My father-in-law enjoys taking pictures. He jumped on the digital bandwagon years ago with one of the first main-stream 1 megapixel digital cameras Kodak sold. Every 1-2 years he gets a new one (always Kodak), and I benefit because I get his old one. I have to admit that I’ve never purchased a digital camera in my life. In fact, I’ve probably only ever spent about $100 total on things relating to digital camers. I’m just lucky that way 🙂
Anyway, my father-in-law is on his 5th camera now, and I just received my 4th one last night. I’ve previously inherited a 1, 2, and 3 megapixel camera. Last night I inherited a Kodak EasyShare DX6490 camera. It is a 4 megapixel camera that has 10x optical zoom and takes movies. It’s fantastic! It’s hard to believe that it is considered old, but who am I to complain.
My father-in-law picked up a EasyShare P880. It is a cross between a consumer digital camera and a low-end SLR. It is 8 megapixel with 5x zoom. The zoom is done manually by adjusting/twisting the lens barrel. It can also add other lenses. It takes movies at 320×240 or 640×480. It’s beautiful, and I look forward to getting it for a hand-me-down (although I suspect he may have this one for longer than the others).