Yet another imported post

I’m not sure what camera to get. Currently I have the Canon PowerShot A40, which I bought in like 2002-2003. It takes great pictures but in low light situations it is extremely slow – sometimes 5-10 seconds between pressing the shutter and the flash going off. It also takes 4 AA batteries, which makes the camera heavier and bulky. I borrowed my mom’s Canon Digital Rebel for a few weeks, and while it took awesome pictures and was really fast, it was just too big (and expensive) for me. As much of a nerd as I am, I really don’t have much interest in the art of photography and prefer something I can just whip out and point and shoot. So currently I’m looking at two cameras that seem to be pretty similar to each other: Canon PowerShot A530 and Canon PowerShot A610. The 530 only requires 2 AA batteries and is around $50 cheaper than the 610, which takes 4 AAs. The biggest difference I could find was the size of the LCD (which I don’t care about) and the 610 appears to take higher res movie clips. Reviews My favorite camera review site, Steve’s Digicams, reviewed them both – A530, A610. I’ll have to think about it some more.

Comparison of a few Canon models