Wal*Mart and Kodak Informative - Good Bargain
COOLIDGE, ARIZONA -- We have a little digital camera that is on it's last legs, so we decided to go take a look at what the local Wally World and see what they had in the area of digital cameras.
Thanksgiving night, after having our dinner, we went into town to the Wal*Mart. We looked at several cameras on their display and took a few sample photos with them to see the quality. When the lady working the department came over, we asked for a couple of cameras, and each time were told they were out of stock. I suggested that if they ran out of stock, they should remove the display item. You see, in Arizona, if a Liquor Control Board Officer goes into a bar and they have a sign for Schlubb's Beer, they had better have Schlubb's beer, or they get cited.
When the lady went back to the back room, she came back with a camera she found there. We looked it over and decided to buy it. It was a great buy. Instead of the usual 16 MB on-board memory, we got 32 MB, and there is a place for a San Disk. The camera is very easy to use and the controls are intuitive enough that even someone like me can get good pictures.
The camera is a Kodak C653 with a silver body and built-in flash. When you turn it on, the lens zooms out from it's flat storage position. On checking out the camera on Wal*Mart's website, the list price is $129.77, but we paid under $100 for a terrific compact digital camera, and we love the big 2.4 inch LCD screen that shows you what your picture will look like instead of a tiny viewfinder that shows you more than you will actually capture. Good job, both of you!