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HD Compact Camera under £120: Help needed


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Hi all,

I am looking to buy a compact digital camera with HD picture and video functionality.
Can anyone recommend a decent one for under £120 and where I can buy it from?

Only features I'm keen to have are

* HD for pics and video
* Able to connect to TV to view pics/ video

Thanks !!! :clap::clap:


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Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Digital Camera - Silver


Canon PowerShot A3300 IS Digital Camera - Silver 3.0: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

@£101 and I think Canon are doing cashback for this at £20 (Fill in voucher and send away) bringing this down to £81 odd.

Does all you ask and on Amazon if you chose free saver for delivery its free.

The spec.....

Product Features

The Canon PowerShot A3300 IS is a sleek, metal bodied digital camera that captures images in stunning 16 megapixel detail.

16.0 Megapixel camera with metal body
28mm wide-angle, 5x optical zoom Canon lens with optical Image Stabilizer
Large 7.5 cm (3.0") LCD with Hints & Tips for easy shooting
HD Movies (720p) with Dynamic IS for steady video when walking
People shots made easy with Face Detection, FaceSelf-Timer and Auto Red-Eye Correction

Technical Details

Type - 1/2.3 type CCD
Effective Pixels - Approx. 16.0M
Colour Filter Type - Primary Colour

Type - DIGIC 4 with iSAPS technology

Focal Length - 5.0 – 25.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28 – 140 mm)
Zoom - Optical 5x./Digital Approx. 4x (with Digital Tele-Converter Approx. 1.6x or 2.0x and Safety Zoom)./ Combined Approx. 20x
Maximum f/number – f/2.8 – f/5.9
Construction - 7 elements in 6 groups (2 double-sided aspherical lenses (including 1 UA lens), and 1 single-sided aspherical UA lens)
Image Stabilisation - Yes (lens shift-type), approx. 3-stop

Type – TTL
AF System/ Points - AiAF (Face Detection / 9-point), 1-point AF (fixed to centre or Face Select and Track)
AF Modes - Single, Continuous (Auto mode only), Servo AF/AE, Tracking AF
AF Point Selection Size - (Normal, Small)
AF Lock - On/Off Selectable
AF Assist Beam – Yes
Closest Focusing Distance - 3 cm (W) from front of lens in macro

Metering modes - Evaluative (linked to Face Detection AF frame), Centre-weighted average, Spot (centre)
AE Lock - On/Off Selectable
Exposure Compensation - +/- 2 EV in 1/3 stop increments. Enhanced i-Contrast for automatic dynamic range correction
ISO sensitivity - AUTO, 80, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600

Speed - 1 – 1/1600 sec. (factory default) 15 – 1/1600 sec. (total range – varies by shooting mode)

Type – TTL
Settings - Auto (including Face Detection WB), Daylight, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Fluorescent H, Custom

Monitor - 7.5 cm (3.0") TFT, Approx. 230,400 dots
Coverage - Approx. 100%
Brightness - Adjustable to one of five levels. Quick-bright LCD

Modes - Auto, Manual Flash On / Off, Slow Synchro
Slow Sync Speed - Yes. Fastest speed 1/1600 sec.
Red-Eye Reduction – Yes
Flash Exposure Compensation - Face Detection FE, Smart Flash Exposure
Flash Exposure Lock – Yes
Built-in Flash Range - 30 cm – 4.0 m (W) / 50 cm – 2.0 m (T)
External Flash - Canon High Power Flash HF-DC1

Modes - Auto*, Easy*, P, Live View Control, SCN (Portrait, Landscape, Kids & Pets, Smart Shutter (Smile, Wink Self-Timer, FaceSelf-Timer), Low Light (4.0MP), Beach, Foliage, Snow, Fireworks, Long Shutter), Creative Filters (Fish-eye Effect, Miniature Effect, Toy Camera Effect, Monochrome, Super Vivid, Poster Effect), Discreet, Movie *with Scene Detection Technology and Motion Detection Technology
Photo Effects - My Colors (My Colors Off, Vivid, Neutral, Sepia, Black & White, