1. Join Now

    AVForums.com uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

£200 to spend ..which compact digital camera

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by Darko, Jun 6, 2005.

  1. Darko

    Darko
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    3,668
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Caterham on the hill Surrey
    Ratings:
    +171
    Title says it all, I want a compact digital camera that looks smart and produces good pictures as long as its 3mill pixels or above its cool, what would you recomend

    Cheers Darko
     
  2. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    Take a look at the Canon ixus range. Something like the ixus 500 ect
     
  3. Darko

    Darko
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    3,668
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Caterham on the hill Surrey
    Ratings:
    +171
    Cool I was looking at the ixus range .. so you would recommend them


    any other views are welcome


    Cheers Gents
     
  4. rodney_nz

    rodney_nz
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Messages:
    105
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
  5. RobertP

    RobertP
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    522
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Woodford Essex
    Ratings:
    +0
    My wife has the ixus 500.

    There are good and bad points to all cameras. For the 500 I'd say

    plus
    small but solid feeling
    turns on quick
    pretty good results with built in flash (did a darn sight better than my 20D this weekend)
    Good colour in daylight pictures - looks 'right'
    battery lasts for ages
    there are other +things of course...

    minus
    the lens seems to get fingerprints on it easily - you don't notice and take lots of soft focus pictures.
    shot to shot can be slow with flash.
    I don't know what half the buttons do :rotfl: (and my wife does not want to know)

    I believe the ixus 40 came out after this one and is faster + has a bigger screen.

    As you have probably realised there are an awful lot of cameras to choose from. The is no shortcut to reading review sites if you want to make an informed choice.
     
  6. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    Actually my advice was a bit lazy.

    I had the ixus 400 i liked it at the time. I gave it my brother and god it seems so limited now i'm not too sure if the 500 is a great deal different. Though it's designed to be that way-a point and shoot, and it does it very well as all the ixus cameras do.

    Personally i'd look for something with more manual control like the canon S70 but that's out of your price range. If you can still get them, the sony W1 is a very good cameras. as are the pentax opio ranges.

    You have to decide really what features you want really. More manual control, or more or less full auto. If it's the latter then you cant go wrong with the ixus's
     
  7. GaryB

    GaryB
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2002
    Messages:
    5,341
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    133
    Location:
    St Albans
    Ratings:
    +1,264
  8. HMHB

    HMHB
    Distinguished Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2001
    Messages:
    25,453
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    Nottinghamshire
    Ratings:
    +3,754
    I still use the Ixus 500 as well as my FZ3 as the Ixus is so easy to slip into the pocket and you do get good results for your money.
    Incidentally, what would you use to get rid of fingerprints off the lens ?
     
  9. RobertP

    RobertP
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2002
    Messages:
    522
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    19
    Location:
    Woodford Essex
    Ratings:
    +0
    I use a lens pen from 7dayshop link

    works well. Think mine is larger than the one i linked to.
     
  10. Darko

    Darko
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    3,668
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Caterham on the hill Surrey
    Ratings:
    +171
    Cheers Lads

    To be honest I am no pro so the idea of a good point and shoot sounds right up my street so I am reading reviews at the mo on compact canons.


    Cheers for all the advice

    Darko
     
  11. Unlight

    Unlight
    Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2003
    Messages:
    1,438
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Location:
    Belfast
    Ratings:
    +9
    I just bought a Canon Ixus 50 today and I'm delighted with it.

    You have to see it and hold it to appreciate how tiny and well made it is!

    Getting some GREAT shots out of it!
     
  12. igranny

    igranny
    Standard Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    1
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Stone, Staffordshire
    Ratings:
    +0
    I bought a Canon Ixus 50 yesterday and would highly recommend it. It's small, quick and produces great pictures.
     
  13. Darko

    Darko
    Well-known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2005
    Messages:
    3,668
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    86
    Location:
    Caterham on the hill Surrey
    Ratings:
    +171
    I have a chance at getting a canon ixus 500 for £150 new would this be a good choice?????

    Cheers Darko
     
  14. Gemz1982

    Gemz1982
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    what is the difference between the IXUS 40, 50, 400 and 500??

    :)
     
  15. seany

    seany
    Banned

    Joined:
    May 1, 2003
    Messages:
    2,987
    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Manchester city
    Ratings:
    +1
    Look at the specs gemz, we can't do all the work for you:laugh:.
     
  16. Gemz1982

    Gemz1982
    Guest

    Products Owned:
    0
    Products Wanted:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0
    what i meant was, i was told in Jepsons yesterday that the 40 and 400 were the same camer etc
     

Share This Page

Loading...