A few years back, our family invested in our first digital camera.
A Canon Powershot S60. I was EXTREMELY annoyed by its size, but enjoyed the features that it provided us. Sure they might have been a bit too complicated for me personally, but the rest of the family managed to make full use of them. Since then, I have tried Kodak, Sony, Nikon, and newer Canon point and shoot cameras, and I would still have to say that as far as point and shoots go, I definitely love the Canons before anything else.
Yes I might be just a tad bit biased because I am so used to the interface that comes with the Canon, but it just feels so right when I switch from one feature to another on the camera. Everything just seems to flow. I tried out a Sony Cybershot DSCW55 which was nice in terms of just a simple point and shoot, but using the other features was a definite pain. Nikons, well in terms of film photography and DSLR’s, they excell in, I love Nikon for them, but for the simplistic digicams, they seemed to lack. They tried to expand into a more common market for consumers, and yet seemed to disappoint the diehard fans. Kodak. At the bottom of any list that I could possibly make. I guess for a reall cheap camera, its fine, but seeing as the price of all cameras are falling lately, its just not worth it. I would rather shell out an extra 50-100 bucks and get something that was more suitable for my needs, or rather any need.
So if i were to buy a DSLR today, I would pick a nikon over a canon (thought canon is a close second) I would pick a canon over a nikon in terms of simple point and shoot, or compact cameras go. Everything else, I wouldn’t even consider…
So my recent list was…
Canon Powershot SD750 (which a few of my friends have bought and RAVEd about…)
Canon PowerShot SD800 IS (a step up with the IS)
Canon PowerShot SD950 IS (of shell out the big bucks for 12MP…though really I don’t need it…)
until I saw the Fuji FinePix Z10.
I normally wouldnt have even bothered to look at this camera, but a blog I was watching mentioned this camera. About the unique blogging features that allow complete ease in transition from camera to computer, the wonderful colours that it comes in (Red and Classic black are my fav’s :P) and well they advertise a 3 year warrenty, which is good, though makes me a bit wary at the same time. Only cause well, you know what they say about Warrenties :)
Anyway its a really nice and sleek camera that provides pretty decent output, when I looked up some real world shots that current users have posted up.
Now I heard that some people were getting this for free from the company! How awesome is that?!
I mean I would love to have a free camera, but that would all depend on whether or not it really lives up to all that it is, otherwise it would be a complete waste to get it…no?
Anyway Attn: Canon!
I love your products, but they are quite pricey, though in your defence they have proven to be quite durable, especially when it comes to playful nephews who accidently drop it a few too many times, in his eagerness to take some awesome shots! Any one of those Camera’s up there that I have listed, would be nice to receive in my mailbox! haha…no…really…it would make my year 2008 complete, (despite it having only started!) plus my birthday is coming up in a few weeks, and what girl doesn’t love to take a gazillion pictures of her friends and herself?!
I’m sorry I ignored you for all this time. I’m sorry that it took the wonderfully colour spectrum of your cameras to capture my attention! Seems as though you have gotten some decent reviews for me to consider your product in my future purchases…though as some famous photog bloggers have gotten for free…I can only hope the same :P
Not like they would read this and really send me something, but it doesn’t hurt to try right :P
now for some other ranting reviews on the retail world! haha…
ps, if you own any of the cameras listed, or have another suggestion on a camera, would you mind sharing?