Older Camera vs Newer Camera

Discussion in 'Digital Discussion & Q&A' started by Slushie, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. Slushie

    Slushie TPF Noob!

    Jul 28, 2009
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    Hey All,

    I pretty much know nothing about photography. So I need some help with this question from people who do.

    My Mom bought a Canon Powershot 510 3.2 Megapixels, a few of years ago.
    It still works great. But I've been considering buying my own camera, but wonder if I'd really notice the difference if I bought a newer camera.

    I wouldn't really be printing these out in a large size. Viewing them on the computer and printing them at most likely a standard 4x6. Maybe sometimes a bit bigger.

    Right now I live with my Mom, so I can use the camera pretty much whenever I want. So for now, if I bought a new camera, would I notice a big difference in quality? That's what I'm really wondering, if it would have a much better picture quality I would notice.

    I was thinking about the Canon A1000is. I can get it for about $160 CDN plus taxes.

    Any help on the matter would be appreciated.

  2. Dylan-Fishman

    Dylan-Fishman TPF Noob!

    Jun 2, 2009
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    Yes at 3.2 Megapixels the prints aren't going to be the best. If you buy something with 6+ then the prints will be better. I have no experience with the camera you were thinking about but the newer canon powershots are very good P&S's.

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