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Old Oct 20, 2010, 4:41 PM   #1
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Default Point and Shoot, Affordable but Tolerable

I've asked this question a few times, but now I'm ready to purchase a camera and want to hear your suggestions one last time. Here are my requirements:

1) Affordable P & S to keep in the truck and carry while on the job. Tough is a bonus, but it does not have to be one of the "waterproof/shockproof" models (those tend to be too pricey)
2) Wide angle would be great, but not a necessity
3) AA batteries are good (b/c) they can be found everywhere I go. However, a power inverter in the truck will solve the battery issue.
4) Quality is not my #1 concern for my work photos. However, I will have this camera with me a good bit and will be taking photos of my two young kids. I have recently purchased a DSLR and am in the learning process with this camera and will probably take some family photos if it is handy.

What can you recommend?

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Old Oct 20, 2010, 6:56 PM   #2
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Well, Luke-

We have been down this road at least two times before. The two lowest cost options are: a refurbished Canon A480 which is on sale at Beach Camera for $69.95, or a Kodak Z915 also on sale at Staples. When you purchase the Kodak Z915 for $99.95, they give you a $25 Staples gift certificate. Both are very good cameras. We have a number of people on the Forum who use the Z915, and I personally also have the A480 which I lend out to the kids.

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Old Oct 22, 2010, 5:22 AM   #3
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ditto on the z915. i have one as a second camera, and it's really quite decent.
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