Best simple P&S camera for ageing parents?

Started Dec 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
contadorfan Senior Member • Posts: 1,911
Re: Best simple P&S camera for ageing parents?

Hennie de Ruyter wrote:

The Canon IXUS range is worth looking at. I own 2 IXUS cameras and they are well-made, easy to use and take decent pictures. They dont use AA but the included battery last much longer than AAs.

I have an ELPH/IXUS. While I think this is an excellent series by Canon and a great bargain, they are quite small.  The photos are wonderful -- your parents wouldn't have to take it out of Auto mode. But I wonder if they would have trouble with the tiny on/off  & display buttons or handling the camera.

On the other hand, it fits easily into pants pockets or a purse -- very easy to carry around at family events.

Can your parents handle an SD card well enough?

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