OT--digital camera under $200

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by pilgrimage, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. pilgrimage

    pilgrimage DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2002
    Hi I need a camera for my vacation and know NOTHING>
    Any recommendations?
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  3. pw2pp

    pw2pp DIS Veteran

    Jan 17, 2001
    here is a Hot deal on a Kodak Easyshare 5.0 MP camera for $129.99 at overstock.com

  4. checkwriter

    checkwriter DIS Veteran

    Oct 9, 2002
    I'd recommend a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LZ-2. It's under $200 (try www.bhphotovideo.com) and has software embedded in the camera that stabilizes pictures so that your otherwise shaky pictures come out clear. It's very good, and you don't appreicate the stabilization software until it's there protecting you from blurry low-light or high-telephoto shots.
  5. bettyann29

    bettyann29 <font color=blue>Heres my contribution for today..

    Dec 30, 2003
    I personally recommend HP.. Ive had a Kodak easyshare before and the pictures werent all that great and I paid over $400 for it.. however that was a few years back and I hear good things about them now.. I can only assume they have improved them.. My last camera I bought was an HP for under $150 and the pictures are awesome..
  6. Jeanne B

    Jeanne B DIS Veteran

    Dec 11, 2004
    If you go to www.dealsofamerica.com and scroll down a ways you'll see buy.com is selling the A610 for $184.94 w/ free shipping which is an excellent price since it's been selling in the $210-$220 range online. This is a GREAT camera (I own one myself). Swivel LCD screen, sharp pictures, fairly pocketable and if you go to the Photography board you'll find lots of Canon lovers!!
  7. toystory1130

    toystory1130 Mouseketeer

    Jun 14, 2005
    I just got an email for a Kodak Easyshare refurbished model 4 megapixel for $88 at ecost.
  8. Shagley

    Shagley If you don't move when I say "beep beep", I will r

    Mar 11, 2005
    I just bought a Canon SD550 a few months ago and I love it. I think I paid about $230 for it through Dell. You may want to check out the Photography board, they had some great advice there. Also, check the Hot Deals forum at www.fatwallet.com for any current deals on digital cameras.
  9. mello

    mello DIS Veteran

    May 26, 2005
    both make cameras with really good optics. I can't recommend specific model #'s 'cuz I haven't camera shopped in awhile, and they change so fast. But, last time I researched it, both companies had lower-end cameras that got good reviews, and I can honestly say I've never seen a fuzzy, pixelated or otherwise crummy pictures taken with either a Canon or a Sony. I have a friend who's a Creative Memories consultant, who just bought a new camera; she did quite a bit of research, and ended up with a $200 Canon, and her pics are beautiful. She said a guy at a camera shop told her that companies that make very good high end cameras will usually also have a low-end camera that's quite good too. Not sure how true that is, but it worked for her!

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