My digital camera is dead. Gone. Won’t even turn on. And yes, I tried changing the batteries. I’ll probably drop by a camera-repair place just to see, but nobody seems to fix anything for under $100 these days. I cannot bring myself to pay $100 to fix a camera that is only worth $150.
I have a Nikon Coolpix 3100. It’s done the job fine, I suppose, but it has that irritating digital-camera-tendency to have a long delay from the time I press the button until the picture clicks. (What is that, shutter speed? I have no idea. I just know that when I click, I want a picture now. Not 2.5 seconds from now, when the moment is past. I have way too many pictures of the back of a head.)
So, tell me–and I know that many of you are accomplished photographers–do you have a digital camera that you love? I really don’t want too many bells and whistles. I’d prefer not to spend more than $300, and the lower the better. And yes, it must be digital–don’t even try to sell me on the film variety.