Wednesday, March 15th, 2006
Advice Needed: Compact Digital Cameras
I am shopping for a compact digital camera. Can you help?
I have a great full-size camera and gear for when I want to lug around a camera bag. I need a small camera for use when I’m out and about with Little Miss.
The camera should:
- Be small and sturdy enough to carry in the back pocket of my jeans every day.
- Be decent at focusing on a toddler who is sitting, but not remaining still for the shot.
- Be lots of other things, but the first two issues are the most important.
I bought a camera a few days ago and am deciding whether I can live with its various deficiencies or if I should return it to the store. Its size is greatâ€”almost fitting into an Altoids tin. With modification, I can actually use the Altoids tin as a camera case.
However, the images are often fuzzy and indoor flash shots are dark. I might overcome those issues by tweaking the camera settings.
In the meantime, I’d love to hear about which camera is working for you.
P.S. Ugly baby photos will hopefully be posted tomorrow. I’m waiting to hear back from the winners. Oh darn. That means you didn’t win. That’s one less thing you have to explain to your kid 10 years from now!