Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Untimely Demise

So, I would be posting delicious pictures of John and Mary's fourth birthday party, but this morning Mary accidently knocked my camera off the kitchen counter in her birthday excitment and the lense broke right in half. This beloved old camera was my college graduation present and feels like a significant player in my life and marriage, so I am sad to see it go.

Anyone have a camera they really recommend? I am all digital, all automatic, but I want really good pictures and resolution that I can blow up to at least 8x10.



MomVee said...

I love my Kodak Easyshare Z740, which seems not to exist anymore, but it looks like the Z712 is comparable.

AR and J Mama said...

I have the Nikon D-80. I LOVE IT! It's extremely pricey though, and was a gift from my husband that covered both our birthdays, anniversary, Christmas for at least 2 years. :) But the pictures are incredible. Very easy to use...it's heavy (but I like that). It looks and feels like a film version of an SLR. I was completely into black and white film, developing my own pics, and when I went digital, I wanted something with film quality. I have not been disappointed yet. I have enlarged up to 8x10 and you can not tell it's digital. I am going to try some 11x16's next. It does have alot of options on it, but you can put it on automatic and just point and shoot. Hope this helps! :)

Anonymous said...

I just typed the following up for a friend last week:

I am really pleased with our camera, a Canon PowerShot SD850 IS 8.0 MP. My dad had one a few models "lesser" and I really liked his, so I finally caved and spent $250 to get this one from Amazon (now down to $220):


Sometimes there's a slight lag because it doesn't know what to focus on, but it really has done a good job of capturing our two year old "in action" and I've also used it for all kinds of pictures for work (I design a magazine and have used this even for cover photos on several occasions). And I know that there are still all kinds of things you can do with it that I just don't know how to do. It does capture a lot of red eye, but it was a built in red eye correction tool that does wonders--it's far better than any software correction tool that I have ever used. It can take a little time to review the photos and use the tool, but avoiding red eye is really difficult with any camera that is so small (because of the proximity of the flash to the lens). So basicaly, I would definitely say it's a good investment! If you don't go with this model but find something else, just make sure it has the image stabilization, as that is VERY beneficial.

nancy said...

I have done exhausive research, as I lost towocameras in a short time. I have the Canon PowerShot sd750( it used to be the elph)It has probably been upgraded since I bought it last year, but it is a great camera. Small, light, easy to use, I have enlarged shots to 16x18 with no trouble, and the camera wasn't even set on the highest resolution. And it not too pricey. I would buy it again, and you can borrow it for a while to see if you like it.

B-Mama said...

My in-laws have an AMAZING Canon Powershot as well and we always ooh and ahh over the quality of the photos. They are so sharp and the color is really great.

I would encourage you to stay away from the Sony Cyber-shot, which is our current camera. We have concurred with many other owners that the indoor shots are always very dark--the flash does not do the camera justice! Can't wait to be back in the market for another digital.

Aubrey said...

I would strongly recommend a Canon PowerShot. We bought ours a year ago on the recommendation of my photographer father. It usually comes in under $200. The pix can be blown up to at least 8x10. To see samples of what it can do, check out my blog--all of the pix are from the Canon Powershot A570 IS.