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Old Oct 2, 2006, 4:06 PM   #1
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My 89 year old step dad wants to buy a digital camera. More important than pixels etc. is his ability to manipulate the controls.

We're looking at the large screen displays and something with larger than pinpoint on/off subsurface buttons with some tactile responses.

Any suggestions for a geezer cam?
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Old Oct 2, 2006, 5:43 PM   #2
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The Kodak Z760 is a very good camera, it is selling for around $100 to $130, has a great viewfinder, 3X Optical Zoom, and best of all, it is very easy to use.

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Don, i'd give your Dad a pat on the back and an 'atta boy' for his wanting a digital camera. I am my 87yr old Mothers caretaker and she sometimes confuses the TV remote with the cordless phone...consider yourself very lucky...
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I would say to also look into the Canon A540. It has a very big screen and is very fast. Also, it has a viewfinder.
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However, the Canon A-540, having both Manual and Auto functions may indeed have too many buttons/choices and thus not be the best choice. The Kodak Z-760 regularly sell for around $100 on ebay which would save you some money that could be used for a case and SD chips.

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