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Camera Shopping

December 6th, 2007 (10:57 pm)

current mood: tired

Anyone out there got a camera recommendation? My trusty old film camera has died, and I'm in the market for a digital one. But, while I am a good photographer, I am not a high-tech one. I've never owned a digital camera; heck, I've seldom even used one. And I just don't know what to buy. I'm not looking for a professional-level camera; I do want a high-end amateur one, at least 8 megapixels. It needs to be small enough to stick in a purse, but it doesn't have to be small enough to fit in a pocket. I don't want to mess with multiple lenses, so I'm not interested in another SLR, but I would like a fixed lens with a strong zoom as well as good capability for close-up shots. Also, I need something that can take one shot after another without any lag time in between. And a viewfinder. Can anyone suggest a camera that will suit my needs?


Posted by: Allison Stein (astein142)
Posted at: December 7th, 2007 04:25 am (UTC)

I've been really happy with the Canon Digital Elph (I think it goes by the name "powershot" these days). The one you saw me with in Richmond is a SD400. We just got Mike's daughter one with an 800 or 850 designation. The Canon interface is easy to use, and it takes darn good photos. I just bought a new Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3, with a 10x zoom and so many presets I'll never use them all. I likes it. A lot. ;)

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