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    Default On a new camera hunt

    I usually would get a SLR camera. But that was because I sold on Ebay and Etsy and needed great pictures. So now I'm looking for a point and shoot for about $200. I figure that's middle range or is it?

    Anyway, I haven't gotten a new camera for about 15- 20 yrs. What's good out there lately?



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    Default Re: On a new camera hunt

    Lorie,
    Point & shoot camera sales have been withering. Cell phone cameras are really pretty good these days. Have you taken a quick look at them? I bought a pixel 3 phone just for the camera. That's also one less thing to carry.
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    Default Re: On a new camera hunt

    That's a good idea, but I don't use a cell phone



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    Default Re: On a new camera hunt

    No cellphone here either, no signal. I have a little Kodak point and shoot that works well enough. It even has a zoom.
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    Default Re: On a new camera hunt

    I carry my iPad with me or use my phone.

    DH just bought another Canon camera before the trip. It's not a point and shoot, although it's pretty idiot proof for me. I didn't ask but I, certain it's not in the $200 range. Doesn't fit in my purse.

    For me the ability to quickly transfer photos to my laptop would be priority

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    Default Re: On a new camera hunt

    I had a Canon for years, it worked great. I dropped it and had to replace it I bought a Nikkon. It's a good camera, too. I paid less than $200 for each of them, I think the Nikkon was under $150. I don't use it as much, because I use my cell phone for "in the moment" photos. I use the Nikkon mostly for family pics, etc.

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    Canon Power Shot takes excellent pictures and is small and easy to use. It has a built in zoom but you can't attach any power lenses. Easy to transfer photos if your computer or laptop has a slot you can pop the memory card into. I think it is less than your price range. It even flashes a message on the 2 inch screen that says Change the Batteries and I like that. It has a little fold out screen where you line up your shot, no tiny pinhole view finder like older cameras.

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    Default Re: On a new camera hunt

    I looked up the Canon power shot and wow those little things can get up there! I've got to be a good girl and stop that habit of buying the best when I don't really need it any more though.


    I had a Fuji and an Olympus, so I'll try the Canon. Thanks for the suggestion!



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    I love my Nikon CoolPix 53700. It does more than I will ever need and it's small enough to carry in a pocket. It's rechargeable and a charge lasts a very long time. I think it was less than $100 at WalMart.

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    Default Re: On a new camera hunt

    Little update...I went for the Canon power shot. It was just under $200, but I couldn't help myself and got the kit that goes with it. It's purple too.

    I miss having a camera, so I'm really looking forward to it!



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