Can someone suggest a simple digital camera for my Word Press blogger friend?
Posted on 2013-10-30
An acquaintance of mine runs a word press based website. His interests are in the area of city planning and development and so he takes lots of pictures with a small (4+ years old) Canon digital.
He's not very technical and his son (who has now moved away for college) isn't around to help him deal with getting his pictures out of the camera and up onto his wordpress site.
His son would grab the images from the camera and then resize and correct (auto tone / contrast / color / exposure etc) so he could then upload the processed images to his post.
His son has shown him how to do this repeatedly but it's basically a classic VCR flashing 12:00 scenario where he's just not going to catch on if he can get away with it.
What I want to do is buy him a (small and portable) camera (<$250) that can take shots that don't need any pre-processing before being uploaded to wordpress. That is, it could be configured (set it and forget it) to snap shots with the following properties:
Resolution: 1280 x 720 or 1280 x 960 (the default resolutions of between 3 and 6 thousand pixels wide are way too big for his website. Most of the images on his website are displayed at around 500 pixels wide and if you click them, you get to see the full sized image.
Format: JPG high quality (6-8)
Then all he'd have to do is copy the images from his camera to his PC and then upload the ones he wants without having to deal with Photoshop.
Can someone suggest a camera that will operate in this fashion? That way, I'll be able to avoid having to provide him with the same Photoshop services once provided him by his son!