It was high time to get a new digital camera, but I didn't know where to begin. I was using an old Sony digital camera that used a floppy disk. For outside, the pics were alright, but for inside and low light situations, it was not cutting the mustard. I checked out the Photography Group on Active Rain and read Jeff Turner's post about the Kodak EasyShare V705. After doing some checking around (at department and camera stores) to see what was available for the price, I decided to purchase the V705 from Amazon. Total with shipping was $209.90, and I since I applied for and charged the camera to the Amazon.com credit card, they are refunding me $30 for the purchase. At Office Depot, the same camera was priced at over $300. I think I got a pretty good deal.
The camera arrived in less than a week. I didn't try it out for several days - it was something new I had to learn, so I procrastinated. This Easter weekend was the perfect time, though. After I read the directions, and experimented with the camera, I found it's not hard to use. I also feel it takes great pictures. I could only get 16 shots on the camera before the memory filled. I had adjusted the resolution down to 5 from the 7.1, could have probably dropped it more... I need to get a memory card. Below are some outside pics I took this weekend. These are straight from the camera, no touch-ups.
Thanks, Jeff, for the camera recommendation. I look forward to taking tons more pictures with this camera.