I’m not sure if this is the right forum for this sort of question…
I recently bought myself a canon rebel to use at school. I love it, but the problem is that it’s too large to really travel w/ all the time. Obvious problem, i know.
I don’t have alot of spare cash but I’d like to buy myself a second, point and shoot camera that can easily fit in my bag and that has a decent zoom and image stabilization. I don’t need anything fancy, I just want to be able to document details i see when walking around.
i’m considering the Powershot A590 IS. I’m aware that it’s an ugly camera, but I just want something that’s functional.
I’d be willing to spend up to around 200 dollars if there’s a significantly better option out there but I’d prefer to spend as little as possible.
any opinions? what point and shoot do you carry around, do you like it?
I would get something even more compact. I’ve had a Canon Powershot SD600 for a few years now and I love it because it’s always in my bag. Portability is everything (especially since you have the option of your super-nice camera), I just got a Powershot SD890IS, and it’s really good too.
If by ‘document details,’ you mean design research and related spontaneous stuff, consider getting a Flip MinoHD - for roughly $200 you can use it as both a research camera and camcorder. Dunno if it has image stabilization though.
The SD890IS looks like a real possibility. Amazon has it reduced to a little under 200 dollars and it seems to have positive reviews all around.
As to the camcorder. I’ve never really filmed anything. I don’t know if i’d use the video settings often enough to justify buying a camcorder instead of a plain camera. I’m starting my first year of design this fall so I guess I don’t know what’s standard for design research. Is video a pretty standard component? Ultimately I am interested in buying something that I can use for the next couple of years, so yes, I did want to use this camera to help w/ design research.
Thanks for your perspective…you’re giving me considerations/variables that wouldn’t have occurred to me otherwise.