Do you have a digital camera?

@Bd200789 (2994)
United States
June 3, 2008 10:00am CST
I want one, but I don't know whether it is worth buying or not. I have a regular camera, but I rarely use it. Film is so expensive, so I don't buy it very often. Buying a digital camera should be cheaper in the long run, because I wouldn't have to buy film. What do you think? If you have one, what brand of camera do you have? Are they very expensive?
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@tdemex (3547)
• United States
3 Jun 08
I'd get one if I were you they are awsome. I have a HP the same as my printer try to do that it makes them more compatible. I, like you didn't take alot of pics. but now I use it alot more and keep it in my truck when I drive. Thanks! tdemex
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
3 Jun 08
Ok, thanks. My printer's an HP too, so I'll try to get one of theirs.
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@ShepherdSpy (8562)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
5 Jun 08
The price of Digital cameras has dropped so much,if you're into photography at all it's worthwhile getting one! My first (Digital) Camera,a Vivitar, had 3.2 megapixels resolution and was $150,and I bought a 256 mb memory card to go with it..that's going back 5 years..My current Cellphone has a 3 megapixel camera,and I have a 2Gb micro card for it..I'd seldom leave the house without the phone,but the regular camera takes planning to bring out-do I have a set of batteries ready for it,(I use rechargeables)and do I have a spare set to bring along,as it eats them! This sunrise on my profile was taken with the Camera on a trip to the US last Year-I think I may have a few from the phone in my photo "album".The supermarket I go to has 7 and 8 Megapixel cameras for something like £35..($70)-I'd recommend one,but get one that takes a standard size of battery,maybe AA's,and You'll save on buying batteries by using rechargeables,and You'll always be able to use standard batteries if you get caught out! Good luck with your decision!
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Really? I didn't realize they were that cheap. Thanks!
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
5 Jun 08
This is about the cheapest I've seen..not saying it'd be best,though! http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.203-3932.aspx
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
5 Jun 08
Hi Bd, Like you I too would like a digital camera, but don't have one. I find that they are very expensive for someone on a fixed income. Blessings.
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@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I'll have to save for a while in order to get one.
@somiran (189)
• India
3 Jun 08
yes you should buy one. i will suggest to buy sony or panasonic they are just great and easy to operate and awesome
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• Atlantic City, New Jersey
3 Jun 08
I agree with somiran- I own a Sony digital, and they are great. I paid a little over two hundred for mine- but I opted for that because I wanted a 15x zoom feature and great ISO settings. It's also a 10 megapixel camera.
• United States
3 Jun 08
I didn't get a digital camera for a long time simply because I just couldn't afford them right up front. But, now that I have a few (one "professional" one and some smaller, snapshot ones), I think they're worth the price. I take 10 times more photos than I used to, so I'm getting a lot of practice. And, I only print out a few as most of them are for the web anyway. The only bad thing about having a digital camera is that it seems to encourage laziness as it doesn't matter if I make a mistake, I can just erase the photo without cost. Whereas film, if you make a mistake, then you waste film. So, film cameras have taught me to be careful about my settings and composition.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Thanks for responding. I have taken a ton of pictures of my thumb and ones that turned out with the person's head cut off. At least with a digital one, I won't waste the money on film.
@Timothy31 (649)
• United States
5 Jun 08
I do and i love it. Its a really good camera for the price its a few years old now but it works really well its an olympus stylus its a 4mp camera that has a lithium ion battery it has many features including short videos.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
3 Jun 08
For me its worth buying it. I use my camera every day. Yes every day. I don't print all the pictures I take and I think thats what is so great about a digital camera - you don't have to. I keep all my pictures on my computer and can look at them if I want to. I only print the few that go into the scrap book and the few that go on the walls. Every once in a while I will take my CD to Walgreens and print out pictures to send to friends and family. It is a money saver in the end for a few reasons one because like I said you don't have to print every picture you take. Second you aren't buying film all the time. Third you aren't using the gas to drop and pick up pictures all the time. I have a Kodka camera it was $149.99 on sale. I personally love it. It takes good pictures and doesn't have much of a delay like some do. My camera is an 8.2 mpx which is really good. Here is the link the the camera I have... http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=11147&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=2928 If you are looking for a decent camera for a good price here is the links of a few I found. I would reccomend any of them. They will take pretty good pictures and the software to put on the computer is easy to follow. Under 100.00 http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-locale=en_US&pq-path=11576 Under 140.00 http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-locale=en_US&pq-path=10487&colorKey=red_shimmer Or there is the link for my camera which is right at 150.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Ok, thanks. I was thinking about getting a Kodak digital camera, so I'll check out those links.
