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Griever
05-06-2006, 03:00 PM
Mother's Day is coming up and I'm thinking of getting my mom a camera. She still uses those disposable ones you get from Wal-Mart. My question to you good people is what's a good digital camera for me to get. It doesn't have to be anything too extravagant. Just a good camera for around $250-$300. Thanks.

Ben
05-06-2006, 03:38 PM
I'm not goign to talk to you about brands or anything b/c I don't really think there's a whole lot of difference. For $250-300 you can get an excellent camera. My only advice would be to try and get at least 5 megapixels. It's more than enough for 4x6 prints (which is what she's probably been getting) and just good enough to make decent larger prints if she wants to.

batmanbooyah
05-06-2006, 03:40 PM
you cna probably find a sony cybershot, the one where the front slips down, for about 300. real sleek and nice looking.

Ben
05-06-2006, 03:42 PM
you cna probably find a sony cybershot, the one where the front slips down, for about 300. real sleek and nice looking.
I've got a Canon Powershot SD400. It's so tiny, it would fit in an Altoids tin.

wabi-sabi
05-06-2006, 04:11 PM
How comfortable is your mom with using technology?

batmanbooyah
05-06-2006, 04:20 PM
I've got a Canon Powershot SD400. It's so tiny, it would fit in an Altoids tin.



but does it freshen your breath?

batmanbooyah
05-06-2006, 04:21 PM
How comfortable is your mom with using technology?



man, so many many jokes.

wabi-sabi
05-06-2006, 04:36 PM
man, so many many jokes.
Yeah, I was trying so hard to avoid wording it that way, but I couldn't find another option. :Oops:

Rick America
05-06-2006, 04:54 PM
Just bought a Sony Cybershot DSC-T5...super compact...$249...was between this obe and a Canon SD450 (both 5 Megapixel, etc., almost identical specs and both rated almost identically from the digital camera review sites)...brought her in to choose which one she liked better and she chose the Sony

Griever
05-06-2006, 04:57 PM
Thanks for holding back on the jokes guys. And thanks for the suggestions. I've been looking at a couple of cameras and so far I think I'm gonna go with the Canon Powershot A620. It's 7.1 megapixels for right at $300.

Modok Gas
05-06-2006, 06:16 PM
I'd suggest a Kodak EasyShare for a mom if she isn't too tech savy.

Jamie Coville
05-06-2006, 06:22 PM
If you mom never had digital camera, I'd go with something simple to operate and general all around good quality.

Now which camera that is, I'm not sure. But either a Canon or Nikon is what I recommend. Nikon in particular has good tech support people and really believe in spending extra money to make sure their customers get quality camera and support from a human being.

wabi-sabi
05-06-2006, 06:24 PM
I'd suggest a Kodak EasyShare for a mom if she isn't too tech savy.
That's the direction I was trying to head in. Kodaks are great for people who have no idea about tech.

Modok Gas
05-06-2006, 06:31 PM
That's the direction I was trying to head in. Kodaks are great for people who have no idea about tech.

Right.... their on-screen interface is very basic. And they do a lot of consumer tests mostly on an older female demographic. Plus the name "EasyShare" is a dead giveway that it's for people who like simple cameras.

Smokinblues
05-06-2006, 06:39 PM
I've got a Canon Powershot SD400. It's so tiny, it would fit in an Altoids tin.

It's hard to go wrong with the canons. I love the powershots.

Caley Tibbittz
05-06-2006, 07:34 PM
Thanks for holding back on the jokes guys. And thanks for the suggestions. I've been looking at a couple of cameras and so far I think I'm gonna go with the Canon Powershot A620. It's 7.1 megapixels for right at $300.I own this camera, and I mostly love it. My only complaint is that I wish it were more light-sensitive outdoors at night without a flash, but it's more than light-sensitive enough to take good flash-free shots in low-light indoor environments. And a huge plus is that the menus are very intuitive.

Randy Hassan
05-07-2006, 05:02 AM
How important is it to get a Zeiss lens? That's the name I usually see advertised with cameras, so I'm guessing it's some kind of standard. But there's a new camera I see advertised this weekend--a Sony S45, 5.1 megapixels, $149--apparently to new to be reviewed anywhere. But I did see that it does not have a Zeiss lens.