Camera Woes

7.31.2010

Well, I am having a great day. I was taking pictures with my Canon camera and I dropped it and stopped the fall with my foot. Ouch! I then went to turn it on to take more pictures and it does not turn on. I'm thinking oh no, maybe it just needs new batteries. Changed them out and still won't turn on. So I told Mr. Savvy and he said I guess you will have to go get a new camera. He then said  that I have been wanting a new one anyway. Well, yes, I would love a SLR, but they are a lot more expensive than my Canon point and shoot, which by the way is new. So since I can't get a SLR right now what camera do y'all recommend. 

I checked consumer reports for a good digital camera that doesn't cost an arm and a  leg they recommend the Nikon Coolpix L110 for good zoom capabilities. It is on sale at Best Buy, too which is great.

Does anyone have this camera and are you happy with it? Any other recommendations for a middle of the road priced, but good camera?


Thanks for any suggestions.

KIM

24 comments:

  1. The camera I have and use for all of my blog pictures is a Kodak Z1012 IS Easyshare. I love the way it works, easy to operate, has a Variogon 33-396mm (equivalent) AF 12X Optical Zoom lens.

    I recently purchased a slr camera. A Cannon Rebel XSI. I haven't learned how to use it yet. I am thinking about taking a photography course to learn how to use it.

    Hope that helps!
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  2. Kim I hate it when you drop a camera like that. Darn it! I love my Canon SLR and use it for most of my photos. It is a large heavy camera so for point and shoot I just got Canon SD1300 IS. I really like it as it's small and light weight to carry in my purse. It is what I will sue to take photos (oh and its pink)on the yard sale trip. Good luck!

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  3. I'm currently using a Canon Power Shot SD780. It was free from Hubby's employer and I love it.

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  4. Just a quick question for you. Are you sure your camera isn't covered under a warranty? My daughter dropped hers and it was still under warranty and they replaced it for her. Might be worth checking into. Diana

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  5. I was going to mention also - check if warranty is still good.

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  6. Kim
    I am passionate about how much I love my Canon Rebel! Costco is selling them with two lenses for a hefty price, but if there is any way you can swing it, I would invest in a good SLR. After all, you are a blogger and photos are what drives our design blogs. I am always getting comments about the quality of my photos, and having that camera has opened up a new hobby besides blogging: photography. Beg, borrow or steal one! Canon Rebel XTi--check out Ebay...
    Good luck, Delores

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  7. My husband got for me (he says us) a Nikon P100. I haven't even used it yet. He has used it but still needs to learn more. That was one of the things I was going to do this summer but haven't. He did tons of research before he bought it. It looks very much like the one you have pictured!!

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  8. So sorry to hear about your camera. How sad :( I don't know much about Nikons since I'm a Canon person. I know that SLR's have really come down in price. If you get the older model of Canon Rebel, like the XS it's around $500. I've heard that Panasonic makes really good P&S cameras. I've heard good things about Canon Powershots as well. They are supposed to work well in low light. Good luck with your camera shopping!!!

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  9. Hi Kim, sorry to hear about your camera, but maybe it's a good thing and you'll get one you like even better! I use a Nikon D50 they now have a D90 which is better and has more pixels. I think it's really the lens you get that makes the most difference. We bought a new Nikon lens on line and it's so much better than the lens it came with. My hubby thinks the Nikon and Cannons are about the same, but it's just which ever one you get used to and can buy interchangeable lens for. Have fun shopping!

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  10. I find that somehow or other I manage to go through cameras and computers within three years. For the last few cameras, I have gone with Canon Powershot. I had the G9 and now have the G10. It's under $500, or was when I bought this last one around six months ago. I order online to get the best deal. I've had the more expensive cameras, the SLRs. But I tend to go through them and at twice the price at least!
    Brenda

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  11. I'm sorry that happened Kim.

    I received my camera for Christmas and love it. Canon Powershot SX120. It is small, has a large screen, 10Xoptical zoom. I was told the Nikons are grainy with zoom. IDK.

    Good luck:)

    -Rene

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  12. I have a Nikon D5000 and love it. Get one now so you will be a pro by the time Grandbaby Savvy gets here!

