Camera suggestions for partial right thumb amputee

Started May 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Jon Stock
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Camera suggestions for partial right thumb amputee
May 12, 2013

My father had the end of his right thumb amputated at the knuckle due to nail bed cancer.  This is a weird and rare cancer with thankfully a very low chance of spreading.

However he has difficulty holding and operating his cameras.

He shoots general family snapshots and family get togethers often indoors.  He has used SLR and point and shoot cameras for years.

The obvious plan is to go to a camera store and handle a bunch of cameras to see if one works well.

I was wondering if anyone with limited right thumb functionality can help narrow down the possible choices or suggest a discontinued camera we could get on eBay.

Thank you for any suggestions you may have.

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