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I just bought the Roybi Tek4 8MP Camera at the HD they had it on sale for $109.00 It takes some great pictures and is very well built. My daughter already drop tested it a couple times and it is still clicking.
It is so simple to use my father figured it out in minutes. He is very tech chalaneged, so I am very impressed. http://www.ryobitools.com/catalog/te...ntation/RP4200
with lots of brands at under $100, there pretty much disposable.
I buy used Nikon 775's / 880's and coolpox 5000's I keep one in a Pelican Case with Rechargable and a back up Lithium battery in my Truck ...
There are a few of those tools I wouldn't mind using if the price was right.
I'd like to hear back from ya on how the batteries hold up. The Li Ion are well known to not like cold weather...I would say Chicago qualifies. I am too in a cold climate and would buy a couple of these tools but having to bring them in everytime my truck sits idle for a couple hours would be a hassle.
Getting away from cameras for a sec though, Milwaukee has a new RedLithium battery that is supposed to perform well at temps to zero F. I've handled these lightweight tools and they seem pretty nice but if they don't work for a third of the year they'd do me no good so I haven't bought any yet.
My daughter took the camera and was snapping pictures. While outside she was able to get off a couple hundred pictures, When she went indoors and the flash was going off nonstop, she only got 50 more pictures before the battery went dead.
The flash is super bright and does suck the life out of the battery. Was enough for me to go and buy a spare battery. It sits in my truck daily and when I do need it it seems to work just fine. I do not noticed the cold effecting it. I checked online as well, and yes they are asking full retail for it. I noticed that the HD I got it at still has it at $109, then HD by me has it for $199, and the one by my mom's has it at $149. No rhyme or reason for their pricing.
Just used my Milwaukee M12 tubing cutter yesterday that sits out in my van all night, and our temps are below freezing here. never had an issue with it not working.
Went into the HD to get a new furnace filter and bumped into the Milwaukee/Roybi rep and asked him how come some of the HD's has the DuraShot camera for sale at $109 and others have it at $99, $149, and $129, he said they all should be on sale at the $129, but it doesn't matter since most are sold out. But he did say HD will sell the demo model, so I picked up another one for a whole $60.00 not a bad deal I might say.
I just checked today and they are $159 at the HD nearest me...maybe I should check others. I'd be all over that under a $100!
What do you think of the other tools in the line? Do you have the quick charger? From what I understand the regular charger takes like 5 hours.