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Old 07-20-2008, 08:23 PM   #1
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I Need Camera Recommendations - UPDATE: I LOVE my New Camera!
I am so bummed. My camera broke, after seven glorious years.

So, I have to buy a new one. My blog depends on it.

Anyone have any recommendations?

I don't want uber-expensive, but I don't want something without any features either.

I'm looking to buy something this week because I'm going out of town on Thursday.

What kind do you have, and do you like it?

Thanks a bunch!
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:02 PM   #2
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We have a Nikon Coolpix and I like it. It cost I think $200 (give or take a little) and it has a neat feature that auto-steadies the picture which is good for us because hubby has shaky hands. The only drawback of it is that I don't think you can take action shots... pretty much the subject of the picture has to be holding perfectly still or it will be blurry. Works out fine for us because we don't do a lot of candid picture taking but I can see how it would be a downside for some people. You might be able to turn off the auto-focus but I'm not sure how.
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Hmmm...interesting. My daughter plays soccer, and that's why I travel so much. So, that camera would definitely not work. Thanks for the feedback.
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Old 07-20-2008, 09:39 PM   #4
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My husband and I both have Olympus cameras. We've been very happy with them and they have 20+ scene modes from snow to fireworks to shooting through glass as well as action. They've been very reliable as well, mine goes hiking, biking, x-country skiing and kayaking with me. Hubby's travels all over the US in his computer bag, he never leaves home without it.
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I have a canon powershot and I love it.
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I also have a Canon Powershot, the S2IS and I really like it. I don't know if the S2IS is still available, I've had it for a couple years, but, I think there's a newer model available now. When hubby bought it for me it was around $300 and I think it's worth the investment. It's super easy to learn and has a ton of features.
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We have the Sony Cyber-shot. Tiny little thing, but takes great pics. 7.2megapixels, with "super steady shot" (whatever that is).

I also really like the rechargeable battery that comes with. Very long lasting with a small charger that folds flat.
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I'm the king of cheap. I have a Canon A560 that I like.
It does point and click but also has some real settings if you like that. I mainly wanted it for the macro.

It does take a while to auto focus but doesn't auto steady. It has a preset for action, I don't know how that works with the auto focus but it says it's so you don't miss motion shots. And there's some way to set it so it will take multiple pictures as long as you hold the button.

I was not at all happy with the previous camera, a Vivitar.
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I LOVE my camera (though on my blog you'll see pics from my camera phone because my camera was boxed up for moving)!! I have an HP R series. But as of last Christmas, HP stopped producing cameras altogether. It has alot of features and was really inexpensive. My BIL has a Canon Powershot 10MP camera and raves about it. He says it's the best camera he's ever purchased.
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Question...

What does the macro feature do on a camera? I'm kind of a point and click kind of gal, but I'm curious.

Thanks, all for the suggestions. I'm going to print out everything and go shopping either tomorrow or Wednesday.

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