Help me figure out what camera to get

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Livinzoo, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    All I have had digital-wise are cheap point and shoot. It is so hard to get subjects in motion. You click the button and a few seconds later the subject is no longer in the pic. Well it finally died and it is time to get a new camera. So what do I get?

    I can't afford all the fancy lens of a DSLR but have seen higher end point and shoot, sometimes called mega zoom. But I don't know which ones are good.

    Please give me some ideas.

  2. reallemons1

    reallemons1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2008
    Gloucester, VA
    I have a point and shoot Panasonic TZ3 and my son the TZ5. For the price and size they are great little cameras. There is also the TZ9 which is even better.
  3. NancyDz

    NancyDz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2008
    Dutch Flat, CA
    Go with the highest Optical zoom you can get when comparing camera's in a price range.
    Also a lithium battery stays charged longer from my experience. If it takes double AA's , you will go through TONS of batteries. .... a camera that takes a lithium that you can charge in the camera is what I've found to be best.

    Those are the best to features I can think of to look for.

  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

    Mar 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I have an Olympus SP560 with an 18X Optical zoom. It's a wonderful little camera and takes more professional pictures. You will probably need to practice a little bit with some of the settings, but I am in love with the macro AND the zoom. It will cost you about $400, but it is definitely worth it. Nikon has a pretty comparable camera for the same price, but I just didn't like the build of that one.

    Here are a few sample pictures:

    Action shot

    Full zoom action shot:





    Another action shot:

    Full Zoom:
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I love my Cannon power shot.
  6. mrkpero

    mrkpero Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 26, 2008
    My husband just bought me the Panasonic TZ5 and I love it! Very user friendly and takes great pics. Has 10x zoom and pics are very clear. Seemed like a lot of bang for the buck-nearly 1/2 off at Circuit City before they closed. Good Luck!
  7. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

    May 13, 2008
    I just got a Cannon A1000IS power shot, I have not learned all of the features yet, and there are so many great features, but it does take great pic's. The price is in the range of $ 179.00-199.00, which is good for a great little camera.

  8. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2008
    I have a Nikon CoolPix at home and a Panasonic something or other at work.

    I miss my regular old film camera sometimes.
    Having the HUGE view window on the ones at home and work just chews up the batteries. Although at work I at least have re chargeables. Which is good since I swear EVERYONE in the company has been coming up to my office and using the camera lately. If I go to download pics for business and get a "naughty" one some day I am going to be ticked. And horrified
  9. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    I am very pleased with my Canon SX100 IS- 10X Optical Zoom, 8.0 Mega Pixels. It was less than $200.00.

    I don't know much about photography, and this "PHD" camera is perfect for me.

    (PHD = Push Here, Dummy)

    Chickerdoodle13, love the pics!
  10. Livinzoo

    Livinzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 2, 2008
    Statham, GA
    Wow those pics are great.

    Great suggestions guys. Now I have lots of camera to research and decide which one I want.


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