How Fancy is your digital camera?

United States
March 2, 2009 8:34pm CST
My first digital camera was a cheap camera that could only be used outdoors. Then I decided to start saving up a storm and bought a digital camera with a flash on it for $60.00! Woohoo! It also toold videos, but you couldn't hear sound with it. My camera was on my kitchen counter one day when my 2 year old got into the water sprayer on the kitchen sink. The camera still works... but let's just say I now have a $60.00 camera that I can only use outside! Hehe. I still love it and I've always gone on and on about how great digital cameras are till my best friend decided to 'one up me' and got a $100.00 digital camera in a pretty color, that has more features (oh, and a working flash!) Haha. And it also does videos with sounds. So, it all got me thinking, pretty much everyone has a ditigal camera right now, even if it's just the feature on your phone. Haha. But, I'm wondering just how fancy are our cameras? You don't have to state the price if that's not your thing. But, I'm really curious about the functions your cameras have. How all out did you go?
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• Australia
17 Mar 09
Very fancy (and expensive, too, I'm afraid). But then, photography is more to me than a general interest, and I make use of the many features of all my cameras. My "best" cameras are DSLRs, and the feature sets would fill a book (well, they do fill books). Like you, I luv my cameras!
• United States
17 Mar 09
Thanks for your response. I have friends that are photography freaks... Hehe, no offense, that's just how we term passion for a topic amongst ourselves. They also can't help but go after the best cameras there are. My brother always get's the best, but he works with computers for a living and he likes to have top technology on everything all around him for some reason. Haha. Then there are the 'one uppers' You know, the ones that always have to do you one better! Haha. I just like to have quality in my pictures, I don't need too many extra features.
• Australia
20 Mar 09
Quality can mean a lot of things... the cameras that produce pictures that can be enlarged, cropped and printed without loss of quality produce high resolution, silky smooth, noise-free images. They do it by a combination of technology and size... the bigger the image sensor, the higher the image quality. Now that shouldn't mean they have lots of bells and whistles, but there is a tendency to keep adding more and more gadgetry which does little to improve the picture, and can even degrade the images - a prime example is the trend to cramming more and more pixels onto the sensor. So: fancy doesn't equal better, but it is sometimes hard to sift out the useful innovations from the candy floss.
@clorissa123 (4930)
• United States
3 Mar 09
I don't really addicted to the technology trend, because I won't never be able to follow it, and keep track the up - to - date digital camera functions. I did have a couple of camera back then. My first camera was bought before I graduated from college. It was Fuji brand, and it has only 3.0 megapixels. It costed me $200, and the memory card was 200 megbytes or so. The picture was considered worst in comparison 2009 newly released cameras. I bought a second camera 3 years ago, it has better quality than my first one. It has 5.0 megapixels, and it has shory film functions too. It was costed also $250. I considered it fancy, because I bought it expensive. My last camera, I bought it on Christmas time. Exactly, the day after Christmas. It only cost me $110, and a 4 G memory card. It not only takes short video recording, but it also has stabilizer function, and all others. Pretty much, I will hold on to the last camera I have.
• United States
17 Mar 09
Thanks for your response! I'm sorry that I didn't get to it until now! Haha. I just found out that it was here! But, I can't believe how much you said that you have spent on your digital cameras! I have bought the 20 dollar ones before... mostly before heading out to the park or the zoo. I know they won't last long and I don't mind with them as much! Haha. My last one cost about 60 or 70 dollars I think. It is pretty good too. Only the flash is broke on it now. If I were to spend anymore on a new camera I would expect to totally get my money's worth out of it!