Need New Digital Camera - Orland Park,IL

Updated on June 25, 2008
J.S. asks from Orland Park, IL
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I dropped my camera and it needs to be replaced. Any good recommendations? I am looking for one with a date stamp, good zoom, and one that will take continuous pictures and has a quick shutter speed. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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answers from Chicago on

I have a Nikon D80. Pricey but worth it if you can take the time to read the manual and can understand "camera talk". I am in a very large learning curve. My ex has a beautiful Sony, mid-range price, that takes wonderful pics. I used to own a Sony that was excellent also. It is absolutely amazing what can be done with the new cameras. May I suggest that you go to a CAMERA store and not a large chain store, for the best advice on what you need. You can always buy at the chain store, but my experience has been that the sales people are not always the most knowledgeable. Good luck with the camera.



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We did research based on what consumer reports recommended and what we were looking for. If you don't already have one, I'd highly recommend a subscription to the online version. It's $25 a year (I think) and covers everything from toaster ovens to cameras to baby products and has a wide range of informational articles as well. It's been a lifesaver for us.

What I like most is that it offers "quick picks" that lets you know the pros and cons, pricing and why it's a quick pick. I think when I did my digital camera research, they had tested something like 50 cameras (?) I was able to look down the columns of attributes offered for each model and immediately eliminate those that didn't offer want I wanted. Then price was the next factor. Anything over $xx was scratched. From there, it was easy to choose based on the ratings of the remaining.

Most recently, we had been looking at flat screen tvs and my hubby was at the store one day and happened across a floor model that we hadn't considered. I looked it up while he was there and found it was rated higher than the model we were initially considering and that the price was lower because it was a floor model. We spent about $200 less than what we were expecting to spend, and got a tv that was originally priced 2x higher than the one we were planning to purchase.

Great resource to have!!



answers from Peoria on

My husband purchased the Canon Rebel XT for me a few years ago. It is an 8 megapixel and I LOVE IT!!!!!!! For the same prices, Canon now offers a Rebel XT 10 megapixel. It is not just a hand held camera so at first it feels sort of bulky. However, once you get used to it, you will fall in love with it too! The Canon photo program Zoombrowser is very easy to work with as well when downloading pics and editing too. Good luck with your search!



answers from Chicago on

I too need a new camera and want to get another Kodak Easy Share. Mine is 4 years old and is not working well due to kids messing with it. But, I love it. They are relatively inexpensive and I never have to "wait" for the camera to actually snap the picture. It just takes the picture immediately. As far as zoom, I'm sure you can talk to a sales rep. It has a date stamp too. It also has the continuous picture option (is that the one where it snaps a bunch of pictures one right after another, used a lot for sports and stuff?). Anyways, when I was looking for a camcorder I went onine to Best Buy, Circut City, etc. and read all about video cameras. That actually really helped and by the time I actually went shopping, I knew exactly what I wanted. The zoom on my camcorder is 40x...I don't know if Easy Share cameras come in that far of a zoom but it's GREAT! Hope that helps.

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