Cameras

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Cameras
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Wed, 03-30-2011 - 8:40am

I thought you ladies might have some thoughts on my camera situation.

First, I LOVE taking pictures.

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Registered: 02-16-2008
In reply to: erica812
Wed, 03-30-2011 - 9:22am

Erica--

I have this camera: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-SD1400IS-Stabilized-Black/dp/B0035FZJJ4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1301490994&sr=8-4 and I absolutely love it! It takes HD video, and has the capacity to zoom in while in video mode. It also has a super quick shutter speed and really gets some great shots. I think (I may be wrong) that you can also get a waterproof cover for it, so your DH could take it fishing and you wouldn't have to worry so much. It's also smaller than my cell phone. I can easily carry it in my pocket.

Here's a quick video we took in December demonstrating the zoom:

I don't think I would get a refurbished model unless it came with an excellent warranty. You just nver really know what the problem was with it.

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Registered: 04-22-2006
In reply to: erica812
Wed, 03-30-2011 - 9:25am
I think for the price of new small point & shoots, I would just go for that. I'd be really hesitant to buy electronics refurbished, just because a) you don't really know how long/much it has been used, b) you don't know what was wrong with it, and c) it's really not that much cheaper than getting a new one. I definitely wouldn't bother getting the Kodak one fixed, as it would probably cost about the same as buying one and all the new ones are much better than even a year or two ago, let alone 5 :)

Good luck!




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Registered: 09-12-2008
In reply to: erica812
Wed, 03-30-2011 - 9:26am
Hi Erica!

I am just like you - I LOVE taking pictures! I have a manual SLR that has a broken lens and when I took it to a camera shop, they said it would be cheaper for me to buy a DSLR than a new lens! My camera is a Minolta and I guess they no longer are around which is why replacing the lens would cost so much. But, I just can't part with the camera because it was my first "real" camera and it does take amazing pictures.

DH and I have a Canon Power Shot and it's about 6 years old now. It also takes video so it is a great all in one. It is starting to act up on us though and is quite banged up so we are looking at replacing it soon, possibly with another Power Shot. It's the perfect size too to throw in a purse or diaper bag.

We also have iPhones (version 3) and honestly, that is what I use these days for impromptu photos and videos of Selin because I always have it handy.

GL with your decision - can't wait to hear what you decide as I'm in the same boat! :-)

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Registered: 04-29-2008
In reply to: erica812
Wed, 03-30-2011 - 11:31am
Hi Erica!
I was in a similar position before Evan was born-I had a Kodak Easyshare that I liked, but it was getting old and obsolete. I bought DH a Canon to replace his DSLR (same problem as you-it was bulky and he would leave it home a lot), and it gave me major camera envy. I ended up getting a Canon PowerShot A1100IS and love it. Not only does it take really good pictures, but the video quality is excellent for a digital camera. I got it about 2.5 years ago, so there's probably something even better out there for a reasonable price, but I highly recommend getting a Canon-both my and DH's cameras take great pictures/video.
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Registered: 03-08-2008
In reply to: erica812
Wed, 03-30-2011 - 6:06pm
We are also a cannon powershot family! DH and I both have one, as do my parents and IL'S. They do make a waterproof case for some of the models, but I haven't used one. We love our cameras!