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  13. I have a Canon D40 with 3 different lenses. It was very expensive and the lenses even more so, it is heavy and bulky and for my regular photos I love my Canon G10, my husband and I fight over it, so I just ordered a Canon G11, the G10 is no longer being made. It takes better pics than my expensive one and is so great for closeups. It is user friendly too. I took some photo classes for the D40 and the teacher recommended B and H photo on line for the very best prices. It is true, and they get to you really fast. The G11 is $450. Good luck.

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  14. I have recently bought the Nikon Coolpix L110 and am very disappointed and dissatisfied with it...I am taking it back the next time I go up to the city. The color is crappy and the pictures seem to be distorted.I will stick to my cheap little Canon PowerShot A530 until I find something better. We also have an old Canon Powershot G3 and a newer Panasonic Luminex.

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  15. Hi Kim-

    My p&s Nikon Coolpix 5400 is on it's last leg and I have been looking at cameras for sometime now. Just waiting till my hubby gets re-employed so I can be free to spend some $$$$. My friend has the Nikon Coolpix 110. She let me borrow it. Since I am familiar with a Nikon I adapted right to it. It took great shots. It is a liitle larger than a point and shoot, but not as big as a DSLR. I think there is a new one out now - 200 series. If you take the pics on auto the photos came out very nice, but if you change the controls macro, etc and the +/_ you will get great shots with the Nikon.

    The camera that I found to be the best and met all of my criteria in all of my searching is the Canon S90. It runs about $350 or less depending on what it comes with. This camera in all of my testing was the winner. It took such vivid shots and works well with little light. I know a DSLR is what we all think we need, but I want a small camera that I can take anywhere. This is the one I am saving for. I found it at Best Buy and Amazon.

    Diane

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  16. Kim I'm so sorry. That's terrible.
    I have a Canon G11 that I got for Christmas. It was about $450.00 on Amazon.com. It has high user ratings and I do enjoy it very much. I hope you find a great one soon.

    Have a good evening.
    ~Melissa :)

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  17. Hey Kim. If you want to email me I have a Nikon D70 SLR for sale. I don't know what you are wanting to spend on one but it is a good camera. Email me.

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  18. Hi Kim, I know how you feel. Two weeks ago i dropped my camera and broke it!! I had to go out and buy a new one.I bought a panasonic lumix.I really like it.I bought it at best buy.The sad part is that the camera i dropped i bought only two months ago.I didn't have a warranty, but now i do...Kathy

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  19. I have a Canon G11, I use when I don't want to carry the big camera. I really like the camera and it is great for Macro shots.

    I dropped my old camera almost four years ago, at the worst time I could have. Yes....just as I walked into Nell Hill's Atchison KS, I dropped the camera and it landed on my foot...:-(. I later picked up a disposable, just so I could get pics of Mary Carol Garrity's home. I toured it twice that day. The second time I got the photos I longed for. Mary Carol was sitting on the porch when I went back. The home was still open for tour. I told her what happened. She said well get in here and get those pictures. She really is as nice as can be.:-)

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  20. I probably want a fancy camera too. But I want to shoot five minutes from now and I'm already frustrated just learning how to use blogger! I'm not going to take the time to learn to use a bells and whistles camera right now. I travel a lot and can't fuss with changing lenses or the weight or the obviousness of a big camera. I have shot the motor on five or six Olympus models (which I still swear by, but they aren't digital!)
    so my latest, which is easy to use, teeny, digital, does EVERYTHING and takes beautiful pictures (even underwater) and pretty cheap (at Costco) is the Stylus 1050 SW. It gets the job done, and gets lost in your purse. Sorry for your bum camera! Hope it gets better--Jacqueline

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  21. Whenever I go to buy an electronic, I go to Best Buy and Amazon to check out the reviews. You can usually get a good idea as to the issues and the benefits of the items. Good luck on your search!

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  22. Hi Kim, I read through the comments and it seems some like the Nikon and some don't. I just got that exact camera for Christmas and I am really happy with it. I don't know about changing settings and I'm sure when I learn how to, the quality of the pictures will get better but for what I do, it works great. It's so hard to choose. Good luck, Patty

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  23. I have an older Nikon CoolPix point & shoot camera that I'm very happy with. I did get a Nikon SLR for V-day, but I keep the CoolPix handy for those quick shots. We're a Nikon family, so I would recommend any of their products.

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  24. Ouch...your camera, my computer...expensive week for both of us. I'm on my second Sony Cybershot, and while I'd love something bigger and better one of these days, I'm okay with mine for now.

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