Cameras forum

General discussion

Please recommend a camera for me

by SilverGirlNYC1 / November 2, 2010 2:37 PM PDT

I am looking to replace my Canon PowerShot A85, finally. I love its heft because I'm clumsy, but wish there was less delay between shots.

I've been pretty happy with the A85's features (zoom on the front, ease of use, options) but do wish it took better pictures in low light and closely zoomed-in.

I enjoy the fredom of AA batteries because I can buy a bunch cheap and they actually seem to last a long time. Maybe I'd adjust to Li-ion batteries? I travel a lot so shlepping a charger seems like a hassle I'd rather avoid, but if there was a good trade off I'd adjust.

I don't take spohisticated pictures, but I do like to fiddle with the options occasionally. Lots of pics of my wiggly kid and nature. I also take the occasional video to show to grandma. Again, nothing "professional" but I like it to look good.

I prefer to stick with Canon because their customer service has been exceptional and this A85 has lasted me ~6 years already. Also, all the software's on my computer. That said, I'd be willing to switch brands if it was really worth my while.

I like the lightness and portability of a smaller, lighter camera. I just worry that with my big fingers and shakey hands I'll just make every shot blurry by jigging the thing as I push the clicker. Perhaps image stabilization would help with that?

I'd like to keep the cost low, which seems doable based on my limited research.

I'd really appreciate your recommendations.

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Please recommend a camera for me
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Please recommend a camera for me
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
AA Batteries
by PistonCupChampion / November 2, 2010 3:14 PM PDT

Cameras using AA batteries really cuts down on your choices. Most manufacturers, Canon included, rarely have cameras powered by AA's. When they do, it's usually only for the cheapest models.

Canon makes a lot of good cameras. If you want something better, I'd point to the G11 or its replacement the G12 ($500). If you want something better but smaller, look at the S90 or its replacement the S95 ($400). If either of those seem a bit expensive, have a look at the SD4000 IS ($300).

Collapse -
HD movie shooting capability
by vugsy / November 3, 2010 12:30 PM PDT

i recommend canon powershot sd780is 12.1mp, it will give u very good quality pics. also good videos because it's HD movie shooting capability. it costs $200 more or less.

Popular Forums
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
Laptops 21,181 discussions
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
Phones 17,137 discussions
Security 31,287 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
Windows 10 2,657 discussions


Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?