Oh Lord, I wouldn't send a $200 camera off to camp. It's not only your daughter who will be using it.
All of this would appear to point toward taking a laptop, as well. Where is she going to store the images?
Will she have access to a computer where she can offload the photos and e-mail them to herself or to you for storage?
Yes, Smartmedia is cheap but how long is camp, how many photos, etc. etc.
**She can use any disposable camera and have the images transferred to a CD when she gets back.
If she absolutely, positively has to go digital, then I would check out e-Bay for one of I/O Magic's "MagicImage 500" cameras. I just saw one listed with no bids at $20.
Yeah, it says $99.99 but I bought mine at a local computer store for my kids for $39.99 and paid another $15 for a 32MB Smartmedia card (the max. memory it takes...4MB card comes with the camera.
-Pocket-sized (3.15 x 3.3 x 1.26 in. )
-1280X960 on HiRes
-Point and shoot
-Automatically turns itself off when not in use to save batteries (you need that feature...)
-30 standard 1024X768 per 4MB
-some distortion in the lens (hey, it's CHEAP!)
-genuine "leatherette" carry case!!!
Battery Park area of NYC, just south of World Trade Center site on 9/11/2002 ~~ Is this quality good enough?
The pictures they actually take...
I sometimes let my 12-year-old daughter shoot with my D770 and she enjoys photography. But she ain't takin' it to camp or even to school with her friends!
photo enthusiast and parent of a 12-year old girl