View Full Version : Need a new digi cam
09-07-2006, 12:57 PM
Does anyone have reccomendations? It has to take good indoor & outdoor pics & be under $200. I'm probably dreaming here. lol
09-07-2006, 01:05 PM
I don't know about the under $200 part .. but I can research for you this weekend .. I know that I bought the Sony Cybershot last summer .. its a 7.2mp camera and it works GREAT. Its small and compact and easy to use. Fits in your pocket and can be used with one hand. My 3 year olds love to use it too. I will look around and compare for you and give you my recommendations based on your price range this weekend.
09-07-2006, 01:14 PM
I have and LOVE LOVE LOVE...my HP M417. It has I think 5.1 megapixels. All the bells and whistles to take great pics...and I bought mine a year ago for $150! It's not super fancy but it does a really great job. I also really like the software that comes with it. My aunts have Kodaks and I dont really like the easyshare software.
I do know they have a new one out now that's a step up. Check them out! I really love mine!
09-09-2006, 10:33 AM
I had 2 different Gateway cameras before getting my sony cybershot .. they were really nice cameras and pretty cheap. I got one in 2003 that was a 4.1mp for like $145 .. that was a decent mp at that time at a very cheap price. I would look online at their site and see what you can find .. Do you have any specific things that you like about a camera .. like size or something?
09-09-2006, 01:24 PM
This is a good thread to follow. I too am in the market for a new digi cam. Thanks for bringing it up.
09-09-2006, 01:49 PM
I should mention...I did have a problem with my camera...I think it might have had something to do with the fact that I drop it alot...althought I can't be sure. Anyway, they send me a brand new camera...FREE of any charges...no shipping either. I have to admit, I have dropped the new one a few times...but it keeps plugging along with no problems! AMAZING! It could be the energizer batteries I use...lolol. But, if you are a klutz like me...definately another point to take into consideration!
09-09-2006, 02:19 PM
HP is good about that .. for a lot of things. I had the HP PSC 2100 printer/scanner/fax thingie .. and I had only had it about a month or whatever, but I dropped it and the scanner stopped working all together. I called them, told them it wasn't working, they sent me a new one along with the postage paid stickers to mail the old one back to them.
09-10-2006, 12:16 PM
Since we're discussing problems...
I am on my second Cannon point and shoot (I understand the SLR doesn't have the same problems) Once it was about a year old it started having problems where it wouldn't take the picture immediately. I would push the button and it would litterally take 30 seconds to snap the photo. I had a service plan on it so I took it back at least 5 seperate occasions and they never could fix it. On the final time I returned it the camera was lost and they gave me a free replacement (which at this point was an upgrade) My SIL also has a Cannon that is now doing the same thing. My new one hasn't started yet, but it's not quite a year old yet. So... I would stay away from Cannon. I would not buy another one, that's for sure.
02-23-2007, 11:42 AM
I know this one's out of your budget, but I LOOOOOVE my Nikon D70 (the D50s are less expensive). It's an SLR with interchangeable lenses, etc. I bring it with me where ever I go.... I keep the zoom lens on it when I drive... got an amazing shot of a bald eagle sitting on a deer carcass! At 8x10, the eagle took up the whole page and was crystal clear! If you are ever looking to upgrage to an SLR, I would definitely recommend the Nikon. For my 'travel' camera, I have a little Nikon Coolpix which also does a very nice job and is tiny! :D
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