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Old 09-03-2012, 05:02 PM   #21
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DH consulted with BIL and we ended up with a Sony Cybershot. Paid about $200 for it. The camera zooms up to 10x and does a bunch of other stuff I've haven't even begun to figure out yet.

Here'a a picture I took using the new camera of a 1938 Philco radio my uncle restored to perfect working order. Old and new technology!

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Old 09-03-2012, 05:48 PM   #22
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Any of the Nikon Coolpix line are a good choice. Also, Canon EOS SLR if you want to up the ante.......
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:31 AM   #23
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I second the suggestion to get a camera with a viewfinder.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:51 PM   #24
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For me, it is a requirement that my camera that have a 'viewfinder' -- not just the 'display' that is useless in any amount of sunshine. They are hard to find these days at the pricepoint you're looking for.

However, I did find exactly what I wanted -- i.e. a point and shoot with both viewfinder and display. Google Fuji Finepix and you will see some choices. The Fuji Finepix is a step up above the smaller purse-size cameras yet not too big and bulky like you get into with the SLR's.

If you want, you can also get an adapter for it that allows you to screw on filters -- such as a UV, etc.

I have the Fuju Finepix S1800 for a couple of years now and it has served me well.

I also like it because it uses double AA batteries.
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Old 09-05-2012, 04:18 PM   #25
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DH consulted with BIL and we ended up with a Sony Cybershot. Paid about $200 for it. The camera zooms up to 10x and does a bunch of other stuff I've haven't even begun to figure out yet.
I recently purchased a "Sony Cyber-Shot DSC-HX7V". I already had an old Cyber-Shot so I was already familiar with the basic camera controls. It worked great on a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest.

I got a 32GB memory card and the camera tells me that I can store over 6000 high res photos. More than enough. I bought some extra batteries since I'll run out of batteries before I run out of image storage space. When I do any kind of scenic photography I put it on a very lightweight tripod.

Here is a video with stills and movies that took using this camera recently.

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Here is a video with stills and movies that took using this camera recently.
Beautiful Marty - thanks!
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:00 PM   #27
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Not only beautiful, Marty, but very well produced. Well done!
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I was into photography several years ago, and used to refer to this website for reviews: Steves Digicams - Digital Camera Reviews, Camera News, and Photography Information

It appears the site has morphed into something that is more commercialized than in the past, but I'm sure Steve's info is probably still pretty solid. As for me, I am partial to Canon cameras, as I feel their lenses are amoung the best for the $s (still have my F1).
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Currently, like many here, I mainly use my cell phone as my camera; but, I expect my next camera to be something long the lines of the Lytro: Lytro - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • Still a bit too new/expensive for me now; but, assuming the price comes down in a couple of years...
  • Focusing after the fact
  • 3D by default, etc.
  • Lots of cool new options for me to play with

Just another option to consider that I did see mentioned by others.
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