Looking at a new camera

@ricki_911 (19256)
Toronto, Ontario
April 2, 2016 10:42am CST
I saw one on best buy for $199 with tax, shipping then a memory card it would be about $250. Mine broke and I've been using my cellphone since. But I want something more and planning to go camping, hiking, and other adventures. I thought if I lost my phone or it broke while out. Meanwhile a camera it wouldn't matter in a sense.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Apr 16
I have not used an actual camera for many years now and always rely on my mobile phone. It has a good quality 23mp camera, which is more than adequate for me.
@ricki_911 (19256)
• Toronto, Ontario
2 Apr 16
I tend to break my phones, so i thought if I bought a camera and it did break I wont be out a phone either.
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
2 Apr 16
@ricki_911 Mobile phones can be more expensive, depending on what level of camera you buy.
@ricki_911 (19256)
• Toronto, Ontario
2 Apr 16
@Asylum Yes, I tend to break electronics fast so I think $200 for one isn't bad.
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@IvySaysHi (4344)
• United States
2 Apr 16
I have been wanting a new camera myself
@ricki_911 (19256)
• Toronto, Ontario
2 Apr 16
Best Buy has some on sale right now. I don't get too fancy as I don't want to spent$2,000 for one.
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@IvySaysHi (4344)
• United States
2 Apr 16
@ricki_911 I can't afford anything over $100 right now so I will wait and save up lol
@ricki_911 (19256)
• Toronto, Ontario
3 Apr 16
@IvySaysHi They have cheaper ones with less pixels. The one I found was on sale $199 for 20.2 mps. Less than that $50-$150.
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@sharon6345 (121225)
• United States
2 Apr 16
That is a rewarding treat for yourself..
@ricki_911 (19256)
• Toronto, Ontario
2 Apr 16
Yes, it will be a little present for me.
@sharon6345 (121225)
• United States
2 Apr 16
@ricki_911 Did you get your glasses yet?
@ricki_911 (19256)
• Toronto, Ontario
2 Apr 16
@sharon6345 I got a call today that the new pair are ready. So I will pick them up tomorrow.
@carebear29 (28537)
• Wausau, Wisconsin
2 Apr 16
I just use my iPhone for a camera
@ricki_911 (19256)
• Toronto, Ontario
2 Apr 16
I have been using my phone, but I tend to be a cluts and break things (oftenlol).
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@jstory07 (65958)
• Roseburg, Oregon
2 Apr 16
I had to buy a new one last summer and I love it. I hope you find one that you will like.
@ricki_911 (19256)
• Toronto, Ontario
2 Apr 16
The one I was looking at was Canon and 20.2 pixels which is highest you can get right now.
• Westland, Michigan
2 Apr 16
We have a few different cameras and yes SLR cameras are very nice and you get great quality, but the cost is crazy, when you start buying additional options. Plus SLR is bulky (usually) and would not work for camping or hiking. I have a hybrid camera (Sony) that is not SLR, but has many of the features of the SLR. Once again, this type of camera is bulky in size. What I usually do is first do my homework and search for features and price. Once I get that down to let's say 10-20 cameras, I then read reviews. This usually gets me down to 3 cameras. Than I my wife steps in and I admit she has a great eye and can tell minor details of a picture on what looks better. I then find a site that you can find photos taken by that specific camera. Than we do a test. I download 1 photo of an action shot, 1 for outdoors, 1 for low light, etc. for each camera and then I show all the certain types of photos to my wife and have her pick which one is the best and what is number 2 and number 3. I record this information and then usually 1 camera stands out above the rest and then I purchase that camera. Yes, you can look at specifications, but the truth is I want to look at real world examples for pictures to make our final decision.