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ScoreImagePriceCHDKResolutionManual FocusDC power inputReviewsClassHackerspace Justification
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power134 €
130 €1YesYes w/ Optional kit3Cheap and high-res.Highly recommended - Daniel. Get black color to reduce glare. See comments regarding speed. See CHDK status here: http://chdk.wikia.com/wiki/A2200
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Canon EOS 550D15
499€+
PTP
18MPYesoptional adapter3DSLRhigh quality, high gphoto2 compatibilitydigic 4, for our purposes identical to EOS 600D
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Canon EOS 600D14
450€+
PTP
18MPYesoptional adapter3DSLRhigh quality, high gphoto2 compatibilitydigic 4, for our purposes identical to EOS 550D
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Canon Power Shot SX130IS 12MP10
332YesYes2MediumCheap, but only available refurbished, good image quality, use only with DC power input or Sanyo Eneloop Mignon (max. 150 pages)
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Canon PowerShot A590 IS 8 MP9
222YesYes3MediumCheap, good shutter?love this thing, but it is outdated and low-res compared to currrent models. Not recommended for future use. daniel_reetz
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Canon Powershot SX 200 IS81322MediumGreat on New Standard build - Mellow-Yellow
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Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS 8 MP8
23NoYes3Cheap, easily available refurbished, good image qualityWorks great, but outdated and low-res. Find a higher megapixel camera within the same brand.
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Olympus PEN E-PL1 12 MP8302YesNo3MediumCheap, easily available refurbished, good image qualityAccording to Olympus the E-PL1 cannot be controlled by wired or wireless remotes http://www.olympusamerica.com/cpg_section/cpg_support_faqs.asp?id=1501#35
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Sony CyberShot DSC-WX10 16MP2
03Yes2MediumDon't get this one.
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Canon EOS 1100D333€+PTP
Yesoptional adapterDSLRentry level DSLRdigic 4
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Canon PowerShot A800222YesVery cheapslow (digic 3 processor)
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Canon PowerShot A3200 IS323YesFrom 3rd Parties
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