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Q: What type of camera to buy?

June 12, 2009 | By Lilyrose | 14 answers | Expired: 1908 days ago

Lilyrose

Looking at all the great photos on zootoo has pushed me to decide I need a new camera. I want a digital one. But do they make them so they can take videos too? Any brand suggestions? I need one that is very easy to use please!

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Stephanie
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Jun 19, 2009

I've had great luck with the Cannon Powershot. It takes pretty good video too. I got an 8G card. For lots of video though a regular video camera would be best.

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dawn
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Jun 17, 2009

Canon makes several great cameras. Most digital cameras will take sipets of video, but if your more interested in having video, I'd recommend getting a video camera. Happy shopping

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Kavykeeper
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Jun 14, 2009

I have a Canon PowerShot A570 that I would NOT recommend. My photos are fuzzy and it's complicated to use. I had a Sony DSC-P92 that I loved. The shutter broke and it was too expensive to fix.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Jun 13, 2009

The Nikon D90 has 12.9 mp and hi-def video. One of the girls at our shelter uses it to photograph the dogs. She uses a lot of manual settings so it would seem to be user friendly with the ability to grow your skills. The single best site about digital photography is www.dpreview.com.

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Midwestwoman
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Jun 13, 2009

If you're looking for an intuitively easy to use "point and shoot," I recommend the Canon Supershot without reservation. The Canons are the only fully automatic hand-held cameras I've had any luck with -- I owned the Sureshot back int he 80's and got excellent photos from it. The only problem with that camera was that it sucked the juice out of the batteries and went dead at inopportune times. Then they came out with another version that used a lithium battery, but I didn't think it took as good of pictures as the Sureshot. I have to say, the Supershot takes nice photos and is good for animal photography because it's small and unobtrusive, also quiet. Unless you're looking for something with more features and manual options, I recommend the Supershot as an all around, handy everyday camera.

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Jillian
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Jun 13, 2009

i use a nikon, but have a hard time taking photos of animals. i have 8 megapixels, awesome zoom, and it takes incredibly detailed close ups if i turn my macro on, but it has no tolerance for movement. i spent around $600 on it, whereas, i know people who spent only $200 and have much better results.
always test before you buy. you want at least 7 megapixels, something that can zoom like theres no tomorrow, and can handle a little movement.
the best pictures are those touched up w/photoshop. just b/c you have a good camera doesn't mean they will be as quality as some you see on here, though even w/photoshop, it still starts w/a good camera. like i said, my camera, not good for animals. i'm very skilled in photoshop, but if i'm using my own camera, theres not always much i can do.

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Kaytee
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Jun 13, 2009

For christmas , I got the Nikon CoolPix S550 with 10 Megapixels.It takes great pics and videos.I hope this helps:)

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Kris
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Jun 13, 2009

I have had several Kodak Easyshare cameras and find them easy to use. I would recommend one with at least 10X zoom if you can afford it and 10 megapixels. I like to have the camera dock and with the push of a button I can send pictures to my computer and it keeps my battery charged. There is also the option of a USB cable and a charger. Definitely need rechargable batteries. My cameras have all had video option and the newest one even allows me to make pictures from indiviidual frames int the video. If you want some more information or have questions, please don't hesitate to send me a message.

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Debby
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Jun 13, 2009

I favor the Nikon I have a Coolpix L11 and P90

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Stevecat511
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Jun 13, 2009

I forgot to add, I have the rechargeable batteries and charger from my other camera which was also and EasyShare but not as good as this. They all fit, even the cable to download the pics onto my laptop. I also have a 2GB memory card which I can take to Walmart, CVS, wherever they have a photo developing center.

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