My current camera has been acting oddly. There seems to be a waterspot "sometimes" near the center of photos, but mostly, it has been showing strange wavy shadows around the edges of pictures. I can usually do some "straightening" (which in this case means "unstraightening") and/or cropping to eliminate most of them. But it was obvious I needed a new camera.
So I went to Consumer Reports website to check the recommended point and click cameras. The cameras are getting expensive $400 and over-featured. I don't need an 83X zoom lens or 16MB pictures (I resize them all down to 100-250 KB for the blog or emails anyway). And when I went to Amazon, people didn't like them! The 1 star ratings were up around 12% and that's getting pretty high.
So it occurred to me that I had liked my previous camera pretty well. It took fine pictures, the menu was easily to navigate and I liked the non-pop-up flash. Its just that I left it outside one night and it rained. So I looked for it refurbished. Those got REALLY bad ratings! But I found a dealer (through Amazon) who had new unopened ones.
It arrived yesterday, the battery was charged this morning, and I took a few pictures. Just got done processing them and they look fine. Its a Canon Powershot ELPH 130 IS.