Alex needs a backup camera for his Canon 5D Mk. II. Leo says that while point and shoots will do that, he's really fallen in love with micro 4/3s cameras. They're smaller, but they give the clarity of the 5D thanks to interchangeable lenses. The Olympus OM-D is the one that Leo has.
Steve wants a good compact camera that he can take quick pictures with, and also works well in low light. Leo says that cameras have gotten faster and shutter lag is almost gone. When dealing with "pocket to picture" or power on time, that's still a challenge. Shooting in burst mode is a good thing as well.
- Sony Cybershot DSC-600
This is a good camera, but pricey. It has great low light performance.
Doug needs an easy to operate and reliable point and shoot that has a really good macro. His budget is around $200. Here are some good options in that price range:
- Nikon Coolpix P7000
This is a little more at $300, but it has great picture quality.