My older mother needs a very simple but cool camera
August 28, 2012 11:41 PM Subscribe
Very Simple Camera For Older Person
posted by metasav to technology (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'd love to buy my mother a digital camera but she is the opposite of tech capable. As tech moves so fast, I ignored posts more than two years old and after looking them over...I found nothing. So, simple camera for a tech-phobe.
For example, I've been looking at the cute cameras for kids and seriously considering them. I'm a nut for the Panasonic Lumix line. She refuses to let me spend more than $100, and while I could get her a lumix for less than that, It'sreally too much. She basically wants a camera like on a cellphone (yep, she has one, don't even go there...this must be seperate) with easy to see buttons, will take pretty pics without having to pick f stops scene selection and tiny prompts for it all. Tiny button will not do.
Could this camera possibly exit?
Truthfully for her, cute trumps function. I can deal with that ( Studied photo in college but simple digi? haven't followed the trends.)
Point is, I know too much about what I'd like her to have. Okay, not really, I shot my whole senior project on a 4x5...i reluctantly own a digital camera for...some reason. I don't use it and would just send it to her...butbutbut...I am wrong. Simple simple simple. And hopefully cute. She'd prefer it to be orange. (not an important bit, but including to explain her level of interest.)
I want to get her a simple camera that she can pull out the card in her little town and take to Fred Meyer (or wherever, NOTFREDMEYERIST) where a capable person can help her get pics or a cd back.
FYI- I in no way mean to imply that my mother is not the coolest, smartest raddest person who ever raised me or my brother or most of the kids in town who needed refuge from bumbling or plain bad lame parents. this is how she phrases it to me. She's a painter and really doesn't care for technology, and her eyes are not what they once were. she wants a cute tool. I want her to take pictures again. hope me.