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Anonymous asked in Consumer ElectronicsCameras · 1 decade ago

what is the easiest digital camera to buy/use?

i'm looking to buy a digital camera for my Mother. She is very non technical, so I would like it to be very easy to use and to keep the cost low. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    You can get this camera at Amazon.com for $225.00.

    This camera is spectacular! I've played with a few digital cameras but as this is my first digital camera that i've owned, I've found this soooooooooo easy to use!

    Within minutes of opening the box, I was using the camera to its full advantage. It's as simple as press the on button, make sure you're on take pictures mode and look through the viewfinder. if you wanna see the picture just press the screen button. Then....point and press the button to take your photo.

    The memory is pretty good about 16mb i think but unless you're a professional, you're not really going to be using high quality and all 4.0 mega pixels so you've got pleanty of room for pictures. The normal quality is excellent enough! (If you're going on holiday though I would recommend the memory card add-on incase you do run out).

    The screen is about 3cm x 2.5cm and is a really useful picture as no matter how good a camera you use, if you start laughing you'll end up with blurred photos.

    Self timer is easy to use as is changing the flash. Macro is a little more complicated. This is the function for when you take pictures of objects really close to you. If you wanna be a bit arty and take photos of flowers, this is a MUST function.

    The movie mode is great fun to use and the sound isn't too bad at all. I recorded my entire school singing "Jeruselem" on the last ever day of school and its nearly as good as being there live. It still makes me wanna cry!

    The zoom is also easy to use...press the magnifying glass to zoom in and the square button with black dots on (impossible to discribe) to zoom out. simple!

    I think my own mother would be able to use this camera and shes a technophobic! You can't really go wrong... like I said...point and press!

    Downloading your photos to a computer is easier than it may sound. The first time you do it, place the CD in the drive and follow instructions. Attach the cable to the PC and the other end to the camera and use the software. (Basically click download).

    Maybe my friend Caz and I have really weird eyes but in photos of us we get a lot of red-eye...or maybe its just the really good flash. Luckily, the camera comes with MGI Photosuit so you can alter things like red-eye and blemishes.

    I would recommend you invest in some rechargable batteries and the adapter to charge them though. If I go on a night out and change the batteries before I go I always take an extra set of batteries just incase. It goes through batteries that quickly if you use the camera a lot...especially with the screen on and when taking films.

    If you're new to digital photography or you want a really good camera at a reasonable price... shope around for this camera. I was given this camera as a birthday present so I shouldn't really comment on the price but it wabout about £140 from Argos. The SD memory cards are about £50 so shop around for these!

    Easy to use, good value for money and really stylish! perfect!

  • 4 years ago

    I'm very impressed with the picture quality on Canon PowerShot D10 camera. The 12 megapixel sensor, coupled with a dozen shooting modes, produce an excellent image. I'm used to controlling aperture and shutter speed on the SLR, so simply selecting "portrait" or "night exposure" mode and letting the camera do all the work just seems too easy. Or, if selecting "portrait" is too difficult, you can select "auto" and just let the camera do it all. Movie quality is also quite good. The LCD screen on the back of the camera seems huge compared to the 1" screen on my old Digital Rebel. It's a great display.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ha ha none of em are easy and they cost an arm and a leg in the long run... they cost a small fortune..... it goes way beyond just the camera stupidest thing they ever invented was digital cameras.....ive had about twenty different types of cameras plus two digitals..ya better have alotta money toots... stick with film if you want cheap... if shes very non technical you dont wanna buy her a digital........if shes non technical buy her a poloroid camera ....like one professional said digital cameras are like a machine gun you keep snapping photos all the time and it costs alotta money .. printers computers etc.....and once they get their foot in the door with a digital its magazines and tripods and gadgets and lenses and dslr next step and etc etc etc..... and courses and classes.... it just never ends on the money thing... or technical stuff ... good luck..if you go too fast or drive or have pressure of other peoples problems they aint easy..

