Looking for a camera for DD, 12- less than $100. Recommendations?
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Posted: 2/8/2013 9:49:06 AM
DD wants a camera. I have a P/S canon that I don't love. Drains batteries, can't even remember what kind it is.

What kind do you recommend I get for her? I'd like to spend less than $100. TIA.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:12:39 AM
We have had great luck and gotten some good pics with several of the Kodak Easyshares. There are several differrent ones, ranging from $59 and up. There is a cool touch screen one on Amazon right now for $95. They are not the most sophisticated cameras, but they take abuse well. DH had his fall out of his pocket into about 6 inches of snow. I found it 4 days later. It still works great and that was 2 years ago. Very easy to use also. Target, WM, and Best Buy carry several of these, so you can go play with them.


ETA: The one drawback we have found with Easyshare: The software that comes with it is terrible--bloated, buggy, will make the computer SLOW. We made that mistake only once. Use a stand-alone program to edit, etc.

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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:41:15 AM
I just saw a canon on amazon with good reviews for $79.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:49:57 AM
Back in my P&S days, I always used Fujifilm Finepix cameras. They were awesome. But it's been about 5 years, so don't know how they are today.



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Posted: 2/8/2013 11:50:04 AM
I bought a kodak easyshare once, never again. I only buy Nikon or Canon now. Are you using the Lithium batteries? Those suckers last a really long time. If I just use regular duracell or energizer, yeah it drains them pretty quickly.

I got my kid a canon p/s canon camera from amazon this one actually, and its a pretty decent little camera. $72.95

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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:08:36 PM
kms-you may be talking about the same one I just saw and that jendeere just linked. I'm going to get it for DD. Looks good. My SLR is a canon and that is what I'm used to so I can help her with it as well. Thanks for the feedback and links everyone.


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Posted: 2/8/2013 12:29:29 PM
Yep that's the one I saw! I want one for myself!!


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