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What's a good digital camera that won't cost too much??

I am looking to buy a new digital camera - mine's a bit outdated, with only 3x optical zoom and 5.1mp. I am looking to buy a better one - but I'm no professional or anything. I want a camera that is user friendly but still takes professional quality pictures, preferably can be charged by USB or AC adapter, and isn't too hard on the wallet. Willing to spend around $200, up to a max of $300 - but for $300 it better be FANTASTIC or come with extras. Will be used mostly for pictures of my daughter, and pictures of the scenery and such while on vacation. Anybody familiar with cameras? Can you recommend a few models for me?


Asked by FluffyMamaBunny at 10:54 PM on Mar. 5, 2011 in Technology

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Answers (7)
  • Cannons are really good

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 10:57 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • i have a coolpix... i'm pretty sure it's by nikon but i love it and if you're anything like me and you leave it out in a freezing car by accident the camera will still work and i love that there's a night setting on it so not only do i see the people in those pictures but i can see where we were cuz the background is clear too

    Answer by lashes325 at 11:35 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • I just got a Nikon S6000. So far I love it, it's taken some really excellent pictures indoors and out. It's a point and shoot too. 14.2 megapixels, 7x zoom, HD video (HDMI), and I like it because it also has panoramic picture ability. Charges through USB from computer or wall charger.

    Answer by Nanixh at 10:57 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • I have a canon powershot sx210is and i love it. you can get it from walmart or target for around $250.

    Answer by newlife627 at 10:58 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • If you are just looking for a good point and shoot I recommend Nikon. They have great cameras at reasonable prices and my second choice is a canon for a point and shoot. If you want to go higher tech on a camera, I would go with a Canon SLR.

    Answer by LisaAnn069 at 11:01 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • I'd do the SLR cameras if I were more photo savvy. I think I'd need to take classes to be able to maximize usage on a camera like that.

    Comment by FluffyMamaBunny (original poster) at 11:06 PM on Mar. 5, 2011

  • I've been a kodak fan for seven years they've not let me down yet.

    Answer by prissysayshi at 11:23 PM on Mar. 5, 2011