January 14, 2005

Hypothetical Non-Luddite Bleg

Let's just say that I wanted to break down and buy a digital camera, one that would allow me to post pics here.

What would be good makes and models and how much might I expect to pay for one?

Jess' askin'.

UPDATE: Lawks! Those things are still pretty pricey, aren't they? Tell ya what - all y'all hit the tipjar and pitch in and I'll make it worth your while.......

Posted by Robert at January 14, 2005 12:29 PM

Err, you mean the Llamaphone doesn’t already have one?

Posted by: Tim Worstall at January 14, 2005 12:47 PM

It really depends on usage. I've got a 3-Megapixel camera and it's plenty for me. I can give you consumer reports best buys for some different resolution to give you an idea. Instapundit reviews cameras a lot as well. Also one tip. People tend to forget about the physical size of cameras and how easy they are to use. I've got an ELF (it was a gift) that sits in a drawer because my hands are too big to use it well. So go to the store and pick a few up before you make a final decision.

3-MP Canon PowerShot A75 ~ $180 CR Best Buy
4-MP Fujifilm FinePix S3100 ~ $250 CR Quick pick
6-MP Olympus C-60 Zoom ~ $300 CR Best Buy

Posted by: PiZero at January 14, 2005 01:12 PM

What . . . you crack the top 100 blogs and you think you're Instapundit?

The funniest line in Iowahawk's Dan Rather bit was the Glenn Reynolds:

"May I pour you a cognac, Inspector?" he asked nonchalantly. "I've been testing new cameras all afternoon, and I've worked up a bit of thirst."

Just google as follows:

site:instapundit.com digital cameras

and then go through his 58 separate posts on the subject . . .

I'm sure you'll find something nice -- though perhaps a bit pricey . . .

Posted by: The Colossus at January 14, 2005 02:39 PM

Go take a look at the pics I posted last July from Colorado: those were taken with a Sony Cybershot DSC-P100 (on sale at Best Buy right now for $320) using the "Auto" mode (i.e., no photographic skill on my part -- just the default camera settings).

It takes great pictures outdoors in bright light and good ones indoors with the flash. The Zeiss optics are nice, but like any mini-camera (whether digital or film), its quality isn't as good as a larger camera body

It's also built like a tank - mostly metal with only a small amount of plastic (we've dropped it a couple times and it still works) but is smaller than many cell phones.

I like it quite a bit, though I do plan to get a more serious digital camera in a couple years for photography.

Posted by: JohnL at January 14, 2005 03:17 PM

Start with a very inexpensive Creative digital cam -- under $100.

Posted by: david at January 15, 2005 05:34 PM

Drop me a line, I'm in your area
and deal with this stuff for a livin'.

Posted by: harrison at January 15, 2005 05:36 PM

Here's a tip: Check ebay

Posted by: gail at January 15, 2005 08:56 PM
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