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Old Aug 5, 2003, 9:38 AM   #1
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Default Need to buy a digital camera for my daughter

Price 100 - 170

She will be using the camera to take pictures for the high school newspaper and year book. I would like a USB interface. A point and shoot camera should be fine. Should be a rugged camera as you know how rough kids can be.

One of the cameras I have looked at is the Olympus D-390 any pros or cons for this camera

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Old Aug 5, 2003, 11:12 AM   #2
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Hm, I got a Fuji Finepix 2650.
That should be good for your purpose.
Here in germany it costs about 149 at the moment.
So it should be even cheaper in the USA.
Give it a try
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Old Aug 5, 2003, 12:58 PM   #3
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Go to this link for some Olympus Refurbed cameras. There are f or 5 models in your price range. Choose one that has optical zoom.

https://emporium.olympus.com/innards...ub_category=22
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How old is she?

Beware zooms, probably the most likely thing to break if bumped.
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steve6 is right. How old is your daughter? Depending on her age, many cameras might be too large for her hands. And ruggedness is something you should take seriously.

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Old Aug 5, 2003, 10:15 PM   #6
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Look into a Sony DSC-U30. Small enough for kids hands, P&S simpliciy, amazingly rugged, and amazing image quality (if my U20 is representative)--a U60 might also be appropriate if proximity to water is a concern.
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She is 16 but she will have the camera in her backpack or purse most of the time and the camera will be taken to a lot of sporting events. She plays three sports her self. So the camera will need to take some punishment.

Thanks for the info
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Old Aug 10, 2003, 10:06 PM   #8
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Hi esizemore___

You have an interesting challenge

Here are four things I would suggest:

1. At least 3x optical zoom (so you can
"borrow" camera for her sporting
events).

2. Small, padded camera case allaround.

3. At least two sets of rechargeable
batteries.

4. Extra memory (recommendation if
available for your cam: Sandisk UltraFlash).

Good luck
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Old Aug 10, 2003, 10:22 PM   #9
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If she's carrying the camera in a backpack consider one that closes into some sort of clamshell arrangement or lens cover when turned off. It will protect the lens. Dont get a camera that requires a lens cap that has to be taken off and put back on.
Also a metal case if possible wold be nice.
Uses regular size AA batteries, this comes in handy when in a crisis - nothing worse than odd sized batteries you can't pick-up at a supermarket for emergency purposes.

Lots of luck.
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