Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digicam Help > What Camera Should I Buy?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Mar 10, 2013, 5:39 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13
Default Around $100 point and shoot

I and my two grandkids currently have two Canon SD1000 cameras. The cameras have done all of what we want, but now one is missing or misplaced (not mine BTW). So I'm ready to buy the grand kids (around 6 years average) a replacement. Since I'm generous, I'm going to give them my SD1000. But now what do I do?

I've been on Ebay. The SD1000 USED (7 MP, 3X zoom) goes for like $60-70. I can get a "new" Canon A3400 ((16 MP, 4X) from Amazon for around $70 and I can also get a "refurbished" Panasonic Lumix DMC-SZ7 (14MP, 10X) for around $80. I really don't make much use of these special features, but I'm leaning towards the Lumix. We also all like video and can see the value of clips we make now in the future.

So, under $100, what small, pocket camera may let me look like I know what I'm doing? Thanks.
mrag is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Mar 11, 2013, 5:09 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Australia, New South Wales central coast
Posts: 3,144

G'day mate

So-called 'refurbished' cameras are often those returned to the store by a buyer simply as it didn't suit their hand/eye when holding it - and the 'refurbishing' is little more than cleaning eh finger-marks off it before reselling

If the Lumix grabs you - then grab it too :-)

Regards, Phil
Has Lumix mirrorless & superzoom cameras and loves their amazing capabilities
Spends 8-9 months each year travelling Australia
Recent images at http://www.flickr.com/photos/ozzie_traveller/sets/
Ozzie_Traveller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 17, 2013, 1:15 PM   #3
Junior Member
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 13

G'day to you fine sir,

Thank you. I very much appreciated your reply and went with the Lumix. While it's only been a week or so, I'm very impressed. It seems it has less photo options, but they are easier to follow. That could also be because I've now toyed with these little cameras for a while and getting used to learning a little.

My very novice thinking is, for just plain old quick pictures with a small, easy to carry camera, it is more a matter of knowing which camera NOT to buy as most of them will be quite as good as the next one. I am really enjoying the Panasonic Lumix and am a "happy camper." Your feedback was very much welcomed. Thanks...Al

Last edited by mrag; Mar 17, 2013 at 1:18 PM.
mrag is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:58 AM.