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01-07-2008, 05:25 AM   #106
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I use a Pentax Optio S, bought by my dad back in 2003. Despite considerable age and wear, it has never let us down.

01-07-2008, 07:50 AM   #107
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Did a quick review of all the responses

In total 96 different cameras, 122 total back ups (past and present listed)

Overall winner was fuji finepix A30 with 7

By manufacturer

Argus - 1
Canon - 26
Casio - 6
Contax - 2
Fuji - 20
Kodak - 2
Minolta (inc Konica) - 2
Nikon - 8
Olympus - 12
Panasonic - 13
Pentax - 19
Ricoh - 1
Samsung - 1
Sony - 6
Yashika - 1
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I'm almost ashamed to admit it but, my back-up is a Canon PowerShot A520.. It takes amazing photos though and, the black and whites are stellar.. But, I'll be honest with you, I keep an Olympus 35mm with me at ALL times.
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I have the Canon A510 (same as 520 but only 3MP). In good light it does pretty well, I like that it has all the manual modes (Av/Tv/P/M, EC, etc....) and it can fit in my pocket. Sucks indoors though Flash takes like 10 seconds to recharge. Haven't used it in awhile. I take it when I go fishing once a year.

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I also had an old 2001 era HP Photosmart 315 with 2.1 MP, a friend still takes pictures with it and with it's limited, by design, 128mb CF card

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I have the Olympus C 750 UZ. It's a great little camera with a 10x zoom.


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QuoteOriginally posted by egordon99 Quote
I have the Canon A510 (same as 520 but only 3MP). In good light it does pretty well, I like that it has all the manual modes (Av/Tv/P/M, EC, etc....) and it can fit in my pocket. Sucks indoors though Flash takes like 10 seconds to recharge. Haven't used it in awhile. I take it when I go fishing once a year.
Ha, they must have squeaked a minor improvement in the flash recharge time for the A520, it's only 9.5 seconds.. haha

Not a good indoor low-light camera BUT, having manual in such a small point and shoot in practically unheard of, especially when it was made.
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My trusty Canon PowerShot S110. Only 2MP, but a great little camera. Still kicking after 6 years.

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I take my not so little Kodak Z730 with me everywhere. 5mp and 4x zoom it also has a proper viewfinder and full manual controls. it's quite quick too.
01-19-2008, 11:10 AM   #115
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Back-up p/s- Olympus C-550 (my first digital camera...still love it)

Main camera- Pentax K100D super

Had a Canon S1 IS but gave it my sister and brother-in-law after buying the K100D super. They were thrilled (guess they don't know about pentax ).
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As a back-up digital, I have a pentax optio MX. The reason for this one are a wee bit particular, since my wife's right hand doesn't work, she tried about a hundred different P&S, and she found out the handle on this one could be used with the left hand. Case dismissed!
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I still love my Canon S2 IS, image stabilization, 2.6 fps, electronic viewfinder, 12X optical zoom (about 420mm), 6mp I think. And the large LCD flips out, and rotates around in all directions for self pics or holding up high to get an impossible shot with an SLR (above a fence at the zoo I can flip out the screen and angle down so I can see it). The newer S5 how even has a hot shoe connection! I can't believe I paid $600 with warranty at Best Buy a couple of years ago for it! (still under warranty too!).
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Take an Optio W20 with me pretty much everywhere, especially when I don't have my dSLR with me. Put it into a Case Logic case and drop it into the backpack. Small enough that it is an easy carry. Takes decent pictures.

Still have, but rarely use a Sony DSC-S75. Can't believe it cost almost as much as my Pentax bodies. And only 3.34 megapixels. Good little camera still. Even has an optical viewfinder. Only reason I won't "upgrade" is that most digitals sold these days do not have an optical viewfinder.
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Apart from my K10D and DS I have a Fuji S6500fd and Fuji Z1. The latter perfect for the pocket.
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Canon A630 with the CHDK hack. The K100D Super replaced my Sony H2 which I'm trying to sell. My wife uses a Canon SD600. I think we may replace the SD600 with something similar in size but with face detection now that we have 2 kids to focus on.

I had an F10 when they were first released. I never should have sold that one.

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