Always do your homework

Always do your homework before you buy something. Yesterday I was at Best Buy looking at the digital cameras and one of their employees came up to me and asked me if I needed any help, I didn’t need his help because I know which brand of cameras is the best (Canon or Nikon) but I wanted to see what he knew and what camera he would suggest I purchase. So I said yes.

I was looking at a Nikon point and shoot, even though I shoot Canon I was just browsing to see what Nikon was bringing to the table for point and shoots. He thought I knew nothing about cameras mainly because I told him I didn’t, so I asked him what he thought about the Kodak digital camera that was sitting right next to the Nikon. What he told me shocked me, He said for someone who has never used a digital camera before I would recommend this to them because it’s easy to use.

Easy to use? Canon point and shoots are one of the easiest cameras to use. Every camera I would look at he would direct me back to Kodak. If you are shopping for a digital camera stay away from Kodak. Why you ask? because they are known for making paper not cameras. The reason he kept telling me to go with a Kodak is because he shoots with a Kodak. People will only recommend what they know, he obviously had not done his homework and didn’t know that Canon is one of the best camera making companies out there. To him Kodak was on top.

The camera I would recommend to any of you who are shopping for a nice point and shoot is the Canon SD1000 the SD1100IS or the Canon SD750. You can’t go wrong with anything Canon, their Elph line is amazing. These take great images for around $200. I bring the SD1000 along with me when I go to family get togethers. If you want to spend a little bit more money be sure to check out the Canon G9. It’s a cross between an SLR and a point and shoot.

Anonymous - May 25, 2008 - 12:14 pm

You state that in this entry “people only recommend what they know” in reference to the best buy employee recommending the Kodak because thats what he uses….. but thats exactly what your doing as well by recommending what you know, Canon’s rather than say a Nikon.

Jayson - June 2, 2008 - 4:16 pm

This is true, I don’t own any Nikon equipment but if someone were to pick up a Nikon P&S I wouldn’t say go with a Kodak, Nikon is a great brand as well, sorry to sound hypocritical.

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