The other day, my wife asked me to keep an eye out for a cheap digital camera. As a teacher, she was interested in getting into more ‘multi-media’ type stuff with her students — a great idea, if you ask me.
So on Thursday, an email from a liquidation store entered my in-box advertising a digital camera for $49.99 (it’s not spam, I subscribe to it — sometimes there are good deals there). It looked pretty cool — it came with a bike mount and a water proof case so you can video your bike ride in the rain. Or, more likely, take pictures of the kids in the water park without fear of getting the camera wet.
When I got it home, we had a look at it and decided to take it back. Way to small, no flash, and generally a cheap camera.
So, with the $50 of store credit, I went looking for a better camera. They had a Nikon Coolpix S3300 camera. It was more money, though — $69.99 — an extra $20.
I think we got a really nice camera for very little money. Maybe I’m wrong, maybe $69.99 is the going price for this camera, but I am very impressed.
Well, it’s time to bath the kids and get ’em to bed. I’ll see if I can post some comparison pictures between the S3300 and our P5000.