doesn’t need to be ultra compact

  • important is quick and responsive use with quick turn-on time, focusing, and short shot to shot time

  • Zoom with good wide angle, x5 zoom is good enough

  • image quality OK to good, doesn’t have to be perfect, and good low light performance desired

  • built in flash

  • LCD as big as possible

  • mainly for point and shoot but some manual options desired

  • pixel count, not so important

So , Is she dreaming or does something like this exist?

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