Camera Died, Need Advice

Camera Died, Need Advice

My ancient Olympus digital point-and-shoot finally died. It was seven or eight years old, one of the things I wound up with after Patrick died, which is part of the issue. I hate hate hate shopping for things like digital cameras. There are so many, and the variations are so small, and I don’t really want to spend the money, and there are so many models and who can tell them apart?
So here’s where I need you dear readers — do you have a digital camera that you like? I’m looking for a reasonably-inexpensive camera that takes decent photos that I can post on the blog. I don’t want lots of bells and whistles, I want something simple —
Fire away in the comments. Help me out here so I can get back to blogging!

8 thoughts on “Camera Died, Need Advice

  1. How much are you looking to spend? I just got a Canon Powershot SX10, which is much closer to an SLR (just got, as in it came today!). The Canon Elphs get great reviews for a subcompact P&S digital. My sister just got the Powershot A1000, which is a slightly older camera but looks good, gets good reviews and is cheaper…

  2. My fiance and I have the Canon Powershot G10 which is an amazing camera, but not particularly inexpensive. In the past, we’ve had a Casio point and shoot and a Nikon Coolpix that have both been terrific.

    I’ve found that Canon does color better than just about anyone. If you’re interested in really bright, saturated hues, any Canon would be a good choice.

  3. Agree on the Canon reco’s. I have a Canon A700, basically a point-and-shoot but w/ aperture & shutter settings which is great for low light, etc. Big screen, affordable, but it uses AA batteries (which I like, when I’m camping etc I can keep using my camera) but this is a detriment for some. My husband just got a new Pentax w60, a great little point and shoot waterproof camera (this is his 2nd, the first one went through unbelievable abuse before it finally died.) I believe they make similar models in non-waterproof mode. You can spend as much as you’d like, but for what you said your uses are, you can probably get into a good little camera for $200-$300. good luck!

  4. very happy with Canon’s PowerShot SD750 Digital Elph! I got it last year when my 8-year old Olympus died, too. Sharp pictures (see my blog), small camera, appropriate price (under 200, if I remember correctly). Love it.

  5. I don’t think you can go wrong with the Canons. I’ve had several over the years and loved them all. The company I for shops the best cameras for the best price and keeps coming back to Canons too. The Powershot SD1200 IS gets very good ratings from CR and is listed for $230. Pricegrabber (I love this website) has pricing starting at $182.00. Currently I have the Nikon Coolpix S7c, which I like. But I have to say I should have stuck with the Canon.

  6. For tiny, pocket, digital, the Nikon Coolpix is great. I say that after returning an upgrade on a beloved Canon Elph that I just couldn’t tolerate. If you think you might want to really play around with photography, I can’t recommend the Nikon D series enough. I have an older D50, which I love. Several friends have the fancier D70 or D90. There’s now a D(?) 5000 that is getting rave reviews. You may not think you either need or want one, but once you see stunning photos of your every day life, I think you’ll be more than happy — and you may even have a completely new hobby/avocation.

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