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Old Dec 28, 2006, 3:15 PM   #1
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My daughter is 13 and has an interest in photography (this month, anyway). What would be a good digital camera for someone her age. She presently has a Canon A530 though it has not been working well lately. She wants one that has more features?

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Old Dec 28, 2006, 3:26 PM   #2
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Well I'm 16, so I guess I qualify as an interested teen, maybe I can help, haha.

My current camera is the Kodak P850 (the Kodak P712 is the current model) and I am very impressed with it. It has plenty of features for someone getting into photography, the 12x zoom lens is excellent and it has full manual mode (excellent for anyone getting serious about photography).

My only issue is it's below average low light performance, but it is a small issue.

If you can find one, I would suggest the Kodak P850 over the P712 because it will be far cheaper, but the P712 is very similar (it has 2 more megapixels but thats about it)
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Old Dec 28, 2006, 3:56 PM   #3
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What kind of features is she looking for? And how much are you willing to spend? The Canon Powershot A-series are noted as great "learner cameras" because they give the user so much control.

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My daughter is 13 and has an interest in photography (this month, anyway). What would be a good digital camera for someone her age. She presently has a Canon A530 though it has not been working well lately. She wants one that has more features?

Thanks for any info.
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Old Dec 29, 2006, 1:46 PM   #4
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I also think the S9500 10x Zoom 9.5 Megapixels and full Auto/Manual...I had one there light and take some excelent pictures..Don't forget to cover the lens with a Filter (UV or Skylight) If shes just starting out then you'll wanna protect that Lens

58mm Thread and at full zoom it's still a great picture/Focus

This is a great Digicam!!! Personal Thoughts!!
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Old Jan 1, 2007, 6:31 PM   #5
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Thanks for the info to those who responded. I was mistaken about the kind of camera my daughter has. She has an A510.
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Old Jan 1, 2007, 7:47 PM   #6
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I think it depends on what she really wants, or what she means by more features. The A510 has a pretty nice feature set for a compact camera. If she's really takent the trouble to learn all of it's features and controls, learn how they work, and she's ready for someting moree serious, then you might look at something like a Kodak P880 (It's easy to use, but I wouldn't call it a "starter" camera either).
http://www.steves-digicams.com/2005_.../p880_pg5.html

If she just wants more megapixels, a better movie mode, and something a little more fun, she might prefer something like an ultracompact casio Exilim EX-s770- -in bright red of course: http://www.dcresource.com/reviews/ca...il.php?cam=902


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