Saturday, May 02, 2009

Camera Drama!

I broke my camera today!! URGH!!!! I am *SO* bummed as I do not look forward to spending the money for a new one right now, but I am someone who usually takes pics several times a week (if not several times a day). Plus, I'm heading to Ghana in a few weeks and there is no way I can NOT take a camera!

So...what camera do you have that you love (or not love)? I've had Canon and Sony cameras in the past. I don't want to spend big bucks, but need to get a camera with audio/video that also takes great regular photos.

I'd love to hear what you all use!


Nadia 7:02 PM  

I splurged big time and got a nikon d 60 dslr(sooooo amazing!) but I want to take classes eventually to do more professional stuff..the camera I had before this one took really great was a kodak..from what I've seen all kodaks take really great pictures. J got one for christmas..a small pink digital that we paid 65.00 for and it's great!

Jen 9:37 PM  

My dad researched last year and got me the Canon Powershot SD 1000. It has been a great little camera. I think he really liked the Canons.

Sorry to hear about the camera. What a bummer...


A. Gillispie 9:49 PM  

Thanks ladies. Jennine, my camera that just broke was a Canon Powershot--from 2003! When Eban House was attacked last year this camera was donated. I had just gotten a new digital camera for our family. This camera was old and HUGE and pretty complicated for our non-tech savvy staff in Ghana, so I gave Eban our new digital camera and I kept the old Canon. It was a bigtime camera when it was made back in 2003, but it had the "aches and pains" of an old camera for sure!

Anyway, I was looking at the Canon Powershot SD 790 tonight. Top contender.

Amy 10:12 PM  

Sorry to hear about your camera Miss Anita and NO WAY can you do without- not when you're seeing your baby in Ghana!

Not sure if you're still looking, but we really like our little Kodak EasyShare CX7530. It is a few years old, but takes pretty nice photos and will shoot videos too. We've used it a ton for school performances and it is easy cheesy to operate. Best of luck on the hunt!


A. Gillispie 8:04 PM  

Well, I went camera shopping this evening. I went to Best Buy fully expecting to buy a Canon Powershot SD-- but didn't realize until I got there that zoom is sort of a big deal to me. 3x zoom wasn't doing it for me. I ended up going $50 over my $200 intended budget and got the 15x 10mp Nikon Coolpix L100. It had the best all around options for what was important to me (zoom, macro, and flash distance). It sucks getting used to a new camera though. I'm sure it won't feel "right" for a while. And I would have rather spent the money to pay adoption fees!

Laurel 9:38 PM  

I LOVE my big Nikon D70SLR (which I got 1/2 price in the newspaper classifieds), but for the smaller digitals I was going to recommend the Cannon PowerShot or the Nikon CoolPix.

I'm sure you'll like your little Nikon. I've been using Nikons for over 20 years, and have loved all of them.


A. Gillispie 10:01 PM  

Laurel, you have a cool camera! The camera I just broke was a hand-me-down professional camera--heavy and easy to grip. I found that when I picked up the little point and shoots today I just couldn't (or didn't want to) make the transition back to light and "convenient." I missed the weight--something to hold on to! Supposedly, the model I got is somewhere between a point and shoot and an SLR. It's as big as the one I broke, but certainly not as nice as your camera!