My camera has survived being dropped from my bicycle at high velocity a few times, getting sand ingrained in its every moving part in Utah, and who knows how many other bumps and scratches over several years of coming on adventures with me–but now, finally, it’s toast. An accidental bath in the San Juan Islands was the last straw: I’ve finally, irrevocably, killed it off.
So now I’m hoping some of y’all can give me suggestions for a new one. I had a Canon Powershot S95, which I liked for several reasons:
- it’s small and easily stowed in my handlebar bag
- it turned on and was ready to take a picture quickly
- it had options for manual control
- it wasn’t a super crazy big or expensive camera, but still took pretty darn good pictures
There are, of course, things I would have liked better:
- a better macro
- better zoom (probably impossible in a small camera like this, but a girl can dream)
- more durable:)
I know very little about cameras and was pretty quickly overwhelmed looking online for a similar-ish camera that would take good pictures but not cost more than $500 (ideally not even more than $400, if that’s possible).
So now I bring in the cavalry. That’s you, I mean. Do you know anything about digital cameras? Do you know anyone who knows about digital cameras? Do you have a hopefully informed opinion about some good options in my price range? I’m basically starting from scratch here with some birthday money I got, so any thoughts you have would be helpful.
I didn’t think this would be the case, but I actually feel sort of lost without a camera. Hit me up with your suggestions–here, email, phone, whatever:) Thank you, thank you! :)