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most reliable point and shoot digital camera?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by BK63, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. BK63

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    I need another digital as they break all the time. Just something around 100 bucks or less nothing fancy. Pics for ebay and stuff like that. It seems no matter what brand, all the digital cameras that turn on and the lens has to pop out eventually the lens sticks and thats it for the camera. What's your experience?
     
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    Buy cheap and buy often or spend more and only once. Your choice.


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    I've had some expensive digital slr's that have malfunctioned and trying to get the stuff fixed is a real hassle. For what I need it for it's not worth it. Just trying to find something with maybe less moving parts like those lenses that have to pop out all the time. That seems to be where the malfunctions are. Besides I just don't need 800 bucks worth of camera to put stuff on ebay.
     
  4. Hummer

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    Really, I think the hundred dollar camera is the reliability problem.

    My 8 year old Panasonic Lumix FZ-10 has shot 20,000 images and still works perfectly. I've recently upgraded and have thought about putting it up for sale for $100.



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  5. Viper16

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    The Canon ELPH series have some of the most reliable P&S cameras that i can think of. I have had one for a few years and have dropped it, left it in my pocket, banged it around, and it still works and takes great shots! worn paint marks is the only issue I am having as of right now!
     
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    I've got a Panasonic FZ-30, not as used as your FZ-10, but used hard. I use the FZ-30 in conditions I don't want to risk a DSLR in.

    I own two DSLRs but I grab the FZ-30 when I want to put a pic on Ebay. Put a flash on the hot shoe and bounce it off a white ceiling, the results are pretty good for a quick shot.

    I have a 9 1/2 year old Sony F717 that still works too. I keep it in a drawer at work.

    Neither of those have popout lenses which does seem to be a weak point.

    My wife had a Fuji and I had an Olympus camera with popout lenses and that is what ended both of them.
     
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    I have a Nikon S3000 That takes rather nice shots, only cost me $75 at Best Buy. Heres a pic of an African wild cat Friend of mine I took with it.
     
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    Jason D INFRINGED Silver Member Millennium Member

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    Stay away from the SamSung.
    While their cameras are nice. They customer service is non existent.

    I picked up several of the same cameras off from Amazon a couple months back.
    One of them the battery wouldn't charge. The other batteries from the other cameras would charge and work fine. Even when switched around in cameras. I went round and round with CS for days before I was blown off.

    They made me so damn mad I wanted to blow all three cameras to pieces.




    Sony on the other hand isn't bad for a cheap camera.
    They most all take both SD and ProDuo cards now. I've has a 14MP Sony for a year and have been happy with it.

    I have a Nikon I am not happy with.



    I know it's a weird post.
    It's also true I have a ton of cameras, but they are all for different things.
     
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    The Panasonic FZ line of super zoom cameras continue to be among the most advanced and reliable point and shoot digicams on the market. I've been so impressed with the FZ10 reliability that I bought another Panasonic, the GH2 in micro four thirds format. I'm really impressed with the FZ150, too, the latest incarnation in the FZ line.

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    I've had Nikons & Canons and never had one break. my friend can't even look at one without breaking it. Don't know if it is 'cause she keeps dropping them into the sand.
     
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    After much research, I recently bought an ELPH 310. Love it so far. $219 at Best Buy.
     
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    I've owned a lot of digital cameras and my Canon Digital Elph Powershots have always been my favorite point-and-shoot cameras. They take beautiful pictures, they are very rugged and the battery charge life of Canon cameras in general is better than any other brand I've owned or used. Eric
     
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    I've got a Nikon S6100 16 mp that is great, got it off Ebay for $100 bucks takes great pictures
     
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    I'm happy with the point and shoot camera on my iPhone 4s. Reliable and always present, and well protected in a LifeProof case.
     
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    I can tell you that the Sonys while nice tend to kill a battery fast while they're turned off.
     
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    My Casio Exilim has been bullet proof since 2000.
     
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    + a million..

    I've got a really old digital elph 100 (the very first model) around here somewhere that still works, passed an s200 to an older daughter 6+ years ago and it still works, a SD600 that I passed to my youngest recently, an SX210' a S3100 the office issued me and a 60D DSLR..

    All Cannon's...never had a problem with any, and took thousands of photos with some of them...probably 15k or more with the SD600 I recently passed to my little one..
     
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    My Casio EX-Z9 has been flawless for 3 years now. :)
     
  20. Jason D

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    I have noticed that with more than one brand of camera.
    If they take the Li-on batteries. I always remove them when I am done with the camera.