Camera advice for my mom

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  1. jaynang

    jaynang TPF Noob!

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    I am shopping for a digital camera for my 67 year old mother for her birthday. I am looking for something very simple to use as she is not very technologically savvy and has only used film cameras up to this point. Any recommendations?

    Thanks,

    Jay
     
  2. Mike_E

    Mike_E No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hi jaynang. Welcome to the forum.

    At what level does your mom shoot? Most of the Pros in the world started out in film and a DSLR was designed so as not to be a bother to anyone.

    If you are looking for a P&S then the usual subjects come to mind but try the search feature located between 'New Posts' and 'Quick Links' and just under where it says Welcome, (your name) for tons of threads already written.

    mike
     
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    Thanks Mike_E, I am looking for a basic point and shoot camera for her.
     
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    The_Traveler Completely Counter-dependent Supporting Member

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    there a huge comparisons made on lots of commercial web sites around the features on different models.

    Pick a price range and do a web search for 'comparison point and shoot cameras.'
     
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    Nowadays there's really no such thing as a 'bad' point and shoot camera - my advice would be to stick with a well-known brand and see what is available in your price range. You'll most likely be spoiled for choice, so maybe pop along to your local camera shop and ask to have a look at a few to see how easy they are to use etc. You can also find tons of reviews on www.dpreview.com

    Pete
     
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    Kodak has some very simplistic point and shoot cameras that are at a reasonable price. You might want to start there.
     

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