Grandma loves her snaps
November 22, 2011 10:47 AM Subscribe
Grandma needs a new camera and I'd really like to switch her over to a digital camera. But are there any cameras built for seniors?
posted by BlahLaLa to Technology (15 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
So Grandma LOVES taking pictures of the grandkids, but she's a gigantic technophobe. She had a film camera a few years back, and when it broke I got her a very simple point-and-shoot film camera. At least I thought it was simple. She didn't tell me -- FOR TWO YEARS -- that she never figured out how to get the film into it. So she's just been using those crap one-use disposable cameras.
The thing is, she does use some technology very well: She uses a computer, and emails, and surfs the web and has her favorite message boards. So I think if I get her a digital camera she'll love sharing those pix with all her online friends and family.
So what's the best camera for a senior? I tried googling, but got some not very thinly disguised advertorials which I don't trust. I'm looking for big buttons. For possibly very few buttons. The simplest possible interface. Does it exist??