umm i think its called the Kodak EasyShare 10.0MP Digital Camera – Black (Z1012) my aunt has it its beautifully developed and zooms in 1000% its perfect for a photographer i might get one my aunt has one only thing there $250 targettt or the Nikon 6.1MP Digital Camera with 18-55mm. Lens – D40 its 500 though also at target i hope this helps you decide you can also go with Canon 5D Mark II there reallly good almost look the same
Comment by aves — July 24, 2009 @ 10:39 am
The best one according to the PC World magazine.Is Canon Power A590 is Point -and Shoot Camera this is very good for beginner’s camera,the PowerShot A590is offers amazing image quality and superb stabilization. You cant read this Article.Canon PowerShot A590 IS Point-and-Shoot Camera For a beginner’s camera, the PowerShot A590IS offers amazing image quality and superb stabilization. Alexa Wriggins Tuesday, August 19, 2008 02:30 PM PDT My digital camera expertise begins and ends with this fact: I cannot resist the urge to photograph a couple of fuzzballs named Chuckie and Violet. I’m a classic novice point-and-shooter, and the crème de la crème of my snapshots find their way onto Flickr or Facebook. Recently, I spent some time with the 8-megapixel Canon PowerShot A590IS digital camera to see how fully it would meet my list of very basic snapshooting requirements and how well it would compensate fro my lack of technical proficiency. For a bargain-bin price of $150, it has a lot of features: 8-megapixel resolution, 4X optical zoom, optical image stabilization, face detection (which recognizes faces in the frame and optimizes the autofocus accordingly) and a smaller-but-serviceable 2.5-inch LCD screen. And conveniently it runs on two AA batteries. To orient myself to the camera and gain insight into its features and functions, I ripped the A590IS out of the box and started taking pictures. I had no trouble working my way through various settings, quickly finding and using many of the 19 shooting modes, including portrait, landscape, and auto. Not surprisingly, the A590IS doesn’t support a full range of manual settings (what do you expect for $150?), but it does let you program the shutter speed and aperture settings manually if you want to. The big news with this point-and-shoot camera is image quality. Despite its rock-bottom price, the A590IS scored significantly higher in our image-quality assessments than point-and-shoots that cost more than twice as much and have higher megapixel counts. In particular, our judges noted superior colors and flash exposures in our subjective tests. Image quality gets an assist from my favorite A590IS feature: the optical image stabilizer. I tried desperately to take a blurry picture–and I failed. No matter how hard I shook that camera or how much my subjects shimmied, I couldn’t induce a blurry image. (Unfortunately for me, the A590IS does permit photo subject guillotinage if the picture taker frames the shot badly enough.) Like many other Canon cameras, the PowerShot A590IS has a classic, easy-to-hold ergonomic shape with a fat thumb/hand grip on the right side. Though it’s comfortable to hold, the camera body lacks rubber or textured trim on the plastic surface of its hand grip, which makes the grip a bit slick. I also wished that the camera were smaller: It’s a compact camera, but not exactly pocketable. You’ll need to secure it in a small camera bag before stowing it in your purse or backpack, or you’ll risk scratching it up. Though the AA batteries are great for convenience, the A590IS produced only 248 shots running on a fresh pair. Many point-and-shoots can take more than 300 shots on a single charge.
Photos from the PowerShot A590IS will never be mistaken for digital SLR output, but this camera is a great choice for anyone seeking an inexpensive, easy-to-use point-and-shoot that produces high-quality images. And don’t be afraid to put its optical image stabilization to the test.
Comment by Lucia — July 24, 2009 @ 10:39 am
For the first part of your question, the answer is a fully adjustable entry level DSLR camera (similar to a 35 mm SLR with interchangeable lenses) at $450 with lens The second part seems like you are asking about a P&S camera with everything nearly automatic (not much to do with photography where the photographer controls all aspects of the image from composing, lighting, choice of f/stop, shutter speed, lens and even white balance) with the user only having to aim the camera and press a button with a reasonable expectation of getting a good “snap-shot”..
A nice P&S camera will cost around $200-$300 and have at least a 3x optical zoom, use SD cards and have a sensor with at least a 7 mp sensor. All the other features will be up to you to choose.https://www.dpreview.com
Comment by fhotoace — July 24, 2009 @ 10:39 am
Buy the biggest SLR you can afford if you are real serious. I bought a smaller digital one first and it took videos and some pretty good pictures but then I was too far away for animals. Then I found out my old 35mm EF lenses would fit the new digital Canon SLR. My sister has a SLR Nikon and swears by it. I really like my Canon. I have a Rebel because it’s all I can afford and it does an excellent job. There are bigger and better but unless you are going into professional photography and have lots of $ the Rebel does a good job. There are tons of smaller ones that are good too. You need to get Consumer Reports and check several camera mags where they compare the latest cameras. Buy a camera that fits your needs. My first one was excellent but just needed the telephoto. . .and now I want bigger telephoto. . .Everyone can give you all kinds of advice but new cameras come out every day and yesterdays camera in the smaller ones is replaced almost twice a year. Get current info. With SLR you can change your lens and buy bigger and better as you go and can afford. You can use filters to help with color enhancement. I f you get a small one, you have to get another camera to move up. If you get a smaller one be sure it takes videos. I have some great fireworks and football games.
A digital SLR is a lot more than $450 unless you shop very very carefully. They are much cheaper on the internet. I bought mine off of an ebay shop but was worried I would get screwed. There are other places on line and beware the places from New York. They really try to load you up with stuff you really don’t need and will absolutely lie to you.
Comment by towanda — July 24, 2009 @ 10:39 am
If you are really on a very tight budget, check out the Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ28 which is reviewed at:https://www.steves-digicams.com/2008_revi… It just came out on November 4, 2008. It’s an all-in-one 10.1 megapixel DSLR camera which includes (i) built-in image stabilization; (ii) HDTV quality video [Quicktime]; (iii) a 18x zoom [27 – 486 mm (35mm equiv.)] “Leica” lense for nature photography; (iv) up to 0.39 inch macro option; (v) up to 6400 ASA; (vi) takes up to 380 pictures per 120 min. battery charge; (vii) has a “burst speed” of 13 fps; and sells new for $270 at amazon.com. Here’s an actual handheld picture of the moon:https://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/…
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Comment by Flip Side — July 24, 2009 @ 10:40 am
All cameras (35mm or digital) are tools used for photography. What else would you use a digital camera for, anyway? I don’t think you really want the best, though…because one will cost you thousands of dollars. However, you can buy entry level dSLR cameras for less than a grand (if you want full control and better image quality and performance).
I doubt if you really want a dSLR…so any good point & shoot will do. My pick of the point & shoots are Canon’s SD models. They’re ultra compact, look cool, have cool features and have good image quality. The SD1100 IS is popular, available in 5 different body colours and costs around US$160.
Comment by Petra_au — July 24, 2009 @ 10:40 am
The best? Depends on the application, but at the moment probably the Nikon D3 or the Canon 5D mark II depending on your application.
Comment by AMPhoto — July 24, 2009 @ 10:40 am