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    Default Point & Shoot Cameras

    The reason for my poll is searching for info due to the reasons listed below.

    Who makes your point & shoot camera and what features on it do you use the most?

    My reason:
    My current point & shoot camera's batteries are dying after 3 yrs. I have two of them at about $90/ea at the time of purchase. My camera as much as I love it and know how to use it is slightly out of date but still functions well.

    The prob I am having...do I go and drop approx $200 on 2 new batteries or put in a lil more and get a newer point and shoot camera? I know its more frugal to replace the batteries but what if within the next couple of yrs I decide I want the newer technology?

    Just trying to see whats out there, what everyone uses and scope out a potential new camera.

    Thanks for your input as well

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    Mine is a Kodak Easy Share, kids bought it for me 2 Christmas's ago & it works well for me. I just take reg pics and use a free online site to fix & bring them to you all to share.




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    I love my Nikon. I traded in the Kodak for this one. Easy point and shoot with great pictures.

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    I have a Kodak Easy Share as well...have had it 3 or 4 years now, it's does well. Easy to use. Takes regular AA batteries too...so no buying expensive replacement batteries.

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    I have a Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS


    I got mine last Christmas at Costco for around $250, maybe a little less. I love it! And it has a rechargeable battery so I never have to buy batteries. (at least I hope)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mom2-3 View Post
    I love my Nikon. I traded in the Kodak for this one. Easy point and shoot with great pictures.

    Mom2-3
    - which model of Nikon do you have? Are there any special features on it that makes you love this camera?

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    Libby- it's a CoolPix P90.

    There are quite a few things that I love about the camera. It has a view finder and a screen, so in bright lights you can use the "old fashion" view.

    The screen tilts so you don't always have to bend to take a lower picture. You can also tilt the screen to take a crowd shot without having to climb on something nearby.

    The picture quality is beautiful. It has all those fancy bells and whistles and still has an auto button.

    This was one of the best digital cameras (for us) before moving to an SLR camera.

    HTH

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    Oh, and I can plug it in to charge. No batteries to buy again! We were going through batteries constantly with our Kodak.

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    My mom is enjoying her Flip. She wanted simple and small and it does video as well.

    She didn't like the "complicated" higher end digital cameras my dad kept buying her. (he's a techy so he always got her the high-end stuff)

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    I watch the battery type too.........they can be really expensive.

    I also watch the storage unit for the camera pics........I prefer to get the same thing that I have had so I am not into more $ for that.

    This site might help you out for reviews, when you decide on a specific one........can get a little deep with 'tech talk' but.......still has good info.

    Digital Cameras: Digital Photography Review, News, Reviews, Forums, FAQ

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    I have an HP Photosmart, which is no longer in production. I use it for quick photos when I don't have my DSLR with me.

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    Mom2-3 - wow that camera looks great!! But I was thinking more along the lines of a smaller non SLR body shaped point and shoot. I usually keep a cam in my purse 'just in case' and that seems like it'd be too big but I totally agree that would take great pics! Butt kickin' pics! I'm jealous I want one now!

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    Hubby has a Canon Powershot he really likes.

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    Just bought a Panasonic lumix with a leica lens. It is a point and shoot. I asked someone who is a professional photographer, think getty images, and he stated lumix was a good brand.

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