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November 6, 2008

The Best Compact Digital Cameras Under $250

PC World has come up with a 5-camera short list for those of you looking for a compact point-and-shoot under $250. This is a great list, and we're going weigh in--go for the Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS--it's the best of all worlds. Image quality is great, camera is compact and nicely styled and there are some unique features like direct print and high ISO.
canon_A590IS.jpgCanon PowerShot A590 IS ($117)
8-megapixels, 4X optical zoom, image stabilization, face detection, 2.5-inch LCD screen, video/audio capture, AA batteries. Read the full review here.

casio_EXZ150.jpgCasio Exilim EX-Z150 ($158)
8.1-megapixels, 4X optical zoom, 28mm wide angle lens, image stabilization, face detection, 3-inch LCD screen, video/audio capture, rechargeable battery. Drawback: shutter delay. Read the full review here.

pentax_optioA40.pngPentax Optio A40 ($191)
12-megapixels, 3X optical zoom, image stabilization, face detection, 2.5-inch LCD screen, high-quality video/audio capture, rechargeable battery. Drawback: noise in low light. Read the full review here.

canon_SD1100IS.jpgCanon PowerShot SD1100 IS ($160)
8-megapixels, 3X optical zoom, image stabilization, face detection, high ISO, direct-to-printer features, 2.5-inch LCD screen, video/audio capture, rechargeable battery. Read the full review here.

nikon_coolpixS210.jpgNikon Coolpix S210 ($149)
8.1-megapixels, 3X optical zoom, time lapse feature, many scene modes, high ISO, 2.5-inch LCD screen, video/audio capture, rechargeable battery. Drawback: susceptible to shake and blur. Read the full review here.

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Posted by Susan Moriarty at November 6, 2008 12:52 PM
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