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I'm searching for the lightest weight point & shoot digital camera that takes decent pictures.

The pictures from my Clap camera are fuzzy:
http://uncrate.com/stuff/superheadz-clap-camera/

This Delkin camera, at 3 ounces, could be a contender:
http://www.imaging-resource.com/NEWS/1319758473.html

Some of the Canon Elph cameras are under 5 ounces:
http://usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/digital_cameras

There are so many out there, and this technology changes rapidly.

Can anyone recommend cameras that are under 5 ounces?

Thanks for your help.
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No.

But this would work.

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Clap is plobably a velly good name for that camela ...

The Delkin is an "action" camera so better suited for "action" videos where a very wide lens captures the full surroundings and minimises camera shake
Don't expect good stills from it.

For care free shooting I reccomend the Panasonic ts2/3 or 4 if you can't find the other two. About 7oz with batt but shock/waterproof and with a decent wide to small tele lens.
If weight and size is more important, take a look at the Canon Elph 100 HS. Fast 2.8 lens (at the wide end) 28-112mm good for landscapes and portraits /candid shots
Just under 5oz , should be on special because it is discontinued.
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Another small one:
http://www.geekstuff4u.com/mame-cam-1.html
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LOL... do they actually expect folks to use the itty-bitty viewfinder and the LCD on the back of that, or are those little rectangles only for decoration purposes? :p

They have another model that's 3g more at 8MP, for anyone interested: Mame Cam DX  Odds are the pictures are no better than an iPhone camera, although I have no data to back up that statement.  Just a hunch.

ETA: Out of my own morbid curiosity, I had to Google it more and see.  Sure enough, the pictures are about as good as you'd get from a screen-shot of cheap pen-video cam.  Look at this "blog review" and click on the sample photos to see.  8MP do little good when the photos are blurry enough to look an order-of-magnitude worse than my old 2MP camera took 12 years ago.

That's always the tradeoff with small cameras in general.  The technology improves, but optics are optics, and size in fact matters, which is why "big glass" is still important for the pros.


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The problem I see with that Mame camera is that it could be hard to use with gloves on.
Another is that if you have it near your munchies you might just pop it in your mouth when tired or thinking of something else.
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Another ultralight route is multipurpose gear: smartphone (gps, camera and eBook reader), or a gps with a built-in camera (the new Garmin series?) or...?

My iPhone 4s weighs 140 grams, my PowerShot SX230 HS 223 gms, plus the 213 for my 60Csx plus whatever my flower guide and fiction paperbacks run.
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Here are a couple I found in my research that are fairly light and of decent quality:

Canon PowerShot A2300 - 3.8 oz (camera only) - Lithium Ion battery
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c....ra.html

Nikon Coolpix 3300 - a "cool" 4.5 oz including battery and memory card! (Lithium Ion)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c....ra.html

Sony Cybershot DSC W690 - 5oz (lithium ion)
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c....ra.html

Of the few reviews I read, the Sony rates the worst... and as far as the battery - many think they want AA for the trail - Realize a AA battery weighs near an ounce a piece, so cameras with AA's will add 2-3 oz in just battery weight.  A good Li battery can last much longer than most BP trips if not left on inadvertently.  Plus if you carry backup batteries for the AA, you have more battery weight between the two sets than all three of these cameras weigh!

The quality of these camera is so-so, so if you are not expecting professional quality results, these probably won't be your first choice!
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6.3oz, but very good.
http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-C....&sr=1-1


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