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    I need to get 6 digital cameras for my school. I will be running a photo club.
    I think the Canon 420 will be OK, anyone used this?
    It looks like it has a viewfinder, has it?
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    Default Re: casmera for kids

    Any P&S will work or you can pick up a few unit of film SLR + 50mm standard lens will also work,right??

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    Quote Originally Posted by EVOFans View Post
    Any P&S will work or you can pick up a few unit of film SLR + 50mm standard lens will also work,right??
    A film camera would work but I want digital. Kids want to see results quick, film takes time and costs money so digital route it has to be.
    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cuxton View Post
    I need to get 6 digital cameras for my school. I will be running a photo club.
    I think the Canon 420 will be OK, anyone used this?
    It looks like it has a viewfinder, has it?
    Dave.
    Do you mean Canon S420 point and shoot?
    Very nice camera (4MP) as far as I remember. My wife has Canon S500 (5mp but the same camera in general) and she has been using it for couple of years now with GREAT results.

    If you think about other camera, let me know.

    However, SLR would be much nicer so that you can explain them technicality of exposure time and especially aperture/background blurring, bokeh...

    Yours Bojan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan Volcansek View Post
    Do you mean Canon S420 point and shoot?
    Very nice camera (4MP) as far as I remember. My wife has Canon S500 (5mp but the same camera in general) and she has been using it for couple of years now with GREAT results.

    If you think about other camera, let me know.

    However, SLR would be much nicer so that you can explain them technicality of exposure time and especially aperture/background blurring, bokeh...

    Yours Bojan
    Yes Bojan, DSLR would be better but we are talking of 7-11 yrs here.
    And the school would not thank me for wanting to spend over 3,000 opposed to about 400:-)
    Thanks for you comments, I have heard this on another forum.
    'The Canon A series cameras have a known lens error known as Error 18 ... the lens has trouble retracting and expanding ... it gets stuck.
    There is a class action suit filed.

    Google Canon Error 18 .

    I had a A-520 broke after 3 weeks.
    I had a Canon A-530, since I asked for a new replacement for A-520 and upgraded.
    It had a lens error repair 3 times in 8 months.
    This kicked in the lemon part of my extended warranty which required them to give me a new one.
    They let me use the value of the new one against getting another brand.
    I got a Sony DSC-W50 and like it. Much better battery life, lithium Ion battery included, faster.

    I can't recommend the Canon A series.
    Though I admit when it worked it worked well.'
    Dave.

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    Im starting a photography session for Autistic people and for some of the less able we are using the fisherprice digital camera that costs 60.It has big buttons,dual viewfinder...tough as nails and a nice little lcd.Its aimed slightly lower than your age group i think.........but i guess you could try one for the 7year olds?I dunno..maybe the kids might think its to naff.....lol
    http://www.elc.co.uk/toy-41400?&cate...ategory_id=533
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    Quote Originally Posted by photopaque View Post
    Im starting a photography session for Autistic people and for some of the less able we are using the fisherprice digital camera that costs 60.It has big buttons,dual viewfinder...tough as nails and a nice little lcd.Its aimed slightly lower than your age group i think.........but i guess you could try one for the 7year olds?I dunno..maybe the kids might think its to naff.....lol
    http://www.elc.co.uk/toy-41400?&cate...ategory_id=533
    Good for you. I think that my kids just might think it is naff, as you say.
    Good luck with your sessions.
    Dave.

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    For what it's worth - I bought my wife a humble little Oly D520 a few years ago. She passed it on to my oldest daughter who is showing a bit of interest in photography. One year with a 9 year old, and it's still going strong.

    If any piece of equipment can survive my girls for a year, it's tough.

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    Bought my son an Oly FE110, but he really likes having a viewfinder. So I gave that to my 6yo daughter (who loves it, and takes some decent shots!), and gave my 8yo son, with much pomp and ceremony, my much loved Oly C-765UZ. He's learning exposure by way of the live histogram, it's a nice tool for that.

    I don't know if it's feasible, but you might consider a couple of the older Oly UZ series for alittle more advanced work, if you can find em that is.
    www.waninglight.com - my playground.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodworkerks View Post

    I don't know if it's feasible, but you might consider a couple of the older Oly UZ series for alittle more advanced work, if you can find em that is.
    for cheap oly cameras check:
    http://stores.ebay.com/Olympus-Auctions
    that is official Olympus store and they are having all kind of refurbished oly cameras for great prices especially if you are patient enough.
    for used, check www.keh.com, very good store.

    Hope this helps,
    yours
    bojan

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    Thanks for your input guys.
    I went for the canon in the end. Mainly because it has a veiwfinder and the price was right.
    I will keep you informed as to how the club goes.
    Dave.

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