Best 5 (or better mega pixel) camera under $300.00
Posted on 2006-06-12
I am looking for recommendations for the best (probably slightly subjective but I will look up the reviews) digital camera with the following specifications:
I am looking for two camera recommendations (one might fit for both but I doubt it):
Camera one (priced at $200.00 or less):
- Ability to use as a basic video camera (meaning unlimited mpeg4 640x480 with sound recording - limited only by memory)
- SD memory card
- 5 mega pixel or better
- nice to have: use "AA" batteries
Camera two (priced at $300 or less):
All the above features plus must have:
- Exceptional macro feature (close up photography)
- long exposure capability (meaning more than the typical 2 - 8 seconds) I would like something up to 16 seconds or more (like my wonderful Olympus C4040Z)
- very small footprint (like the Casio Exslim's)
- nice to have: use 'AA' batteries but I guess you can't have that AND "very small footprint"
Both cameras must have good ratings.