I have been looking for a good yet affordable camera to replace my old Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX9. I love my Panasonic camera but something is wrong with the LCD screen - it went dead and I simply can't see the pictures I am taking.
I would have loved to buy a good digital SLR but budgetary constraints meant I had to stick to one below £100. So I did a survey of various websites including Currys, PC World, Misco, Amazon and Argos. I was set on buying the Nikon Coolpix L18 when i came across the Kodak C913 in Argos. I couldn't believe it. At only £49.99, it was the cheapest 9MP camera in the market (at that time). Just checked and found that it is presently selling at £59.99 on the Argos site. That's still cheaper than other comparable cameras.
This entry level camera has 9.2 MP effective pixels with 3X optical zoom lens and 5X digital zoom.
It's a bit thicker than my old Lumix (probably due to the fact that it uses 2 AA batteries but I found it to be lighter. I like the fact that the camera comes with 16 MB internal memory. The LCD display is slightly smaller at 2.4". The camera is fairly simple to use and I didn't even have to read the manual. A close of my kids inside the house came out quite well. They were moving a lot but the built in digital stabilisation seems to have done the trick.
I read somewhere that the camera is splash proof but I am not going to test that particular feature out.