Guide to Buying a Pink Digital Camera
Almost everyone owns at least one digital camera. And, with the increase in popularity and decrease in cost, the options for cameras have changed much. People now pick digital cameras for several reasons, not just based on cost or the quality of pictures, while those are still important factors. Some people search for a specific camera.
A Pink digital camera is one such option. A person might want a pink camera simply as a conversation starter or so their camera sticks out and they never lose it. Or, they might just be a big fan of pink.
Of course the color pink often appeals to girls, especially "girly girls" so they can make a unique gift as well.
Several companies make pink digital cameras. Below, I talk about a few of the options, comparing price and features to you can find the best fit for your other needs.
What to Look For
Before we look at individual cameras, let's talk about making the best choice for you (or the recipient of your gift). Do you want high quality pictures? Is cost the biggest factor for you? Are you brand loyal? All are things to think about in the search.
A cheap pink digital camera costs about $80 or $90, but takes only mediocre pictures. Many people won't care. They like to just take snap shots for fun.
But, if quality matters, or you want to capture important shots like of a new baby or graduation, then a camera of better quality might make a difference.
Most of the pink digital cameras are "point and shot" meaning you don't need to know anything about advanced settings to use them.
If you've always used a Sony camera, then you might want to look for a pink digital Sony camera because you're familiar with how they work.
One factor many people don't think about in advance is the type of battery, when my husband and I bought our camera, we didn't discuss this until we got to the store and found we were at odds. My husband wanted a rechargeable battery, while I'd rather have a camera that used normal batteries.
As for quality, the higher the mega pixels, the higher quality the pictures. If an expensive camera only has 8 or less mega pixels, it's a really bad deal. Entry level cameras costing around $90 will have around 8 to 10 mega pixels.
More Information About Picking a Camera
The Sony DSC-W310 12.1MP Digital Camera with 4x Wide Angle Zoom with Digital Steady Shot Image Stabilization and 2.7 inch LCD (Pink) is a great choice for an entry level camera. It retails for only about $100 and is a good bargain at that price.
Nikon and Cannon are two of the largest names in cameras, and both offer a basic pink digital camera.
Mid Range Price Camera
Nikkon has a great option if you're looking to spend a little more money. The Nikon Coolpix S60 10MP Digital Camera with 5x Optical Vibration Reduction (VR) Zoom (Champagne Pink) runs $209 on Amazon (which has some of the best prices for electronics, by the way).
It's definitely got a unique look (see picture to the right). But, what makes this pink camera stick out from competition is the touch screen display. The touch-panel LCD is customizable and has HDMI capability so you can upload and view your photos on an HDMI television.
The camera is definitely for the buyer that loves new technology. The camera has smile and blinking sensors so you capture the perfect moment.
Downsides? It's obviously still not professional photographer quality and isn't a SRL camera and some people have complained about picture quality.
Buying a pink digital camera might sound like a great idea today, but what if you get sick of it a few years?
Especially if you're making a larger investment, you might want to opt for only accesorizing your camera in pink.
You could buy a pink camera case to store your camera. Or you, could buy a pink camera strap to show you're love for all things pink. And, the best part? You're not stuck with pink. You can switch things out if you get sick of pink.