  • 1 decade ago

    You don't have to be technical to use a digital camera but she might need a lesson or too. My inlaws (in their 80's) have a nikon point and shoot and they keep it on auto, when they want pictures printed, they go to a photo kiosk and put the card in and print. For older people look for a camera with image stabilization (IS).

    I prefer canon myself. My sister has this camera and loves it. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001SER47Y/?tag=googhydr-...

    I have this one and love it, but I only paid 459.00 at Christmas. http://www.amazon.com/Canon-Powershot-G10-Digital-... I also have this one http://www.amazon.com/Canon-PowerShot-A570IS-Digit...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can consider buying

    1)Panasonic Lumix DMC-ZS3 10.1 MP Digital Camera with 12x Wide Angle MEGA Optical Image Stabilized Zoom and 3 inch LCD ..

    @10.1-megapixel resolution captures enough detail for poster-size prints

    @12x MEGA optical image-stablilized zoom; 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens

    @Capture HD video in "AVCHD Lite" format

    @Intelligent Auto (iA) mode; Face Recognition feature

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001QFZMCO?ie=UTF...

    2)Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W290 12.1 MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Zoom and Super Steady Shot Image Stabilization ...

    @2.1-megapixel Super HAD CCD image sensor

    @5x optical zoom, 28mm wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens; Optical SteadyShot image stabilization

    @720p high-definition movie capture; BIONZ image processor

    @3.0-inch (230K pixels) Clear Photo LCD; Face Detection and Smile Shutter technology

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001SEQPGK?ie=UTF...

    3)Nikon Coolpix L22 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD...

    @12.0 megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches

    @3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens (37mm to 134mm); bright 3.0-inch LCD

    @Easy Auto Mode with Scene Auto Selector; capture 640 x 480 movies with sound at 30fps

    @3-way VR Image Stabilization System

    @EXPEED Image Processing; Smart Portrait System

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0034XIL60?ie=UTF...

    4)Nikon Coolpix S8000 14.2 MP Digital Camera with 10x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD

    @14.2 megapixels for stunning prints as large as 20 x 30 inches

    @{10x wide-angle optical Zoom-NIKKOR ED glass lens; 3.0-inch VGA (921k-dot) Clear Color Display

    @720p HD movie recording at 30fps; HDMI output

    @Creative Slider creates pictures, in camera, by simply adjusting brightness, vividness and color hue

    @4-way VR Image Stabilization System; Smart Portrait System

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0034XIM82?ie=UTF...

  • John
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    You can consider buying

    1)Nikon Coolpix L22 12.1MP Digital Camera with 3.6x Optical Zoom and 3.0-Inch LCD (Red-primary)

    *12.0 megapixels for stunning prints as large as 16 x 20 inches

    *3.6x Zoom-NIKKOR glass lens (37mm to 134mm); bright 3.0-inch LCD

    *Easy Auto Mode with Scene Auto Selector; capture 640 x 480 movies with sound at 30fps

    *3-way VR Image Stabilization System

    *EXPEED Image Processing; Smart Portrait System

    http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-Coolpix-L22-3-0-Inch-R...

    2)Nikon D300s 12.3 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera -

    *12.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor for high resolution, low-noise images3

    *Includes AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II lens

    *Nikon EXPEED image processing; D-Movie HD Video for cinematic 24 fps, 720p HD movie clips

    *3-inch Super-density 920,000-dot VGA LCD; one-button Live View

    *Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

    http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D300s-12-3-Digital-Cam...

    3)Nikon D300s 12.3 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera -

    *12.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor for high resolution, low-noise images3

    *Includes AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR II lens

    *Nikon EXPEED image processing; D-Movie HD Video for cinematic 24 fps, 720p HD movie clips

    *3-inch Super-density 920,000-dot VGA LCD; one-button Live View

    *Capture images to SD/SDHC memory cards (not included)

    http://www.amazon.com/Nikon-D300s-12-3-Digital-Cam...

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