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”
We got this camera a couple of months ago after our other one died:
It’s definitely not top of the line or anything, but it is tiny (which makes it more convenient for me) and takes great pictures and short videos (no sound). No complaints!
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…
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
PowerShot SD750 Elph for less than $200. My wife’s Olympus died last winter and we have not looked back.
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