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Which is the best and the cheapest point-and-shoot, digital camera that has at least 12 mega-pixels?

I want to use the camera for:

1) Taking pictures that I can then use in Power Point presentations and in online articles for websites.

I want really high-resolution pictures (at least 12-megapixel). An optical zoom of at least 3X will be nice too.

2) Recording high definition video so I can make videos and publish them on YouTube, Daily Motion, Vimeo and other sites like them.

What's the cheapest one that has these features?

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closed as not constructive by Paul Cezanne, mattdm, Michael Clark, jrista May 19 '13 at 15:15

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cheapest and best are mutually exclusive. Sony DSC-WX5 will serve you well for those purposes and is not the cheapest but has great value. I use the older tx1 model for my concert videos on youtube. –  Michael Nielsen May 19 '13 at 11:57
odds are this will closed since it is too localize (time sensitive). –  Paul Cezanne May 19 '13 at 12:25

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Go for the Canon S100. Don't know if it's the cheapest but it is a great versatile camera.

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Thank you very much for your help. –  Water Cooler v2 May 19 '13 at 19:14

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