I recently dropped my Canon SD780 camera and after fiddling with it, I realized I couldn’t fix it. I called customer service, for an estimate of how much it would cost to get it repaired. I was then told a price that was almost as much as a new camera. I told them how ridiculous that was and ended the call and fiddled some more, but still nothing. A week later I ended up taking the camera to two repair shops, only to be told the same thing as customer service said, the week before. My frustration set in, so I put the camera in its case and pretty much forgot that I need a new Camera.
Over the weekend I go to charge my camera, and get ready for labor day weekend, and it hits me. The camera is broke! I don’t like borrowing things, so I get some tape and tools, and attempt to bring my camera back to life. After a lot of trial and error, to my surprise it actually worked when powered on. It’s probably just my imagination, but the pictures looked better than before. I got excited and told my husband I no longer needed a camera, so he would have to come up with something else as a present for my birthday. He shot that down quickly and told me the tape was a temporary solution, and I definitely need a new camera. I was then told to pick out a new camera and he would take care of the rest. I know he’s right, but I think he just doesn’t want to have to come up with a gift on his own.
Need a new camera and the array of equipment is mind boggling
It’s been about a few years since I last went through this, and even then my sister-in-law did most of the research. Ok all, I just picked the color. This time I decided I’d do it on my own and check out the digital camera sales. I set aside a few hours and browsed cameras online, but soon became overwhelmed. Although I didn’t find what I want, I have an idea of what I want.
I definitely don’t want a DSLR – I’m not taking up photography, and don’t know enough about lenses, so it would be a big waste of money. I just want a decent Camera that’s easy to use, for family pics and the blog. I decided a point and shoot would do the trick, but which one is still up in the air.
I desperately need a new camera and my birthday is in less than a week, so any feedback would be helpful.