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2007 Gift Cameras

November 29th, 2007

My 2007 recommendations for gift cameras are:

Canon G9: Approx $450 dpreview

Canon SD870-IS: Approx $330 dpreview

Canon SD750: Approx $225 dpreview

The G9 is just a fantastic Rangefinder camera that shoots RAW. This camera is in a class by itself, absolutely nothing compares. See My NOV 17 Compact RAW Cameras post.

The SD870IS is a good all around camera for the point and shooter. It’s well worth the extra $105 dollars over the SD750. The SD750 is a real bargain at $225. Let me compare the two for you: The SD870 IS is very slightly bigger: 3.7 x 2.3 x 1.0 inch vs. 3.6 x 2.2 x 0.8 in . The SD870 IS is also a better camera. Wider lens, brighter flash, auto ASA, Image Stabilization,and more pixels.

Don’t forget a small protective case like: Lowepro Rezo 15(SD870IS) Compact Camera Pouch 15.99 OR Rezo 10 for the SD750.

You’ll also need big SD card: I recommend a Sandisc 4GB Secure Digital SD card $52.

Here are few gift ideas for those family members who already have cameras. These also make nice additions to a camera purchase:

Photoshop Elements 6

ACDSee 10 Photo Manager

Digital Picture Frames are also hot items this year. I like the idea of gifting one of these with images pre-loaded. It’s very difficult to evaluate these because you really need to see it and there aren’t many places that you can get your eyes on one. The technology built into the high end models is amazing. Some of the high tech models have 802.11b/g wireless and are web enabled for photo sharing. You can load images from any internet connection to a frame on Grandmas wall. Very cool, but expensive and complicated to set up.

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