Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Camera buying time

Okay, so I've finally decided that I do need to buy a new digital camera.  The one I have is more than three years old, and has been pretty good to me.  It's just got a low maximum resolution, and can't take video with sound.  So, I'm going to ask you, my blog readers, which cameras have you had and liked or disliked and why.  Even if it's an older camera, it's good to know how a brand is in general.  I'm looking for something of at least 5 MP, movie mode with sound (preferably Quicktime since I love my mac) and it has to have a close-up (macro?) mode.
Thoughts?  Suggestions? Input please!


xxx said...

How much are you looking to spend? That's the big question, isn't it? *grin*

My experience has always been on the "pricey" side of camera buying. We've got two Sony's, a DSCF828 and a DSCF717. I love the lenses and the zoom on these things, and the zoom is great. Just based on my experience with these cameras and the few Sony's I have played with, I'd recommend the brand. A lot of Sony stuff might be crap these days, but their cameras have been good.

Nikki said...

Wow Heather. I have no idea. I use the disposable cameras. I have a digital camera but rarely use it b/c I hate all those buttons. I'm to much of a computer dork. Sorry.

Sven said...

I use a Kodak Easy Share. I didn't buy it but rather won it in a raffle. I really like though it is fairly simple. When I can save enough money I plan to get a digital SLR. For video I stick to a video camera. I feel funny about a camera that can do too much. BTW, most of the pics on my flicker site (all the recent NY pics) were taken with my Kodak.