Friday, December 17, 2010

Camera Shopping



As I mentioned here, my camera is from the stone age and it's time for an upgrade.  I put a new camera on my Christmas list, but I actually don't know anything about what's new and cool.  I want to carry it with me in my purse, so it needs to be on the smaller side.  I've heard these are good, but wanted to see if you had any recommendations for me.  What camera do you use?  What are the features that I can't live without?  (Gabe, take notes).

28 comments:

Katie said...

I have a Canon Powershot, I think the first one you listed. Good for throwing in your purse and very easy to use! Ive been happy with it :)

Corn Flakes and Coffee said...

this guy knows his cameras! http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/recommended-cameras.htm#pocket

good luck

style'n said...

I am probably not the right person to ask b/c I have a huge Nikon Digital SLR camera. It is a pain to carry with me but I have my Iphone as back up. Have you checked out the new digital SLR's that are small and compact like these? I don't know much about them but might be a good option.

Jamie said...

I use a crappy pink Fugi Finepix Z. While not from the stone ages, (it's only a year old) it still kind of sucks :(
This is why I have Patti! ;)

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Nikki said...

We have the canon S95 and really love it so far. We bought it for our trip to San Fran last spring and it took gorgeous pics!
have a great weekend Valerie!


xx
Nikki

Andrea said...

I like the last one, it looks pretty!

Lindsay said...

I have the Nikon DSLR and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it :) Happy shopping sweet girl!

Legs said...

I have a Nikon Coolpix (you know the one that Aston Kutcher advertises for). :) I don't know if it's actually new or cool, but I'm sure they have a newer model out by now. (I also have a Nikon DSLR, which is not practical for everyday use, but a good investment.)

Josie said...

I've had a little Sony CyberShot for five years that I LOVE... Perfect for my carry-it-with me purposes but if you're looking for serious quality, I definitely recommend a Canon. Have a fab weekend, dear!
xo Josie
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Gabriel said...

I have my pen and paper, so fire away!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Canon S95 would be your perfect choice. My boyfriend has this cam and it takes Ahhhhhmazing pictures! The photo quality is really good, the photos could even pass for photos taken by a dslr. You should definitely invest in getting a Canon S95. =)

PursuitOfLLT said...

I've always had Canons and just recently had a Sony Cybershot that I loathed. Always took grainy pictures/blurry/all around BAD.

I swear by Canons! I just asked for the Canon SD1400i for xmas! My Dad has one of the Rebels (bigger cameras) and the picture quality is UNREAL but far too big for a day to day camera!

Hope you find one you love!

Anna Jane said...

i have a huge DSLR, but yes, i can't take it around with me. i know my friend LOVES her point and shoot canon that she just got. it really does take great pics.

have a great wkd, val!

xx

Marcie said...

You just can't go wrong with #1, Val! I absolutely love it. The technology is the best.

I hope Santa gets you a good one. :)

Marcie

Ashley said...

I say go with one of the Canon's. I've heard great things about both!

Annie said...

Valerie, I'm so excited for this post because I desperately need a new camera too! Thanks and have a great weekend!!!

Kristin said...

I have a Canon Powershot and love it! I'm hoping to score a Rebel t2i sooner rather than later!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

I love my Powershot! I also have my Nikon SLR and I have to say the quality of the photos is pretty much equal. And the ease can't be beat.

Hope you have a great weekend, honey!

Maggie said...

I am Anna Jane's friend with the point and shoot. I purchased the Canon PowerShot S95 (after extensive research) and LOVE it so far!

Good luck with your purchase!!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

canon powershot is a great camera!!

Anna said...

I have the second one you listed- Canon S95-
I have really enjoyed it. It takes awesome pics and you can put it in manual mode which gives you the ability to do alot more with the pics.

Styles 'n Cream said...

I love all Caon Point and shoot cameras and I think I have an older model of the 1st one you listed. I am very pleased so I say go for the SD 4500.

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OceanDreams said...

I need to get a new camera myself and these all look fantastic. My preference is a Sony or Canon. Yay for an upgrade!

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I have a Kodak EasyShare M340. I always keep it with me in my purse. I would recommend it! It was a gift, but I think it was around $150. I like it! I hope you find one that works for you!

Lisa Griffin said...

my guy got me a lumix and it is soo much clearer than my old sony cyber shot, i think it may be your last one!
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Torrie said...

I have a Canon EOS Rebel (It's an SLR, which I recommend eventually getting- so that you can shoot manually!), but a good point and shoot camera is also a must. I was given a Nikon CoolPix Point & Shoot as a gift this past year, but I've heard wonderful things about the Canon Powershot (I prefer Canon over Nikon)!

SinoSoul said...

curious what you ended up getting? The Panasonic LX4 is the direct competitor to S95 and sports an even superior image quality (due to better glass)

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