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Old Dec 9, 2005, 4:03 PM   #1
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So, I need (well want) to get my parents a camera for Xmas to get them up to the digital era to go with their new computer. Im not to up on the Low End of the digital camera maket. Im looking for something in the 200-250 price point. SD memory would be preferable as I can give them one of my spare cards.

Things it should have:

4mp+
3x zoom
Larger LCD for the old eyes 2" +
optical viewfinder (because I cant break them of the habit of using it, even with my 2.5 inch cameras)
will most likely never be taken off auto mode.


That should be a good start for them. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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canon sd400.
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Old Dec 9, 2005, 7:48 PM   #3
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<250? Where is that?
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Old Dec 10, 2005, 8:24 AM   #4
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The Kodak easyshare range has reasonable quality, easy to use cameras in the right price range.

As an oldie myself I suggest looking for a camera that allows you to switch it on and select the mode using a dial rather than the LCD screen. I need glasses for reading and it is a real pain having to put them on just to set the camera to the mode I want, then take them off to see my subject.



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Old Dec 13, 2005, 5:59 PM   #5
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I got a Sony w1 for my parents. doddle to use and plus it uses AA batteries so they don't have to faff around and charge the damn thing. Comes with a TV cable which is handy for those 'nostalgic moments of photos taken 2 hours ago'.

Great photos too!
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