Tuesday, December 7, 2010

List It Tuesday - Camera Mumbo Jumbo







































I can't seem to shoot a decent photo to save my life. So, either--I'm the world's worst photographer or my crappy old camera is just not cutting it. I'm hoping it's the camera, so I've asked Santa to bring me a new one for Christmas. I just want a nice point and shoot camera that will take decent pictures I can post here of finished art or work in process. But all this camera mumbo jumbo is making my head spin! There are so many choices. Even if I narrow it down to one brand and a specific price range there are still too many options to sift through.

So I'm asking you--my fellow bloggers--for a little help. Which camera do you have? Do you love it? Do you hate it? Why? What features are a must have? I'm looking for something under $200 that is easy to use and can fit in my purse. Help me please!

And then hop on over to artsyville for another week of list love.

16 comments:

Eden said...

Pat, I'm loving your list!! I know what you mean about shopping for the camera.....I have a Sony point and shoot, and my DD is on her 2nd one....I like a big LCD display, a rechargeable battery and if I can limit the number of USB cords going into my pc all the better. There are so many good and comparable cameras out there....I say, put your hands on a few and see what feels right and if the functions make sense to you. Good luck :D

lori vliegen said...

i'm with you on the mumbo jumbo.......i can't make any sense out of any of it (and as soon as i figure it out, they'll change it all, guaranteed!). my dutch sweetie gave me a nikon D40 for my 50th birthday and i love it! but, i'll be honest that right now i basically use it for point and shoot......there are options on it that i'll never use (and i'm sure that if i program it a certain way it would probably vacuum the floor for me, but i haven't figured it out yet), but i'm super happy with the quality and it's easy to use! i love your list.....good luck with the search!! xoxo, :))

curly girl said...

I LOVE this—your list and your list art! And, I'm totally with you on all of the camera mumbo jumbo!

I have a Nikon D60 and I use it about the same as Lori. I keep getting out the manual to refresh my brain on the menus and terms. Maybe it's my fault—that I just don't use it often enough. But my pictures always turn out great.

I hope you find something you that works for you. :-)

aimee said...

the lingo i understand best is "point, shoot, and hope for the best." awesome list!

Bonnie said...

Great list !! All that stuff is so confusing !! I have just progressed to a DSLR but my point and shoot was a Nikon COOLPIX. I used it for years and I LOVED it !! I don't use it anymore though. I mainly use my DSLR but if I'm out and about and need a camera, I use the one in my iPhone ... it's my best point and shoot !!

My list is up now ... can't wait for U2 see it ! tee hee

S.E.Minegar said...

i'm totally there with ya on the camera confusion. my old point and shoot (from 2003) is still tickin', but i'd love to get a new one. too nervous about the lingo to read the literature! i've had luck with cannons.

Liberty said...

I love your lettering!
It jumped out at me as soon as I landed on the page and I think it's beautiful :-)

I recently got a Fujufilm Finepix S1800. It's around $200 USD.
It has far more options than point and shoot though so it may be way more than you need. I use it mostly as a point and shoot but I do like the easy toggle options to switch to Macro or Super Macro for super close up shots. One of the things I love about it is that it takes AA batteries so I can use rechargeable NiMH's and it feels like I will never spend money on batteries!
I ranted a bit about it in a blog post here if you're curious:
http://divinitywithinity.blogspot.com/2010/11/new-camera-excitement.html

storybeader said...

great looking list! My point and shoot is old but still clicking - it's a basic kodak... Macro is the most important setting for me, since I need closeups for my jewelry {:-D

Chel said...

I ADORE this!! So true!!

cath c said...

i have a piont and shoot thing that i really don't like these days, but depending on how i point and shoot it, i can get the occasional nice shot out of it. good luck shopping around and good looking list!

cat said...

I can so relate about the mumbo jumbo camera speak - I'm trying to learn now how to work a "nicer" camera. Love your list!

Biomouse said...

First of all I totally love your lists! They just have a joie de vivre that makes me smile. As far as a camera, I also wanted a point and shoot but something a little more of a "bridge" between P&S and DSLR so I ended up with the Olympus SP-800uz and do really like it. It has high resolution and a huge optical zoom, but I am really irritated that there is no manual focus setting. My previous bridge camera was a Fuji fine pix that I adore even now. If I was going to do it again, I'd go back to buying a Fuji for a P&S or a Bridge camera. My SLR is a Nikon and I love that, and have had the chance to play with a Nikon Coolpix which was small and light and fun. Good luck in your search!

Kerri said...

i just have a little canon- but i LOVE it because i have it with me all the time-

hope santa does you right!! :)

LuLu said...

Howdy,

I'm a computer nerd - but I don't pay any attention to all that camerea mumbo jumbo.

For digital, I use a COOLPIX - the one Ashton Kutcher hawks...it's easy.


For film (yes I still do use film for convenience), I use a Canon Sure Shot...it's easy.

Peace,
LuLu

maccandace said...

I have a Nikon DSLR but I want a P&S to carry with me at all times. I have a Sony Cybershot which takes decent pics in sunlight but the flash photos are awful and it seems to be a battery hog. So I'm requesting a Casio Exilim for Christmas, one of the super-thin ones. My friend has one and it took some great night shots. I don't know the specific model number, though.

Carolyn said...

love this!