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Mar 23, 2023 17:36:05   #
HowManyPicturesHaveWeTaken Loc: CO
 
I'm talking plus or minus mid 2000s. I (rehash) had an Olympus FE-140. It took nice Sharp pics for a 2006 camera but the battery doors are no good on them. So I bought an FE-210. The door works very nicely but the photos are not as sharp as the older 140. Go figure. Wishing they came with a repair manual. Yeah I know, I should just buy a good used DSLR. In the meantime maybe you nice folks had some decent cameras from the 2000s you would like to recommend. BTW, I prefer cameras that take two AA batteries. Yeah I buy stuff on fleabay. Thanks :(

P.S. After I get the struts replaced on my 99 mitsubishi and water in my cistern (no well here) I'll ask about DSLRs :)

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Mar 23, 2023 18:49:59   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
HowManyPicturesHaveWeTaken wrote:
I'm talking plus or minus mid 2000s. I (rehash) had an Olympus FE-140. It took nice Sharp pics for a 2006 camera but the battery doors are no good on them. So I bought an FE-210. The door works very nicely but the photos are not as sharp as the older 140. Go figure. Wishing they came with a repair manual. Yeah I know, I should just buy a good used DSLR. In the meantime maybe you nice folks had some decent cameras from the 2000s you would like to recommend. BTW, I prefer cameras that take two AA batteries. Yeah I buy stuff on fleabay. Thanks :(

P.S. After I get the struts replaced on my 99 mitsubishi and water in my cistern (no well here) I'll ask about DSLRs :)
I'm talking plus or minus mid 2000s. I (rehash) ha... (show quote)


20 years of advancement later, who cares about cameras that can't be recharged using card formats you can no longer buy?

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Mar 23, 2023 18:58:55   #
Bill_de Loc: US
 
Nice user name

What is the purpose of this inquiry?

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Mar 23, 2023 20:05:58   #
HowManyPicturesHaveWeTaken Loc: CO
 
So sell me your old stuff Seriously, maybe you can recommend something newer that won't cost an arm and a leg. That would would be more useful to me than sarcasm

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Mar 23, 2023 20:10:05   #
HowManyPicturesHaveWeTaken Loc: CO
 
I need to buy another old camera that's easy to use. I'm selling things (or trying to) I no longer need. Gotta have a photo to sell things. Thanks

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Mar 23, 2023 20:37:36   #
HowManyPicturesHaveWeTaken Loc: CO
 
I wouldn't mind something that's good enough for astrophotography since I have two telescopes and summer is on it's way

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Mar 23, 2023 20:54:05   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
HowManyPicturesHaveWeTaken wrote:
I need to buy another old camera that's easy to use. I'm selling things (or trying to) I no longer need. Gotta have a photo to sell things. Thanks


Look at Canon Powershots or Sony Cybershots. As mentioned earlier, the older the camera, the less likely it has a battery that works and / or can be recharged. Or, it uses some card format that is next to impossible to find any longer.

The internet is your friend. Take the Sony cameras. There's a wiki page for a "List of Sony Cyber-shot cameras". You get the product name, age and megapixels, some product pictures. Before bidding on any specific model, find someplace that presents the technical details. Confirm the battery model and SD card used (or other "memory" card type). See if those items are available too in the resale market. Wiki has a similar list of product models for "Canon PowerShot".

I had a 2009 12MP Sony Cybershot S980. When the battery died (wouldn't recharge) in 2016, the nearest source for a replacement battery was Turkey. The camera had a Sony-proprietary USB connection and used something called a "memory stick duo". So, if you should misplace the cable, you have no way to get the images off the card. Misplace the card, or the battery, or the charger, or the cable in 2023 and you'd just be back shopping for another camera and accessories, wishing you'd paid closer attention to these warnings to go with newer / standard equipment.

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Mar 23, 2023 21:48:12   #
HowManyPicturesHaveWeTaken Loc: CO
 
Now that information is worth saving. Thank you.

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Mar 23, 2023 21:49:36   #
JimH123 Loc: Morgan Hill, CA
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
20 years of advancement later, who cares about cameras that can't be recharged using card formats you can no longer buy?


How True!!!

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Mar 23, 2023 23:35:36   #
jcboy3
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
20 years of advancement later, who cares about cameras that can't be recharged using card formats you can no longer buy?


I don't.

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Mar 24, 2023 00:46:18   #
HowManyPicturesHaveWeTaken Loc: CO
 
I do

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Mar 24, 2023 06:25:46   #
Ctrclckws
 
Look at the Nikon Coolpix L810 or L820 or similar.
4 AA batteries, but modern enough.
I even got an AC adapter for it.
This is for the best side.

In 2003, I bought an HP digital point and shoot, 3 megapixels. I have an image of Venice I took with it cropped to 1/3 vertically and printed on 8x14 paper, framed and mounted on my wall.
Surprisingly good

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Mar 24, 2023 06:39:42   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
HowManyPicturesHaveWeTaken wrote:
I'm talking plus or minus mid 2000s. I (rehash) had an Olympus FE-140. It took nice Sharp pics for a 2006 camera but the battery doors are no good on them. So I bought an FE-210. The door works very nicely but the photos are not as sharp as the older 140. Go figure. Wishing they came with a repair manual. Yeah I know, I should just buy a good used DSLR. In the meantime maybe you nice folks had some decent cameras from the 2000s you would like to recommend. BTW, I prefer cameras that take two AA batteries. Yeah I buy stuff on fleabay. Thanks :(

P.S. After I get the struts replaced on my 99 mitsubishi and water in my cistern (no well here) I'll ask about DSLRs :)
I'm talking plus or minus mid 2000s. I (rehash) ha... (show quote)


Best, Sony HX99, worst, all the rest

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Mar 24, 2023 07:26:13   #
Morry Loc: Palm Springs, CA
 
HowManyPicturesHaveWeTaken wrote:
I'm talking plus or minus mid 2000s. I (rehash) had an Olympus FE-140. It took nice Sharp pics for a 2006 camera but the battery doors are no good on them. So I bought an FE-210. The door works very nicely but the photos are not as sharp as the older 140. Go figure. Wishing they came with a repair manual. Yeah I know, I should just buy a good used DSLR. In the meantime maybe you nice folks had some decent cameras from the 2000s you would like to recommend. BTW, I prefer cameras that take two AA batteries. Yeah I buy stuff on fleabay. Thanks :(

P.S. After I get the struts replaced on my 99 mitsubishi and water in my cistern (no well here) I'll ask about DSLRs :)
I'm talking plus or minus mid 2000s. I (rehash) ha... (show quote)


I like the Canon PowerShot A1200 (or A1300 which is a slightly updated A1200). It's very small and to me most importantly has a viewfinder. I bought mine many years ago for $100. It is a "cheap point and shoot" . . . but one of the better ones. Good luck.

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Mar 24, 2023 08:23:48   #
LXK0930 Loc: Souh Jersey
 
Good cheap cameras (probably $50-$100)
Canon A series: used AA batteries, and had a viewfinder.
Canon S series, Fast (f2:0 lens,) 5x zoom, but no viewfinder
Fuji FXXX EXR (several models),
Panasonic Lumix FZ35 (a bridge camera)

There are many others that other UHHers have experience with.

Note that I have a Fuji f500exr and a Lunix fz35 that I would sell cheap. They are just cluttering up my closet. Both with chargers and batteries.

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