I always find that you guys have good advice when it comes to buying stuff. Last time I asked about iPods for my daughter and had great suggestion. I ended up buying a red 4Gb from Apple.ca and she loves it. An added bonus to the cool factor is that she is the only one around here with a personalized red iPod. And I ended up inheriting the iShuffle as my son doesn’t seem interested for now.
Now her birthday is coming up and I want to find a good little camera. Price range, $100-$150.
Suggestions? Brand, model and places to order.
Seems to me that is a little on the low price range…not going to get much for that. Just taking a quick look at londondrugs.ca and tigerdirect.ca doesn’t make the choice (if there is one) obvious. Is she set on having a camera? Does disney make a kid friendly camera, at parent friendly prices?
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0665000FS10062308&catid=10131&logon=&langid=EN is within your price range, but no idea if it’s any good (I wouldn’t imagine that it is).
When I was looking to buy a new camera a few years ago, I took MiG’s advice and bought a small form factor Canon, and have been really happy with it. It was $250 or so two years ago.
I’m quite happy that I bought a camera that will fit in my pocket (even though for the same price I could have got a larger camera with a better resolution), because now I can take my camera with me easily, whereas if I had a large camera with a carrying case and all that jazz, it would stay at home, and I would never be able to take a spontaneous picture.
Last summer my gf bought me a Canon 4 MPx camera AND a Pixma photoprinter together for $199 at London Drugs.
The camera connector pulls out of a slot in the damn printer, you can run it on 3 C batteries and carry it in your purse and print like it was a Polaroid. Nice 4x6 prints that were better than the last Polaroid I owned! Plus some kid grade photo software for your computer in the package.
It’s not as nice as the one that was ripped off by some baggage handler, but I never did get back into taking any more than snapshot photography anyways.
That $99 Kodak’s plenty of camera for a kid. Unless you have a Costco nearby its a pretty good deal.
Canon Powershot SD200
A good review from steves-digicams…
Sturdy, compact, easy to use with lots of features. It’s a Canon…
Orangetang, this camera looks like it would fit the bill perfectly. It’s small, not pricey and it’s a Canon!
Most likely, she will not use the camera to make prints too often. I’m guessing she will use it for websites, school projects and email.
Don’t forget that it’s a refurb, however. Buyer beware.
My present truck is a refurb. So is your house .