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Best Camera for Elderly Newbie

by tattoosmom / September 11, 2006 2:18 AM PDT

We want to buy a digital camera for 82 year old father who has expressed an interest. It needs to be REALLY EASY to operate. It also needs to be as SIMPLE as possible. He is comfortable with e-mail, and would probably like to e-mail pictures. Recording feature is not necessary. Any advise would be much appreciated.

Thanks to all.

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by oligray / September 11, 2006 6:19 AM PDT

For what it's worth, I've been looking for something pretty similar and have come up with three options to consider for less than $200:

HP Photosmart R817
CANON PowerShot A530
NIKON Coolpix L2

The HP has a lot of in-menu help by the sound of it but runs from a proprietary battery whereas the other two take normal AA's. It's quite possible that the Nikon is the simplest to use since it has the least features!

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Elderly Newbie
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / September 11, 2006 8:23 AM PDT

You might think about going very simple,
like the Kodak C300. Under $100 and it does not even have optical zoom.

A step up would be the Canon A420 with 3X optical zoom, at about $150.

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