Thursday, March 27, 2008

OH NO!

My camera is slowly dying. I love this camera- my first digital! What did we do before digital cameras? Remember the days of waiting for the pictures to come back to see if anything turned out?!? SO we are researching...trying to decide what will be the best new camera for me. Any advice? I have had a Kodak EasyShare C340.

I had gone around the house and taken pictures of many of my favorite Goodwill and yard sale finds- only the camera would not stay on long enough for me to upload the pictures. So that post will have to wait for today.

9 comments:

Sue said...

We have the SAME camera! I hope that doesn't mean mine will be dying soon. I have been happy with this one - my first digital still camera. We did a lot of research before we bought it. Maybe just check out Kodak Easy Share's latest model?

Jennifer said...

Get a Nikon d40. I'm in love with that camera. Yes, it's a bit more expensive than a traditional camera, but soooo worth it. (I think they are as low as 400 bucks online now.) I wish I had gotten one sooner than I did!

Rachel and Jacob said...

OooOOooOoo I love talking about cameras :) but I might just get carried away on my NIkon spiel....How much do you want to spend... I would recommend a digital SLR so that you can really get your focus on for your art shots!!! especially for your store..... NIkon D40 or D60 or D80.... I have the D100 and am hoping to upgrade to the D200 this year...... Its just nice to have interchangeable lenses , HOWEVER, so heavy to carry around on outings!!!!


good luck shopping!!!

rabryan said...

if you don't want to pay out the money for a digital SLR, there are a few digital cameras that have SLR-like qualities (you can take manual pics up to certain speeds and apertures). But if you're just wanting something for the web and blogs, you probably don't want to go that expensive

gailsgarden said...

We LOVE our Sony. Dad did lots of looking before he chose ours! He could tell you all about it.

S&s said...

steve and I definitely agree with Rachel. . .slr is our next camera purchase. . .you just cannot beat the quality of the pics!! ;)

Morning Rose said...

My son has a Kodak Easy Share, which has worked well for him.

For Christmas my hubby bought me a Panasonic DMC-FZ8 Lumix camera with 12x zoom. It is a point and shoot camera with SLR features but not the SLR price tag. He found the camera and all the accessories (including two rechargeable batteries and camera case) online for under $300. I've been really happy with my new camera.

Katie & the boys said...

Hello.
Our new camera is a Canon Power Shot A570IS. You can check my blog and the recent posts to view the quality. I like it. My husband researched a lot before buying it and it was the best one for the money. I would recommend it. The only prob I have is that it takes a few seconds for the flash to be ready--but a few seconds! Of course, I want it to be a nano of a second due to my technologized world! No patience!

Sarah said...

I have the Nikon D80 and I love it. However, unless you are really into photography and planning to learn to shoot in manual mode, I wouldn't spend the money on an SLR. In auto mode the only real advantage is the fast shutter speed. Otherwise, your pictures won't be any better than with a new point and shoot.

I have a good friend who is a pro and she recently got the Canon Powershot SD800 ($269 at Amazon)to keep in her diaper bag. It takes amazing photos. I'm thinking about getting one. As nice as having an SLR is, there's a lot to be said for having a camera that fits in your pocket at the playground. I'm also looking at the Canon Powershot A570IS, it's only $136 and is supposed to be great.

If you want my friends blog info, let me know. She has pics up from her point and shoot and they're just as good as the ones hse takes with her fancey camera.