Originally Posted by NordicJuniper
My friend had a Nikon Coolpix I believe it was and it didn't take good pictures at all. That type of Nikon would be the only one I could afford and I don't think I will be getting that one to say the least.
Still in between the Canon and Kodak, my mom had a Kodak which I used to take some pictures of a birthday party of mine. Me and my friends were all wearing glowsticks and tried to take a picture in the pitch black so just the glow sticks would show and the Kodak took the picture and it turned out like a normal lighted picture despite there being little to no light in the room.
I am looking for a camera that takes good pictures in low light since most of my pictures are of me riding in a covered arena.
I am sorry to admit that Coolpix blow. I got one for my mom for Christmas one year because they had them for sale really cheap on black Friday and she wanted a new camera. I was disappointed. But that was a really little one.
I can't remember what kind of Nikon my friend has that takes good pictures for its size. I just googled it. It's a Coolpix, but one of the bigger ones that's about half the size of a DSLR. Those ones are nice. Hers is either a L110 or P100.
My Nikon is a D40, but it's discontinued. The D40X is still in production, I thinkkk but I'm not sure. A D3000 is a slightly nicer version of a D40 and is a newer model. My friend has one. Either way, mine was roughly $550 for the camera with a 18-55mm lens, a 55-200mm zoom lens and a really nice camera bag. Then I got a 2 year warranty on the zoom lens and a 4 year warranty on the camera body because I work at a summer camp. I figured something would happen to them. It ended up being $750ish when it was all done, which is probably COMPLETELY out of your price range.
Of Kodak or Canon, I would say Canon, but you might just have to go to a store and test them out yourself. That's how I decided on my camera. My friend had a D40 that I played with a lot and I really liked it.