Digital cameras forum: best camera for me?

by: hotshoezach December 8, 2012 8:55 AM PST

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best camera for me?

by hotshoezach - 12/8/12 8:55 AM

I'm looking for a camera to take with me to NYC here in a few weeks, and this is what i'm looking for:

-budget of $300 maximum (and even that's pushing it, because i wanted to get extra batteries)

-nice shot-to-shot speed, it would be nice if it started up quick as well, so i can keep up with the hustle and bustle of the city

-crisp daylight photos

probably the feature i'm most worried about:
-As good of night shots as i can get for this price range, with flash of course... i don't see myself getting a very nice DSLR for $300. i know that much. but i'm going to be there for New Year's Eve, and it would be nice to get some decent photos of myself and the people i'm going with, and the lights and things that are going on. even if i have to use flash to get them.

-Panorama shot capability-- i'd love to get a panorama of some places there.

-GPS & WiFi.... it would be nice to let my family know what i'm doing as soon as it happens, the WiFi feature is very nice in my opinion.

i'm not worried about it being compact, i'm more worried of the actual performance of the camera. Putting it on a strap won't upset me because i can keep track of it easier that way.

basically, in essence, i'd like a point-and-shoot because that's all i really have the money for right now, but one that does a little moreso.

Cameras i was looking at:

-Canon ELPH110HS
-Sony DSC-HX30V

and a couple others, but i figured i'd ask more knowledgeable people what sounds right for me.

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