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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Which Digital Camera?

Hey, looking for advice. I'm going to get my parents a new digital camera for their anniversary (they will be going to Italy to celebrate). I was wondering what you all thought would be the best camera for my budget?

- I'm looking to spend $100-$200
- Must be easy to use (my mom can't figure out how to use her cell phone)
- Good quality pics
- Long battery life (I'm thinking rechargeable)
- Smaller
- Ease of getting the pics off the camera and printed/uploaded

I'm thinking Sony Cybershot. I have it, and really like it but I know there are a lot of experts on the board, so I wanted to get outside opinions.

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-28-2008, 02:00 PM
 
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Canon Elphs are great!

I have a SD1000.
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I have had a Nikon CoolPix 4200 for 5 years now...nice point and shoot camera. I think I would stick with the Nikon line.

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Another thing to check for (if you can without spilling it) is what form factor they would like and if they want a regular viewfinder...

I bought my parents a tiny little Nikon P/S and I found out later that my Stepdad (who is the tech geek of the house, but 30 years ago... physics guy) had a hard time with it, because he didn't like to have to do everything on a little lcd screen, he liked looking thru a viewfinder.. also while I paid more for a tiny little one that could easily be carried, they preferred something a bit bigger .. -- say the A series.. which has better optics and a better optical zoom... Also I believe all (maybe most) can use AA batteries.. so you could get them a few sets of rechargable AA batts for their *big* case

Not to knock the SD1000... AWESOME camera... but just trying to remember that it's not for me or you... a difft generation sometimes likes things slightly difft in a camera... Just a thought..

something like this
http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/co...&modelid=15657

again.. if it was my money and buying for me.. I'd definately go with the SD1000... but.. sometimes parents like slightly bigger controls and a more substantial camera (we view smaller as better, nicer, more exp... i think some people our parents age view the same of something larger...)

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They are all good. i like the cannon elphs.

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I got one of the cheaper sony cybershots think it was around 190 bucks for xmas.. it's not bad.

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I no likey Sony only because you must use their own memory card. The other cameras use memory cards that can be swapped to other manufacturers.
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