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@ebsharer (5518)
• United States
5 Jun 08
Hey I seen this and thought of you... Its for today only June 5th. Hope you see it ... http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=12782&CID=KOSEMAIL&MSG=060508_S2_ONEDAYCAMDISC&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=12922
@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
3 Jun 08
Yes I have digital camera very similare,and have also regular camers with film type Nikkon FTN very old cne but I prefer her on the digital..I don't know about prices.
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
4 Jun 08
Thanks. I still have my old film camera too, but I rarely use it.
• United States
1 Feb 09
I have several, can't live without one if for no other reason than it captures what the memory forgets, is permanent indisputable documentation, and is the only way to share those special moments.
@estherlou (5020)
• United States
15 Jun 08
We bought our first digital camera a couple of years ago. We have a Sony cyber-shot and wouldn't give anything for it! It is amazing to see pictures the instant you take them and have the option to re-do. I have had more fun with my camera. I don't know what took us so long to buy it! I guess...putting out about $250 for it was the biggest draw back, but it has been worth every penny.
• United States
14 Jun 08
I have one and I love mine it does cost a lot to get the pictures done if ya print them your self
@rhane7315 (5674)
• Philippines
10 Jun 08
i have a digital camera and i got it from my father. he gave it to my last may and i'm happy with it eventhough i'm expecting that he would give me a sony cybershot lol the brand of my digital camera was pentax, it has an 8 mega pixel. i just forgot the model lol
@sisterjinx (1136)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I have a digital camera. My husband bought one because I never have the money to develop film. I have a bag of undeveloped film that I have been working through for years lol. The digital makes things so much easier and then it is also easier to share pics here on the internet as well. We also run our own arts and crafts shop online and I need to to put up product pictures of my hubby's art and my jewelry. (link in my profile) I need a new digital though. My camera doesn't have a "macro" setting and to get good closeups of small items you need the "macro" setting. We got ours years ago and didn't realize we would need this feature.
• India
7 Jun 08
I dont have any digital camera.I always my cellphone camera to take photos.
• United States
5 Jun 08
I do have a digital camera and I love it. It's a Sony Cyber-Shot and it was $129 at Wal-mart. Considering how much disposable cameras cost you it would be a very good choice to invest in a digital camera. Wal-mart has digital cameras for as low as $88, but if you buy from http://overstock.com you will find some really great offers. Just look in the digital camera section and you will find what you need. Overstock has cameras as low as $25 and they are really good cameras. Not a bad idea if I do say so myself. Good luck finding one.
@saundyl (9693)
• Canada
5 Jun 08
I have kodak digital camera and I love being able to take a picture, see what it looks like and trash it if its no good. Before I would end up with ROLLS of bad pictures on film and i never knew not to bother developing them until AFTER i had developed them Its saved me a lot of money. Plus I can email my photos to family and they can print them off if they want and we can keep up to date on each others lives. The prices on digital cameras have come down a lot. I purchased one for my grandma in march (well a second one because mail lost the first one) and it was under $100 before tax and it takes better pictures than my 200 dollar camera from 3 years ago.
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
4 Jun 08
I have a digital camera, a Canon Power shot A530 and i'm so happy i have one!! Like you said, a regular camera takes films that are expensive, plus, you have to develop them. Instead with a digital camera, it's must easier to have them on your pc and send them out to friends and family, instead of having multiple copies developped, which will come out more expensive. You should definately get one, you won't regret it!
@suspenseful (40316)
• Canada
4 Jun 08
I would like to get one, but I want one of those good ones since I am so fussy. My husband has a Canon and now I heard they have those ones that cost over one thousand dollars and it seems the smaller ones are not enough. However right now I am saving for a lap top computer so the digital camera will have to wait. I would prefer a Canon because I can always get parts for it.
@askin123 (206)
4 Jun 08
i have a digital camera. it cost me about £150 and its saved me alot of money in the long run cos i'm no longer buying film. just battery's. if your going to get one i'd advise you get some rechargable batteries because they go through them really really fast. mine goes through a set of batteries a day. digital isnt as good quality as film but its better for money.
@kellys3ps (3728)
• United States
4 Jun 08
We have a Kodak digital camera which we love! We are just bad at getting the pics developed!