I'm thinking it might be time to upgrade my digital camera. Is it worth it? If so, what models should I be looking at?
I have a 10-year-old Casio Exilim EX-Z750 camera (now available for $50 on Amazon!)
. I'm thinking of upgrading.
Based on this previous question,
it seems like it might be worth it for me to upgrade for the sensitivity. Now that we have a baby, we're taking a lot more indoor photos. With our current camera we basically always have to use the flash inside. Would a newer camera change that significantly?
I'm not at all expert in photography, but I've been very happy with the little Casio. The things I like about it that I'd want in a new camera are:
- it's small and light
- it's very easy to use, the controls are in good places and the settings are intuitive. It doesn't have 3 billion menus like some friends' cameras I've seen.
- the battery life is long
- the pictures that it takes in basic snapshot mode usually look quite good
- it has some preset modes for things like flowers (macro focus and high color saturation) and landscapes (infinite focus and high color saturation) that work well
- it's easy to take video
Things I don't like:
- as mentioned above, I pretty much always have to use the flash indoors
- the flash is wimpy
- the camera doesn't automagically orient the photos when I download them like I hear all the cool cameras do these days
Do you think a new camera would be worth it? If so, what models would be good to consider based on my criteria?