Right there you can create a very short list of cameras from the names like Sony and others. Find the ones with AA battery power and then dismiss it if it doesn't have manual focus and is not under 200 bucks.
Knowing the cameras I know about I came up with nothing left on the list.
Why is the ION battery the issue here? My old Kodak runs for about some thousand shots on a charge so my curiosity is peaked here.
Hello! =) Wow this is my first post... =O
I've recently become interested in taking pictures of hummingbirds and want a camera of my own. I've been using my mom's Canon A540, but it has a terrible focusing problem and results in a lot of blurred shots. I've scoured the internet looking for the "right" camera that would capture the hummers well without capturing my pocketbook. You're thinking, "Get an DSLR!", right? Can't afford it. I'm looking for a digital camera under $200, which, of course, won't get PERFECT pictures but... anything is better than my mom's dysfunctional camera! This is what I want:
- Fast shot-to-shot time; enough to capture fast moving objects, like hummingbirds!
- Clear, sharp pictures
- Video mode
- Great zoom
- SD card or internal memory
- Easy to hold/grasp for long periods of time
- Doesn't suck batteries
- Uses AA's as opposed to an ION battery
- Better for nature & wildlife (ie, doesn't have to have 'face' recognition, but I will be taking picutres of other things)
- Has manual focus
- Image stabilization
I've looked at TONS of cameras for under $200 and haven't found exactly that, but I do have my eye on the Canon A590-IS. While everything seems good with this, it's bascially almost the same as my mom's only newer, and the shot-to-shot time is 2.5 secs without flash, and an agonizing 5 secs with a flash. And I do take a lot of flashed shots because my hummer feeders are under a porch. But anyway, I've also looked at several Kodaks, Fujis, and Sonys. I'm so lost. So many numbers and stats... I just want something that would be fast at re-cycling between pictures.
Does anyone own or know of a camera or cameras that would best fit my needs? Please... I'm about to go nuts!
Thanks so much,