I decided to upgrade to a newer version of this camera. I did a lot of research, mostly focusing on the Coolpix — why look at another camera when you’ve been extremely happy before, right?
Well, I settled on the Coolpix S8200, which had some pretty good reviews and seemed to fit my needs as a casual photog. I picked up this new camera a few days before our trip to IPNC and in just a few days on vacation I realized I had made a mistake. The S8200 took some pretty crappy pictures and worse the time it took the camera to save the photo to the memory card was up to 13 seconds!
I even tried several different memory cards – new, old, high speed, low speed — same result. It was just not working for me. I returned this new, upgraded camera to Best Buy — one day after I got back from Europe — and one day after the 30 day return policy ended. Luckily, Best Buy accepted there return with no questions.
Now I need another new camera. I want your help. I am looking for a point and shoot camera with at least 10X optical zoom and at least 12 mega pixels. I want it to be small enough to fit into my pants pocket but powerful enough to really capture my life. I want a camera that is strong enough to survive in my brief case daily and while on Safari in Africa or being slammed down against a cafe table in Paris. I’m not interested in upgrading to a DSLR…yet.
What camera do you use? Do you love it or live with it? Please, either comment your camera suggestions, email me, G+ me or Tweet. I feel naked without a camera.