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> > It seems to me that your friend should have a talk with the kid re a > digital camera. ?I would think a 12-year-old would consign a non-digital > camera to the closet with the drums in pretty short time. > If they spent a grand on the drums, maybe they can raise the stakes a > bit. > Examples I might suggest are Canon G3, used; Panasonic (Leica zoom) > DMC-FZ10, used. > These are nice cameras and can be used in manual mode. ?They are > expensive > enough that, even used, they should be in good condition. > > If I were 12 and getting a camera, I'd want one like my friends have, that > shows the picture right away. ?In addition, the savings from film > processing and prints in a few months will pay for almost any camera > being > considered. The family has a digital camera or two lying around to use if he wants. He is more interested in learning the basics, and that is so much easier to do with a manual SLR. If he gets into it, he'll move up to something else. The PS digitals have too much crap on them and most just shoot in automatic because it?s a pain to change anything with all those menus, screens and such.