Point & Shoot Digital Camera

  Gnomic Lance 19:11 23 Jun 2006

My elderly mother could use a Point & Shoot Digital Camera, with user-friendly use being most important. What model would you recommend.

I expect one that one that would fit in the handbag would be best!

I stuck a pin a came up with the Pentax Optio WPi, just in case my digital camera gives up the ghost. Has this one got spot focusing?

Even, I do not like too many buttons, in case I press the wrong one. I liked my manual SLR until it broke down. Didn't like waiting for the film to come back though.

  bluto1 19:19 23 Jun 2006

Saw an advert in one of the tabloids today for a digicamera (not miniature) for about &29.99. I think it was Asda. If I remember rightly it was a point and shoot without the rigmarole of setting up etc. Sorry I can`t help anymore.

  rick90 22:16 23 Jun 2006

cheap digi camera with 3mp or more but add a optical zoom (3times) and you broaden the usefulness of the camera.also memory of cheap cameras is pretty small,but with prices of memory cards falling thats no problem.For your,e gran a 125 sd or any format would suffice.for your,e self 5mega pixels and a 500 card should do.best of luck as lots of cam prices droping just now.Rick.

  aca 22:52 23 Jun 2006

I have just got one of these

click here

wanted something simple for my son but with good quality pics.

My son is 9 and finds it very simple to use.

Excellent condition for refurb.

  woodchip 23:08 23 Jun 2006

For the Above click here

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  Stuartli 23:39 23 Jun 2006

Most digital cameras can be used on a point and shoot basis - the facility to use more advanced methods are built in.

  kevinjuan 09:19 24 Jun 2006

i have the predecessor, the 5.0 Mp WP. I have had no trouble with it at all.

The build quality is great, its simple to use, lightweight and fits easily in the pocket.

I use it most weeks to record the building work that i do & have taken hundreds of pics in the last couple of years.

I have also run it under the tap to clean it!!

  Gnomic Lance 10:19 24 Jun 2006

Is it recommended to buy a printer with it?

Or is the ink too expensive?

  kevinjuan 12:26 24 Jun 2006

I have not used a dedicated photo printer so I cannot comment on them.

What i do is take the memory card or a CD of photos to a print shop and have them print them off.

  Gnomic Lance 12:50 24 Jun 2006

I didn't say Granny. She could not have used any sort of camera, even when she was alive!

As my printer has gone wrong again, I will pop in the print shop and see how much it costs to print out photographs?

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