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#1 ShrOomiN

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 02:32 PM

Hello, I need a camera. I don't know anything about cameras really so I'm going to need some help. I'd like something that's cheap, I only need about mid-range quality, and something that can take a good picture in a dark area as well. All though I must have a camera that has its own rechargeable battery packs. I have been through two cameras now that used AAA or AA batteries and those cameras eat those batteries in a effing heartbeat, I'm sick of that. So far here's what I found, this Kodak looks really good for me http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16830170234 and then there is this creative camera http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16830106001 What do you guys think?

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:54 PM

I buy cameras that take AA batteries on purpose
get a couple of 2500 mAh rechargeable batteries and a charger
If you're somewhere and they die, regular AA's will work until you recharge
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#3 ShrOomiN

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 12:41 AM

I don't like carrying the batteries around or buying them, I'd rather just charge up and go. Also every camera I use that takes batteries something goes wrong. This is what happens; I'll give my batteries a full charge and turn the camera on and take like 1 picture, turn it off, and turn it on the next day and the camera dies in five seconds. I don't know what I'm doing wrong, this happens even when I use non-rechargeables, I usually use Ni-Cad batteries does any of that make a difference?

In my opinion it just seems like having a rechargeable Li-Ion battery is a better idea. It also seems that cameras that use Li-Ion batts are made to last a little longer, and generally are not as cheap and crappy.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 08:36 AM

When the word (camera) comes I only think of one brand; Nikon. I have no stake in the company. I have used there products for many years.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 10:10 AM

Yeah, I don't really know what type of camera to buy though, that's my problem.

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 10:14 AM

I agree with Garmanma about the batteries.

As for camera batteries, the ones I've had recently are all lithium. My rechargeables are for my .mp3 players :thumbsup:.

I think "point-and-shoot" and "photos" when I hear camera and that doesn't seem to be what you have in mind. But today's cameras are versatile, so you may want to take a look at something other than what you have your eye on today.

I like this one, http://www.steves-digicams.com/camera-revi...oom-review.html

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Posted 04 October 2009 - 11:39 AM

Um okay fine I have no problem switching to batteries, but then can anyone explain the problem I seem to have with normal batteries. Someone even once told me that leaving batteries in a camera isn't good to do, I usually always do that is that problem I have then? Is that why my camera keeps eating up the life of my batteries?

But actually Hamluis, point and shoot is just what I have in mind, I only want to take pictures.

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 01:32 PM

Like I said I only use regular AA batteries as a backup when I'm out and the rechargeable wears down
I have a Canon and a Kodak and like them both
They are most all the same, for the point and shoot cameras
Nothing stands out to make it a spectacular camera
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