4.17.2010

Point... and shoot!

I have been asked before what kind of cameras I would recommend for the average photographer - i.e. moms, college students, etc.

Point and shoots are really the way to go unless you have a real love of photography and a good strong arm to lug around an SLR and lenses. "Point and shoot" refers to cameras that don't have removable lenses and a multitude of other manual options. You can use them just as they're named - point, and shoot. No fuss. They're typically lightweight and portable - some the size of a credit card and the width of a piece of candy.


I personally love Canon Point and Shoots. I found a great website for comparison shopping, called Become.com. When you search for Canon products it brings up all of their available models, each with a list of resellers for comparison shopping and pricing. Each of the sellers are reviewed (I like to know I am buying from a reputable source - in additional to smaller sites they feature Wal-mart, Crutchfield, Radioshack, Staples, etc.). You can select all the features that are important to you - megapixels (6mp-8mp will get the job done for enlargements up to 10x13), zoom (optical > digital), and of course, price. You can even have the website email you when the price of a favorite camera drops!

I am needing to retire and replace my previous Canon Powershot, but I haven't quite yet decided what model to purchase. Luckily they're are so reasonably priced nowadays that with a few sacrifices (goodbye McDonalds and Burger King) we should be able to upgrade soon!

Does anyone have any recommendations? Feel free to link me the model from the website!

3 comments:

  1. Wish I had a recommendation, but I seriously doubt I could impart any camera-based knowledge to you, the queen of photography. =)

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  2. I got a canon point and shoot a few months ago and I'm so glad I did. I hated lugging around my d40 to playdates, it was kind of silly.

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