Help! Need a New Camera & Don't Know What to Get?!

Posted by Jenna | Thursday, September 02, 2010

One thing I don't think I could get by without, is a camera. Between all the pictures I take for my blog, and of course, the zillions of pictures I take of my kids...I find that I have it on me, or within reach, wherever I'm at. You just never know when there's going to be one of those 'memories I need to capture' moments.
I LOVE taking pictures (as you may have noticed if you visit my blog often), but the problem is, I've had several cameras over the years and have not been completely satisfied with any of them! I am by no means a 'photographer', so I don't need a camera that's too complex with a lot of features. I just need something that takes quality pictures. Something that makes it easy to get sharp, clear pictures without a lot of hassle.

As with any big purchase I make, I've turned to the Internet to research cameras and prices. I don't know about you, but I've found this to be the easiest way to look at all of my options, and to be honest, shopping online is often the cheapest way to go too. Thanks to Coupon Trunk, a user-friendly site that I've shared about in the past, I can find great coupon codes and deals that are updated daily! They are a fantastic resource for anyone who shops online and wants to find great deals. I know once I find the right camera, Coupon Trunk will make it easy to find great coupon codes for places like Best Buy, CameraKings and more...especially with Labor Day Deals just around the corner!

The hard part is actually finding the camera I want! There are just SO many brands, features, etc. out there, and it's a bit overwhelming. That's why I was hoping you could help me out!

What kind of camera do you have? Do you like it? Does it take clear and sharp pictures? I'd LOVE to hear any input/thoughts you have.

**This post was sponsored by Coupon Trunk, however all opinions and thoughts expressed here are my own and were not influenced in any way. I am seriously in need of a new camera and would appreciate any input my readers can give**

  1. Jus and Kat September 2, 2010 at 11:33 AM  

    Are you looking for an SLR or a point-and-shoot? I have a Kodak point-and-shoot, and it's good for tossing in my purse and being on-the-go. It's compact, and does the job. I also have a Canon Digital Rebel SLR, and I love it!!!

  2. Jenna September 2, 2010 at 11:37 AM  

    I'd love an SLR, but am not sure it would be too complex for me? A point and shoot would probably be ok. I've heard good things about the Canon Digital Rebel sister-in-law has it. Have you found that it's pretty easy to use?

  3. Scented Leaf September 2, 2010 at 5:02 PM  

    I have a Pentax Optio W60 - I like this compact model and the waterproof feature was very important for me when I choose it.

  4. Xenia September 2, 2010 at 8:40 PM  

    I'm interested in hearing what responses you get - I have a pretty low-key camera right now and it seems like everywhere I look people are taking amazing pictures with nicer ones. But there are just so many out there!

  5. Night Owl Mama September 3, 2010 at 12:39 AM  

    I have a Canon and I love it I bought it on sale yrs ago. I can't remember what number but it came highly recommended by some photographers

    Stopped on by to make sure I'm following you from Friendly Fun follow Friday. Stop on by

  6. Michelle Mason September 3, 2010 at 9:58 AM  

    My husband has and Nikon D60 SLR that is great but I don't really like using it much because it's kinda big. He bought a small point and shoot from Canon that I love taking photos with. The model is the Cannon S90 and came highly recommended by the pros whose blogs he follows. Not as fast as an SLR but the picture quality is almost as good.

    I have the Cannon PowerShot SD1200 IS and love it. This is the camera that is with me all the time to capture kids everyday. It's small and easy to use and takes great photos, better outdoor than indoor.

  7. Mormon Surrogate September 3, 2010 at 10:17 AM  

    Hi. New follower here and twitter. Happy Friday! :)

    As far as cameras, I like Fuji,I've had Olympus. My husband used to have a decent little Polaroid. I have heard good things about Cannon.

    I like ones that take great pictures and have the movie mode. Then I don't have to carry around a camcorder as well. I have a little Fuji that does pretty good (can't find it at the moment, but it's small and silver) and then my bigger Fuji is a FinePix S5700. My husband bought it in Singapore when he was in the Navy. (you can buy it anywhere) It's a great camera, pretty good zoom, etc. I've been happy with it. Lot's of options, but not overwhelming.

  8. *~Petra~* September 3, 2010 at 1:31 PM  

    All my camera's have been Cannons and I have never been disappointed! New follower :)

  9. Anonymous September 3, 2010 at 2:44 PM  

    I'm a Canon user as well and have to say that while sometimes Nikon has newer technology faster that Canon is still a superior camera maker. They've just released a new one called the powershot sx130 and it looks awesome! If you're not a 'photographer' than don't waste your $$ on a digital rebel, go for a nice digital (such as the sx130) and there are SO many features that'll make you feel like you really are a photographer (minature mode, macro mode, 12Xzoom.) Am I a canon commercial yet? Ha, think I'll stop now!

    oh, just in case this is a canadian model so I'm not sure if it's named something different in the US.

    Here from FFF, happy friday!!!

  10. By Word of Mouth September 3, 2010 at 6:44 PM  

    Love my Sony Cybershot has 20X lens, takes up to 10 shots without being an slr (so not as bulky or heavy) does awesome panorama, food shots --- LOVE IT! Has been my fav so far and looked at them all!
    Can't wait to read all about you later this evening - glass of wine in hand, better than magazines!
    Followed you from the hop!

  11. Melanie September 4, 2010 at 1:47 AM  

    I have a Canon S5IS. I LOVE it! I do wish I had a smaller camera sometimes because of the convenience of a smaller camera, but I would want it to take great quality pictures.

  12. 3 Giggly Monsters September 4, 2010 at 9:04 AM  

    Hello I am a new follower from BMBF. I would love a follow back at

  13. Cindy September 4, 2010 at 1:12 PM  

    I reviewed my Sanyo VPC-E1090 here:

    It was $99.99 at Walmart in December 2009 when I bought it. It's now $59.99. I love it. It takes great pictures and has great features.

  14. Anonymous September 4, 2010 at 5:42 PM  

    I love love love my Canon! I'm a new follower, hope you'll stop by and follow me back!

  15. Ruth Ann September 4, 2010 at 9:56 PM  

    thanks for following me!! I am folowing you back!

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