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Posted: 9/22/2018 10:50:32 PM EDT
I'm looking for a very basic P&S digital camera for my folks. They always keep a few cardboard single-use cameras around, and bitch about the quality of the pictures they get. They also bitch about having to get pictures developed. I want them to be happy. And to stop bitching.

My parameters are ease of use, rechargeable AA-style batteries, and the ability to plug the camera into my computer so I can print their pics. A good zoom would be nice, and I'll take all the megapixels I can get. The camera will be used for getting images of dogs and grandkids, generally. If the camera is too feature-rich, Dad will soak it in holy water then throw it away. No matter how many advantages are offered by the camera, my mom will continue to cut the tops of peoples' heads off (I guess there's no tech cure for that, but I'm hoping using a view screen will help). Water and drop resistance are both a plus.

Thanks for your time, in advance.
Link Posted: 9/23/2018 2:30:36 AM EDT
These days? An iPhone.
Link Posted: 9/23/2018 10:57:59 AM EDT
Probably something along the lines of a Nikon CoolPix A10. Under $100, meets your battery requirement, and isn't too feature rich.

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Link Posted: 9/23/2018 12:44:39 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By StealthyBlagga:
These days? An iPhone.
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Thanks, but nope. I can't even get them to enable messaging on their flips so I can send pics to them. That said, my 6S is the best camera I own.
Link Posted: 9/23/2018 1:10:51 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By VacaDuck:
Probably something along the lines of a Nikon CoolPix A10. Under $100, meets your battery requirement, and isn't too feature rich.

www.amazon.com/dp/B01MRCWQRM
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This one is on my short list. I see that it's available as a refurb, with a goodie bundle. Anybody have experience with the refurbs? Am I better off with a factory-fresh unit, with an enhanced SD card? It seems that some cameras have an upper limit on SD card capability. Is 64GB sufficient? 128s are almost as spendy as the camera.
Link Posted: 9/23/2018 5:13:53 PM EDT
If they're still using disposable cameras even a camera phone will be head and shoulders better.
Link Posted: 9/23/2018 6:52:14 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By AJumbo:

This one is on my short list. I see that it's available as a refurb, with a goodie bundle. Anybody have experience with the refurbs? Am I better off with a factory-fresh unit, with an enhanced SD card? It seems that some cameras have an upper limit on SD card capability. Is 64GB sufficient? 128s are almost as spendy as the camera.
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64 meg should be more than sufficient.
Link Posted: 9/23/2018 9:41:33 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By TheAmaazingCarl:
If they're still using disposable cameras even a camera phone will be head and shoulders better.
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One more time...they don't want smart phones, and they do not own a computer. I'm here to put a CAMERA in their hands, not drag them into the 21st Century. That's too much like work. Better if I print their pics and let them enjoy themselves.
Link Posted: 9/23/2018 10:04:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/23/2018 10:47:30 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Zack3g:

That's what, 3-4 pictures on a modern camera?

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Damnit, I meant gig. Derp!
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