Digital Camera Help??

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Standard Hen, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    I have been asking my daughter to show me how to put pictures on the computer and her answer was our camera really stinks and we should get a new one. OKKKKKK. I found the camera and it went unclaimed so that is how we aquired that one.
    Obviously there are many different kinds out there and some of your pictures on here are so nice.
    My question is what is a good, reasonably priced camera right now. What to look for and what not to look for?
    Ohhh, and a problem with this one is when we try to get things in motion, like horses, it comes out all blury and fuzzy.
    Anyones help and opinions will be very much appreciated.
  2. Southern28Chick

    Southern28Chick Flew The Coop

    Apr 16, 2007
  3. bayouchica

    bayouchica Songster

    Jan 23, 2007
    N.E. Louisiana
    Hi, I use a Kodak Easyshare Z760 6.1 mega pixel. I got it a couple of yrs. ago for 200.00 on sale at Wal mart. It's real easy to use,although I don't know how do use all the bells & whistles on it.There are different settings to chose from, like sport mode ( for motion shots) so it won't be blurry. Even has a movie mode. I don't know what they would cost now,so not much help there.
    I believe the more mega pixels the better quality of pic.I think they even have 8 or 9 m.p. 's these days but they cost more $$$.
    Good luck [​IMG]
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    This is the camera I have
    Cannon PowerShot

    I really like it. It's the one I use to take the candling pictures with and it has tons of options. It even has an easy to use speed setting that can catch motion pictures. If you wanted, you can set it to full manual mode and choose the iso and F stop you want to snap pics at. You can take videos on it too, limited to the size of your memory card.

    It's 7.1 megapixels and can take some big pictures. The internal digital processing is nice too and it has stabilization technology to prevent those blury shots. I can take pictures in good lighting within about 3 cm of my subject. You want to make sure that if you are buying a new camera, that you get a memory card that is large enough since the stock card is usually too small to be useful. Investing in a set of rechargeable batteries is also a good idea since they eat through them pretty quick.

    Royicus bought it on newegg for my birthday but it's not on the site anymore. You could probably get something similar off of newegg though. If you keep your eye out on their specials, they can have some pretty good deals on stuff.
  5. Royicus

    Royicus Songster

    Jul 21, 2007
    Western Oregon
    Oh oh, mememememe! [​IMG]

    I can give you some camera recommendations, but the first thing to always consider is the budget. Oh if funding was infinite...

    If you tell me how much you are looking to spend, I can throw out a few suggestions. Also, the type of camera you are looking for is important too. For example, point and shoot cameras, a camera with lots of manual options, a camera with lots of zoom (optical zoom not digital), a camera that is cheap, the type of batteries the camera takes, the size of the device, etc.

    We could even discuss it in BYC Chat! Hahaha. It won't be available until around 6pm pacific time though...

    Or, you can go to your local retailer and have them help you. But the best deals are usually found online.
  6. Gracefulspice

    Gracefulspice Songster

    Mar 25, 2007
    Quote:I have the Kodak Easyshare too. Mine is a Z700 4.0 mega pixel. It is easy to use, just need to play with those bells and whistles. Takes real nice photos and inexpensive compared to some others out there. Loading pictures on the computer is easy. It has a pic bridge too that I never used. We bought an extra memory card that hold 200+ pictures and only paid a I think an extra $15. Alot of memory cards can go for alot of money. If I don't use the memory card I can only store mabey 15 pictures on the camera. With the card I can can take pictures till my finger hurts. Do alot of shopping around, it pays off in the end.
  7. Standard Hen

    Standard Hen Songster

    May 17, 2007
    Thanks everyone. I really do not know what I am looking for because I do not know much about them. I would have to say I am looking at something affordable (cheap) but takes really nice pictures and can also take the motion shots. And something that does not take a rocket scientist to use!!!
    Thanks again and keep the suggestions coming.
  8. CtlisencedArborist

    CtlisencedArborist Songster

    Jul 20, 2007
    :)Just bought wife Cannon Elf...she loves it...was about $300 bucks.Need to get the one gig mem

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