# Cameras

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#### Woody's Workshop

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Guy's, many of you shoot vids and pics, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to ask here.
Research online is getting me no where fast.
I don't have a cell phone, so no camera there.
What I have is a HP M305. 3.2MP w/ 9x zoom/3x optical zoon (what it says on the front.
It also takes movies, but they are really grainy. Definitely not 3.2 mp there. It's always been like that.
When I try and do a close up it doesn't focus (auto focus) so I don't think it was made for close ups.
They turn out really blurry. Again, it's always been like that.

So I'm thinking about getting a new one, since the old one is about 15 years old.
I only want to spend about $50, or should I say...all I will probably have is$50 max.
Probably not in the normal price range of most of you guys.
So any suggestions would be helpful, except negative ones.

#### TangoJuliet

I don't think you'll be any happier with whatever you can find for $50. Just sayin'. #### dhbarr ##### Amateur Professional I don't think you'll be any happier with whatever you can find for$50. Just sayin'.
I disagree. Digicams have come a -long- way in 15yrs, thanks in large part to the smartphone competition.

A used smartphone, for example, could be just the ticket.

#### Woody's Workshop

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To bad it's on back order...
Smart phones are extremely expensive unless you get one for free with a contract.
I can't afford a contract, so that is out.
It was the first thing I considered, and looked at.
And, it would provide gps tracking when I get there.

#### Marc_G

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To bad it's on back order...
Smart phones are extremely expensive unless you get one for free with a contract.
I can't afford a contract, so that is out.
It was the first thing I considered, and looked at.
And, it would provide gps tracking when I get there.
While I think an inexpensive camera (not smartphone) is the way to go, I will point out that used smartphones can be had cheaply. Sites like swappa.com offer a good way to pick up tech from two or three years ago, filtering out blacklisted devices.

James

#### Woody's Workshop

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I've been using a Canon A520 Power Shot camera for all my build's photos. I don't know what they are going for nowadays but I don't think it was outrageously priced either.
"THIS" one Steven?

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#### o1d_dude

##### 'I battle gravity'
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I own a Canon A520 and it's my favorite compact camera. Have used it for most of my rocketry photos and videos.

#### qquake2k

##### Captain Low-N-Slow
I have an Elph 330HS, and it's a great little camera.