Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Camera Cries

I have Camera Issues. The last camera I LOVED was a Canon Sure Shot that actually took FILM. I bought it in 2001 right before our first trip to DisneyWorld. Richard bought a digital Fujifilm FinePix A 303 several years ago, when digital cameras were just becoming popular. It still takes great photos even with the low amount of pixels or however you describe that (Is it Mega pixels??).

Three Christmases ago, Richard bought me an HP digital camera. I love him, but hated the camera - the dang screen in the back was too small (when you youngsters are over 40 that WILL matter to you…). After my incessant complaining, we sold that one on Ebay. Because I have a wonderful and dear husband who loves to make me happy he scored the camera I had asked for on a Black Friday (see his blog) and gave it to me two Christmases ago - a Kodak EasyShare C743, which I had researched and really thought it would be wonderful. All I can get from it is ….blurry photos or bad lighting (see right). I have tried changing the settings, changing them back, etc. Nothing works. So, I either have a lemon or I am too stupid for a supposedly SIMPLE point-and-shoot camera. Last Christmas you ask? NO camera – I have worn him down.

So, to all my digital and “techy” friends out there – what should I do now? What do you use? I need an easy one that will zoom in, zoom out, and will take pretty crisp photos with dummy-proof settings. Is that too much to ask?? OH, and it would be nice if it doesn’t cost as much as a monthly missionary payment.

Ok, I will wait… a little while!


  1. I have a Nikon Coolpix 7900. It is easy to use and very compact. I have had it for almost two years and do not have any complaints. However, I would LOVE to have a Canon or Nikon SLR digital camera. Someday, and if I really need to use one I can borrow Cory's office SLR. Good luck!

  2. I have both a digital SLR and a small point and shot...both are Canon's. I am definitely a Canon fan. Maybe I will blog about it today with some good websites to help you along.

  3. We just got a Nikon SLR camera - the D40 and then we splurged on an additional lens. We bought it online and have been really happy with it. I am still learning all the bells and whistles, especially how to shoot on other settings other than auto. Anyway, I think it meets your requirement of of taking great, crisp photos, but it is an SLR which may not be what you are looking for.


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