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Old Jul 5, 2006, 12:29 PM   #1
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My mother in law is in her 80s.

She recently complained about running out of film while sightseeing.

I'd like to buy her a compact point and shoot digital camera to replace her film camera.

Is this a good idea? If so, what camera's are the easiest to use for an older person who is techno challenged?

Any suggestions for the easiest way to get prints would also be appreciated.

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Budget

* What budget have you allocated for buying this camera? Less than $250

Size

* What size camera are you looking for? Compact, but not tiny


Features

How many megapixels will suffice for you? Not particular

* What optical zoom will you need? Standard = 3x-4x

* How important is "image quality" to you? 5

Do you care for manual controls? No

General Usage

* What will you generally use the camera for? snapshots

* Will you be making big prints of your photos or not? No

Will you be shooting a lot of indoor photos or low light photos? some (Christmas, birthdays, etc)

Will you be shooting sports and/or action photos? No

Miscellaneous

Are there particular brands you like or hate? No

Are there particular models you already have in mind? No
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For ultra simple and a lower price take a look at the Kodak C-360 or A-760. For higher quality photo output and a higher price take a look at the Canon A-540 or the A-610 or A-620.
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For ultra simple and a lower price take a look at the Kodak C-360 or A-760. For higher quality photo output and a higher price take a look at the Canon A-540 or the A-610 or A-620.
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Thanks...I couldn't find the Kodak A-760...

For what its worth, she is currently using a Kodak Advantix F600 film camera
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Jeff-

I apologize, that was my typo. The camera is the Kodak Z-760. It a nice camera that is extremely easy to use and it takes wonderful Kodak saturated photos, like she is most probably very used to seeing.

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Any other suggestions?

I also need ideas for helping her convert her pics to prints.

She isn't savvy enough to upload them (and has a slow dialup, connection)

I assume she could take the memory stick to Walmart, etc to get prints?

Keep those ideas coming!

Thanks again,

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Yes, any store, such as Walmart can make prints for her. If she could upload, she could use any of the online photo processors, such as the low cost www.dimeprints.com.

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Yes, any store, such as Walmart can make prints for her.......
And for a few bucks more, they can also put the contents of the camera card on a CD for storage. Costco is another place to accomplish this.
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Two features that I would think important are a large LCD, and some type of image stabilization. I know Sony's good in these areas, probably some other brandsas well.
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