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04 June 2007 @ 12:28 pm
Love your digital camera? (echo)  
I'm echoing this because most of my flist has been away for various reasons:

My mother has become interested in getting a digital camera, and she wants my help selecting one. She wants a typical compact one, not an SLR. I am hereby soliciting recommendations for a good, straightforward digital camera. She wants to spend under $250. She can work with manuals and guides but she's not an expert in figuring out electronics, so ease of use would be a significant advantage. I have a Nikon (SLR) that uses SD cards, so I have a very small preference for those elements in case she needs help, but those are by no means required. I really would prefer that she not have a complete piece of junk, of course.

I'm looking for personal recommendations specifically; I'll do the CNET and Consumer Reports sort of research separately. If you've had good, bad, or middling results with any non-SLR digital camera, please drop me a comment here at your convenience. Thanks!
 
 
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zoward on June 11th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
Digital Camera
Michele, Not sure if your mother has already bought, but here goes: My wife is a fairly involved amateur photographer who wanted to upgrade her camera. After agonizing for about three months, my wife finally bought a Canon Powershot A550 last month. I got a great deal on it online from Circuit City, which allows you to order online and pick up in store a half hour later - for the online price. The deal I got came with an extra 1GB SD card (but that was because I was on their e-mailing list). I notice the price has dropped since then as well! Link below: http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Canon-PowerShot-A550-Digital-Camera-Silver/sem/rpsm/oid/172696/catOid/-16941/rpem/ccd/productDetail.do Good luck, Howard C