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Top 7 Digital Cameras for Dads


I can't even think of a father who doesn't like taking pictures of his family. And the latest digital cameras generally take great pictures of the kids with just a little know-how. So whether you are a “point and click” kind of dad or you like a single lens reflex digital variety, you can find a great digital camera recommendation here.

1. Canon PowerShot SX40 HS Black Digital Camera

Canon PowerShot G7 Camera
This camera is one of the top rated cameras by dads I spoke with, and is also highly recommended by About.com's Digital Camera Guide Michael Carr. It is a 12.1 megapixel camera with a 35x optical zoom for getting those closeup shots during soccer games or at a recital. It offers great quality and easy to use controls, including 25 pre-programmed shooting modes.
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2. Nikon DX40 SLR Camera

Nikon DX40 SLR Camera
This camera is a well designed and popular SLR digital camera. It is very easy to use, fast starting and offers 10.2 megapixels and a 2.5 inch LCD display. It comes with a Nikon starter lens (18-55 mm) and can accommodate any AF-S or AF-I lens. This is one of the nicest and simplest digital SLR's my camera-happy friends recommend.
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3. Sony Cybershot DSC-T50

Sony Cybershot DSC-T50
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For an ultracompact digital camera, the DSC-T50 is hard to beat. It has a 3 inch LCD monitor and 7.2 megapixel resolution. One of things I loved about this camera is the touchscreen monitor - just touch the icon for the feature you want to activate - no scrolling with arrow keys over and over.
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4. Fujifilm FinePix HS30EXR Black Digital Camera

Fuji FinePix S6000FD Digital Camera
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A very functional but affordable digital camera from Fuji, the Fine Pix HS30EXR offers 16 megapixels and a very easy to use technology for photographing human faces that make excellent people-picture taking almost effortless. For dads who want lots of pictures of the kids, this is a great camera.
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5. Nikon COOLPIX P5000 Digital Camera

Nikon COOLPIX P5000 Digital Camera
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If you are looking for a pocket sized digital camera with great resolution (10 megapixel) and convenience, the Coolpix P5000 is a great choice. The 2.5 inch LCD monitor is very bright and great for outdoor pictures as well as indoor. It has a 3.5x zoom lens, which works well in most settings. And it is more affordable than many other cameras of similar resolution and quality. This is a very versatile camera for dads wanting to take photos in all situations.
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6. Kodak EasyShare P880 8 Megapixel Bridge Camera

Kodak EasyShare P850 High-end Digital Camera
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If you are looking for a great point and shoot digital camera with exceptional responsiveness, the P880 is an excellent choice. The camera has an incredibly fast click-to-capture time, making action shots easier than with other models. It works great for sports shots as well as capturing that perfect dance photo at the competition. If your children are active and you want a photo memory of their activity, this is a super option for you.

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7. Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H50 Bridge Camera

Sony Cybershot DSC-H5 Digital Camera
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This camera from Sony has a 15x optical zoom, letting dad get great shots from far away. It has 9.1 megapixel resolution and a 3 inch LCD monitor for dads who like seeing a larger version of the digital viewfinder. It is very easy to use, and can either capture images to a photo card or in its 32 MB internal memory and subsequently to a memory stick, which is a nice feature.
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