After finding out more than I knew was possible about digital cameras, and realizing to my dismay all that I wasn’t using on my now hopelessly broken Vivitar, I have ordered a new camera. I can’t wait for it to arrive and to try out all I’ve been missing!
I settled on a Canon A590 IS. I spent a lot of time poring over online specs and reviews for many cameras in the price range I wanted (under $150, yeah I know, nothing fancy) and finally honed in a few choices. I ended up picking the A590 IS because it had all the basic features I wanted in a camera of that price range, plus the option for all manual control and adding lenses – in case I get more involved in photography or need something specific and want to have more control and range. Plus, it rated high for photo quality – really the most important thing. And I got a good price – lower than I had expected to pay. I’m really excited!
I looked at several online review sites, most of which were helpful, and found I spent the most time and had the easiest and most informative experience at Digital Camera Resource Page (wwwdcresource.com).
It’s supposed to show up in a few days. I’ll be so glad to add in photos here, and to start taking good pictures of my jewelry!