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Which kind of digital camera

Grand Vic

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I am looking for a new digital camera that is easy for me to use. I want something that has a screen and buttons that are fairly easy to see so I don't have to grab my glasses everytime I want to use it. By the time I do that the good shots are past! I also want one that doesn't take forever to take the shot. I have been online and read reviews, but first hand experience is priceless. Thanks!
 

pjrose

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We've had great luck with Canons - we've had three of them, different models, but all (I think) are "digital elph" models.

We used the first two so much that they basically wore out, and now we're happily using number three.

The models we bought have quite a few settings, but there's an automatic setting and we've never found the need to move away from it. Occasionally we've played with some of the other settings (video, kids'n'pets, and so forth), but we leave it on auto 99% of the time.

One piece of advice - get one that uses AA (or AAA) batteries so it'll be easy to always have a spare set available. We rechargeable AAs.
 

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Make sure you compare the dimensions of the screen on the back of the camera. Some of the screens are really LARGE.
 

Conan

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Be sure the camera provides electronic image stabilization.

And if you're far-sighted and don't want to grab your glasses, that the camera has a viewfinder (peephole) as well as a screen.
 

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I have several. I prefer the Canon and the Nikon. I think the Canon takes a nicer picture, but the Nikon is smaller and lighter. Both take good snapshots.

All in, I'd get another Canon before I'd get another Nikon. But I do like them both.
 

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Consumer Reports list Canon and Panasonic as the best. I have a Canon and my brother has a Panasonic and both are very good. The only thing that I would add is to make sure it has viewfinder (peephole) as stated above. On a bright sunny day, it is difficult to see the screen and the viewfinder is better. I would rather use AA batteries, but the smaller cameras do not offer that. It just depends on what you are looking for. Last of all, you don't need 8 , 10, or 12 MP. Don't pay more for that. If you are not making 8 x 10 prints, a 5 MP is all you need. However, good luck finding something smaller than 6 MP.
 

pedro47

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I own a Nikon SLR D60 outstanding pictures and my spouse owns a Canon PowerShot SD1100 very compact, this camera will give you some great shots.

Enjoy you t/s week.
 
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