I know nothing about photography. This is because I’m married to a photographer, and I’m a big believer in playing to your strengths, in a relationship. If I leave the photography to him, everyone’s happy. (If I take my own pictures, he offers helpful criticism like, “You cut off the kids’ heads. Did you… do that on purpose?”)
Anyway, I share this because I saw today’s Amazon Gold Box Deal—a Kodak EasyShare Z915 10MP Digital Camera Kit—and immediately went to him to find out if this was a decent deal or not. I mean, it certainly looks like one; everything you need to start taking pictures, at under a hundred bucks, and decent reviews. But I figured I should consult the master.
He said (and I’m quoting here): “I don’t know anything about this particular camera, but Kodaks tend to be decent. For $100, it looks like a nice carry-around. And the 10x zoom is nice at that price point.” Translation: “For people who don’t have fancy cameras like mine, yes, that’s probably a good option.”
Make of this what you will. But for a fairly versatile point-and-shoot, cords, case, and rechargeable batteries, I’m thinking it’s a pretty good deal.