I have a lot of catch-up blogging to do after our long and exhausting week, but first I need some help.
I want to buy a new camera. My old one works fine, but there are a few things about it I don't like. First and foremost is how long it takes to recover after the flash goes off. We're talking like 8 seconds. Now that may not seem like a long time, but next time you're watching a kid do something cute and photo-worthy, count to 8. Boom, the moment has passed.
So I'm looking to upgrade. My current camera is a Nikon Coolpix 5600 (and I most certainly did NOT pay what amazon is currently charging, nor would I). I have only ever owned Nikon digital cameras, and I know and trust the brand. But I'm open to change.
Here's where you all come in. Tell me what digital cameras you have and what features are most important to you. What do you like? What do you hate? What features are a must? Do I need a 3-inch LCD screen? Is a touch screen worth it? Should I be happy with what I have and save my money? Recommend something to me.
Here are the provisions:
*Costs under $200 (I know that narrows the margins significantly, but it's what I have to work with right now)
*Significantly shorter shutter lag
*Decent zoom (my current camera has a 3x optical with 4x digital - it's okay)
*Easy to use
*Not easy to screw up