Monday, April 27, 2009

Help me find a new camera?

I need a new camera. The pictures some of you have on your websites and blogs are breathtaking. Any and all advice for any kind of digital camera under $200 or anything, really, I will take what you tell me and go scour the Earth for a bargain. Here is all I want:

Fast time from when the button is pressed to when the pic is snapped.
High quality results in most lighting.

Thats it. You all with the tiny dew drops on the frosty flowers and the fuzz on the newborn's cheeks---I can't not be a part of this anymore. My camera sucks!


Kelley said...

When you find something, let me know. Mine is only a point and shoot, too, and it's driving me a little crazy even though it's almost brand-new (only a year old). Of course, I'd probably better learn to take better pictures before I can justify a new camera. :)

Jill said...

I've had fair-to-middlin' success with my Kodak Easyshare C875. I got it 2 years ago so it's a little outdated now. All the pics you see on my blog were taken with it. I don't think any point-and-shoot camera will do the two things you want though...which is why I am upgrading to a Canon Rebel XS when our tax check clears the bank at the end of the week. (woohoo!) Yes my camera takes pretty good pics but for every good one I take twenty crappy ones (and I like to think I know my way around my camera so I'm not just shitty at photography like my husband is!). I am eager for something that will fulfill my photo needs and not leave me so frustrated, so I'm taking the plunge into the DSLR world.

Housefairy said...

What is dslr? what is not point and shoot, like a camera, camera, like back in the day, like apertures and film speed and stuff?

i had all that but most of it is lost broken sold, etc.

i only planned on pointing and shooting but with nicer results! I think youre pics are great, Jill so I will look into that camera to start pricing...thank you!

Anonymous said...

DSLR is Digital Single-Lens Reflex. Yeah it has all the fancy stuff on it. My Kodak has some manual settings on it but I've never used them.

The main drawback of point and shoots is the lag on shutter speed and you can't do much for different light conditions. I'm sure there is a camera out there that is better than mine at those things, and maybe mine even could be if I ever bothered learning the manual settings. Who knows?

-Jill (nsi)

CreepyUCMama said...

we LOVE our Nikon Coolpix, it's fast, takes purdy pics and video, is small and cute and flat, comes in cute colors, and was definitely under $200...also, has a rechargeable battery that lasts a good long while so no more camera eating AA batteries. =) We have the blue one. =)

Braden said...

I found a great store named Adorama for fantastic digital cameras... I got one from here!!