What brand sells the best digital cameras? Most for the money?

Hello, I am in the market to buy a new digital camera, any advice? I have heard Nikon or Cannon are the best, but my old camera was HP and I really liked it too. Also, I am looking in the lower to middle price range. Let me know what you think! :)

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  • Pey
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    I also have an old HP M417 camera that is really great. The following may help you keep it going and find a new camera.

    A friend asked me to clean and charge her new 2000mAh Duracell batteries as described in the next link. Those batteries are still going strong after four months of normal use and have not been recharged.

    Click this link for other camera tips and complete instructions on cleaning camera and battery electrical contacts.

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    Most NiMH rechargeable batteries lose charge and should be recharged when not used after two weeks, but Duracell and RayOVac new formula 2000mAh NiMH batteries hold charge one year when not used. Also, 2000mAh batteries seem to have a longer life. Did not like these batteries at first, but have 12 over five years old and all are still as good as new. Higher mAh batteries (about one year old) still work well in flashlights, but won't start my camera.

    In new cameras, look for a viewfinder (LCD invisible in bright sun), optical image stabilizer, and check battery prices. High mega pixel settings take longer to process and may not be needed unless required for very large pictures. Maximum print size for a 3 mega pixel setting is 8 x 10 inches. Click links below for more details.

    http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-pa... ...

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    What gives a camera its picture quality?

    It is mostly the skill of the photographer that produces high quality pictures. The lens and camera are very important, but the ability to set the scene, adjust the cameras settings, and hold the camera very still or use a tripod with auto or remote shutter actuation when required is what gets the great pictures. Megapixel resolution is about potential photo size, not picture quality.

    The Canon A590IS is a slightly older model that is available everywhere at great sale prices. Think it is a great camera and a best buy. It has auto focus, a viewfinder, optical image stabilization, and uses rechargeable NiMH batteries.

    http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/A590IS/A590I... ...

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    There is no one particular place to get great buys, but you may see something above that really helps you find the best buy. Click on the second link in the information above for an example then search for your camera of choice at the upper left. Camera prices at this link change often.

    You may never need expanded wide angle or telephoto capabilities, but the A590 IS is compatible with Canon's accessory lens adapters: A small button next to the lens bezel is actually a latch; press it and you can remove the bezel ring, exposing a bayonet mount for accessory lenses. Canon offers the WC-DC52 0.7x wide-angle lens, the TC-DC52A telephoto lens, the 250D 52mm closeup lens separately, along with the LA-DC52G adapter to mount them on the camera. (Note that the wide, tele, and macro lenses all need the LA-DC52G adapter to mount them to the camera. The lenses won't work by themselves.)

    This could be the best slim line camera with a viewfinder and ... It's PINK, but it uses a $49.50 Series G Rechargeable 960mAh lithium-ion battery.

    http://shopping.yahoo.com/p:Sony%20Cyber-shot%20DS... ...

    http://www.digitalcamerareview.com/default.asp?new... ...

    CAUTION Do not overcharge! Batteries can be damaged. Use an automatic two or more hour Energizer Compact smart charger with temperature monitor, trickle charge technology, and safety timer ($9.76) at Walmart. Use pre-charged 2000mAh Duracell ($12.97) or RayOVac ($5.97) batteries (both hold charge one year) and a full cycle charge. To preserve battery charge, use the viewfinder.

    CAUTION To prevent memory card corruption, keep batteries charged, format in camera, and don't delete or fill card completely. Wait for lights to stop flashing then turn camera off before removing memory. For card readers, double click Safely Remove Hardware. Select, then click Stop and OK.

    Lots of great camera tips in this link.

    http://www.danscamera.com/Learning/going_digital/#... ...

    My camera has 5.2 megapixel, but I use 3 most of the time because it gives great results, is faster, and takes less memory. Also, it only has a 3 x optical zoom and 7 x digital zoom. I never use the digital zoom because making pictures larger works better on the computer. This is an old camera, but everyone is impressed with the quality pictures it takes ... like magic.

    Check with the Geeks in several stores and compare prices. Once you select a camera, read all about it in the owner's manual. You can view owners manuals at this link, but will need to Login. http://www.retrevo.com/s/digital+camera ...

    The source links show most of the cameras out there with prices and make digital cameras work better with help on cleaning camera and battery electrical contacts.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I recommend Canon PowerShot SD880IS

    I picked this camera because:

    It has a wide angle lens, this can make it better for taking pictures in rooms as you can get more in the picture.

    It takes video, I wanted to be able to make simple videos without having to drag a larger format video camera around with me wherever I go.

    It records sound along with the video as well as simply acting as a sound recorder, this lets me record conversations without the need to always take notes.

    It is ultra compact, this means I can carry it everywhere I go using a belt clip so I don't miss a snap because I didn't want to carry a camera. I'm lazy like that.

    It is manufactured by a camera company and not a computer company, the implication being that the optics are in theory better.

    Canon PowerShot SD880IS

    10.0-megapixel resolution allows greater freedom when editing and printing

    4x optical zoom with Optical Image Stabilizer; 28mm wide-angle lens

    3.0-inch PureColor LCD II for bright, accurate color with wide viewing angle

    DIGIC 4 Image Processor improves Face Detection, adds Servo AF, Face Detection Self-Timer and Intelligent Contrast Correction

    Captures images to SD/SDHC memory cards

    Price: $247.95

    reference: http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-SD880IS-Stab...

    hope that help

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