You might also consider the Olympus shock and waterproof line. I have a 720 SW that I carry when someone else is carrying the 'big' camera. Pic quality is very good, check ebay for deals on NIB models.
Joined: Fri May 13, 2005 8:05 am Posts: 1385 Location: 395
I have the canon elph SD800 IS wide angle p and s. It's awesome!
My last two TR's are all shot w/ it and the wide angle is really cool for landscape. It even takes great riding photos.
7 mps allow u to crop really tight w/out losing quality too
Joined: Mon Nov 12, 2007 5:17 pm Posts: 29 Location: Mammoth Lakes, California
i have the canon sd850is and love it. the image stabilization helps me.
its about as llight and small as you'll find with great quality. I have had two and they are both still cranking along though I've been beating the crap out of them both. I recommend getting a plastic LCD cover that glues on the screen to block the sun, but I got it to protect the screen in my pocket. It works. I dont think any p and s cameras are fast enough to get the money shot. I tried a bigger expensive memory card, as recommended, and I do think it makes it faster.
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 1:57 am Posts: 1104 Location: Santa Barbara, CA/Ashland, OR
Pentax Optio W10-literally WATERPROOF, I've taken many underwater shots and they turn out great, also good for surfing (if you're into that sort of thing), took all the pics on these TRs, also, go to my photobucket to see other shots it's taken...:
Joined: Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:12 am Posts: 829 Location: PNW Hood Canal
fuji finepix z1. Only negatives are that it requires a tray to sit in and download photos and charge the battery and that is uses a proprietary battery not able to replace them on the fly. If you have it charged and keep it warm it works great in the bc. Probably not as good an option as some of the others. Very compact and easy to use though.
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Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:42 am Posts: 2372 Location: California
Thanks for all of the recommendations guys. I've had good luck with Canon in the past so I went with the Canon SD1100 IS. I'm far from a guru but so far I've been very happy. The quality of the pictures seems good and it takes pictures very quickly and is compact. Thanks again.