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Subject: Need Help w/Point&Shoot Date: 12/27/2012 9:09 PM
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Hi.

I got a Sony DSC-HX10V Point and Shoot for Christmas:
http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/sony-cyber-shot-dsc/...

I wanted something small for my purse so I wouldn't always have to be taking pics with my phone when I don't have a larger camera with me. But this seems a bit larger and heavier than others. I know that's because it's got a 16x optical zoom and no touchscreen to it.

I could exchange it for two other cameras:
Canon Elph 530 HS
http://reviews.cnet.com/digital-cameras/canon-powershot-elph...

Or

Nikon Coolpix s6400
http://www.cnet.com.au/nikon-coolpix-s6400_specs-339342233.h...

I'm at a loss. I like the idea of a long zoom, these other 2 are 12x, which seem pretty good, they also have touchscreens, which seem logical in this day and age; AND they are smaller and lighter.

The Sony, OTOH, seems to have a pretty good sensitivity for low-light with a 30 sec max shutter opening for low-light situations.

Eventually, I want to get the Canon Rebel T3i, but right now, this is a gift and would be nice to have something a little more versatile than my iPhone, with certainly more room, but that takes photos good enough to enlarge. I do want it to be pretty compact, however. I also cannot figure out if any of them take RAW. I'm accustomed to doing that with my old Canon G3.

Do any of you have any input on any of this?

Thanks much,
Caat
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