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I have a digial camera but it's a cheaper Fuji Film one and most of the pictures I take with it end up fuzzy or alien eyes. My hands are kind of shaky so I have trouble keeping the camera still.
I would like to get a little better camera hopefully one that either had a faster shutter or had some kind of stabalization feature that might help. I'm not real camera savy and want something that doesn't need a lot of adjustment but I wouldn't mind having to learn a little.
I have a friend with a Nikon D70 and D200 while they are cool and take awesome pictures they are too big and complicated for me but I love how fast it takes the picture and the ones I took with them turned out so much better than with my camera. I looked online at the Nikon D40 or the Coolpix P5000 something small and easier to use but a good camera.
Anyone have any feed back on these cameras or another camera that would seem to fit my ability and needs.
Mainly I would use it to photograph the dogs and we're planning to start a family so I want something to take pictures of the baby and stuff.
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I have the canon Powershot se something or other - it allows point and shoot but also a bit of "programming " and the ability to go manual. By programming I mean you can chose the type of light you want (coudy, sunny, incandescent, flourescent etc) and boy does it make a difference in color - never realized it until I saw it change on the screen. You can also do B&W or sepia right on the camera (great for baby shots!) and it can print direct from camera for those that like this feature. I haven't looked at others - hubby just bought me this one for Christmas - it was a bit more than the point and shoot I asked for but I love it. I also have a 35mm SLR for when i want to really experiment with picture taking - I have taken a course but dont' have the time to really go out and play so this inbetween is workign really well.

Are you also a scrapbooker?
 

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Thanks I look at that one online a bit ago too. That's kind of what I think I want something that you can customize a little if I got into it more but still simple enough for me to use without extensive training.

I'm not scrapbooking yet maybe once I have more to put in it. ;)
 

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Many of the new pentax camers have anti-shake features built into them. I think that there is also a few Minolta models with this feature.
 
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i'm selling my Sony H1 ;)
it has steady shot and 12x zoom, which is why I bought it, but it isn't fast enough with flash reloading for what I like to shoot.
 

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Check out the Canon S2 IS. It's a very nice camera with image stabilization.
 

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Has anyone had any experience with the Kodak cameras? The site Jimbo posted kept bringing up Kodak ones they had good reviews for the most part. My mom and MIL have Kodak digital cameras but more basic models.
 

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Has anyone had any experience with the Kodak cameras? The site Jimbo posted kept bringing up Kodak ones they had good reviews for the most part. My mom and MIL have Kodak digital cameras but more basic models.
I have a Kodak Easyshare C875 and love it. Pretty inexpensive ($200 or under) 8 MP, 5x optical zoom and lots of great features.
 

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The comparason thing brought up the Kodak Z612 and the P850 they both got good reviews on there and are under $300. I don't mind spending up to maybe $400/$450 on one but probably can't go much more than that. Also the P712 for $389. Only thing that got several complaints is they have a weird rechargable battery. I would sort of perfer one that could use regular litheum batteries.
Thanks for the ideas keep them coming
 
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