I don’t endorse products, but I am compelled to point out what I think is a very good camera at a terrific price: The Casio Exilim EX-Z75 7.2MP Digital Camera is now at Amazon for $169.
I cannot believe how inexpensive digital cameras have become.
I have the 5 mega-pixel EX-Z50 — purchased it almost two years ago at closer to $300 bucks. At the time, it was a good price for a good camera. However, it does not have many of the features of the EX-Z75.
The next step up is the 10 megapixel Casio Exilim EX-Z1050 — but I cannot see what justifies the 33% premium over the 7.2MG models.
Even more astounding, the 1 GB cards are now under $15 (See this: SanDisk SDSDB-1024-A10 1 GB Secure Digital Card). I think I paid $49 for a half GB card "way back" then.
I may end up buying a 2nd one as a just-in-case-camera. If it breaks or gets lost, its not a $500 hit.
Stylish, slim, compact model featuring 7.2 million effective pixels and 3x optical zoom.
Generous new 2.6-inch wide LCD display (14:9 aspect ratio).
Setting information displayed on right side of monitor to improve viewing and ease of use.
Easy Mode for simple shooting with intuitive menus.
Anti-Shake DSP for reducing photo blur due to shaky hands or moving subjects.
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