I didn't always used to hate my camera.
For a few years, I snapped, zoomed and cropped happily, capturing holidays, birthdays and random get-togethers.
Over time, though, my camera -- an almost four-year-old Nikon Coolpix 5900 -- increasingly produced blurry pictures.
My technique hadn't changed (in fact, I'd like to think it had improved since I purchased the camera!). I consulted some troubleshooting guides, and figured a new battery would help the situation.
Unfortunately, it hasn't. Only if there's the proper amount of light, *and* the subjects and photographer (nine times out of 10, that's me) remain completely motionless. Sounds like fun, right? And even that's not a guarantee for a crisp end result!
I had hoped I could cope, and save for a big girl camera (I don't know which I'd buy yet, but I've been reading up on these and these). But every time I want to capture something, it's either fuzzy or a 15 minute process (find more light, plug it in, brighten up the area and take a bunch of shots hoping for a clear one).
And, as much as I like taking pictures, I hate feeling like I always have to be the one behind the lens. (But, whether photographer or subject, I can't seem to escape the blur!)
Just looking at them gives me a headache!
I definitely want to be able to photograph the months, weeks and days leading up to the wedding -- not to mention the day itself and the honeymoon! Getting a cheaper, but more reliable, camera seems to be the best idea. So, now I'm researching point-and-shoot digital cameras.
What brand -- or specific model -- do you recommend?