Sunday, February 7, 2010

Picture Perfect-Advice Please?

I got my digital camera on the night of my 17th birthday-I remember because that was the big present my parents got me for that year. They thought since I was having my golden birthday party, I should have a camera that doesn't involve running to Walgreen's to get pictures developed.

That was nearly 3 years ago(Only 3? Wow, it seems like forever ago!) and my camera has brought me through so many events: Birthdays, homecoming, prom, graduation, parties of all kinds, and the list goes on.

Now that I've started The Eclectic Element, both blog and Etsy shops, I have a new use for my digital camera-A business use. Besides my blog and Etsy, I also list things on Craigslist and a few other local websites to bring in some extra cash for the family. Unfortunately my camera is aging and not so gracefully, so the picture quality is starting to get bad. It's either that, or it's just not supposed to be used for these types of pictures...

*Cue my wonderful mother*

She says that since we are going to be trying to make extra money by listing lots of things online in the future, we are going to need a better camera to use.

*Cue my wonderful readers and friends*

This is where I need your advice: We are looking for a really good digital camera for no more then $200.00-If you have any suggestions or know someone who might be able to help, we would be so grateful :)

Thanks in advance everyone!

Love and Energies.


Matty said...

I just bought my wife a new digital camera last week for her birthday. She wanted an inexpensive one that did not have a lot of bells and whistles. I got her a Canon PowerShot SD1200 IS. It was around $150.00 or so. It was the lowest priced one that still has optical image stabilization for eliminating fuzzy pictures when your hands shake. She loves it. It's small and easy to use.

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Anonymous said...

I have the Fujifilm FinePix F31fd and it works great for my purposes. I tried looking it up and I don't think it's actually made anymore but I also don't remember it being as expensive as they indicate. Fujifilm seems to do a really good job with picture quality and being fairly low in price.

I'd check out pbase to look up various cameras and see the image quality. Here's why we chose the F31.

Anonymous said...$300-or-less?mod=family-home

Check out this article that I found on yahoo.

later missy Makayla Bear

Unknown said...

Wish I could help! I dread the day I will need a new camera. I Love my canon powershot!