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Old Jun 17, 2010, 3:39 PM   #1
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Hello all,
Many of you have helped me in making my camera selections, so I thank you for that. My daughter is turning 11 and has asked for a camera for her birthday. Can you suggest the best choice in the under $100 category? Sam's Club sells a bunch of different Kodak cameras that are inexpensive. I was looking at the C190 for about $89. I would like her to have at least a 2.7" screen and a little more than 3x zoom. Is there a Canon or other type that you would suggest instead?

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Craigslist. Tons of cute pink cameras on there.
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kids like video in their cameras, something like the kodak m1093 would be nice. It shoots 720p HD videos. And it is under 140 dollars.
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Good point, shoturtle. I had never thought about the video element.
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I have lots of little cousins. Video is big with them.
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The Kodak Z-915 can often be found on sale for $99 and it have very good image quality, does standard 480 X640, 30fps video, and it even have some high ISO capability as well, easily using ISO 800 and even ISO 1600 in a pinch, while still retaining enough image quality for 4" X 6" prints. I have included/attached a Z-915 photo sample.

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Have you asked her why and what she wants to take pictures of? If she's anything like my 10-yr old daughter she'll be more concerned with taking spontaneous pictures of friends than producing works of art so you could consider a mobile phone. The camera itself won't be quite as good but it's more probable that she'll have it with her at all times and could be a good way to inspire a love of photography rather than a love of cameras

(and if she hasn't asked yet, a mobile phone will be next on her wish list)

I've got an HTC Legend and here's an example photo taken with it (with some post--processing admittedly):
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Good thought, Martin. However, cell phones are offered in a couple more years. I know, call me old fashioned.
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DOnt for get to add special things like a Note book and special pen to write down date of where she took the photos a bag for the camera and the littler stuff like lens wipe kit and extra battery -ies Most all cams are good to start with its the bigger prices that will floor ya when they get to be 15 asking for a really nice cam and the classes to go with...
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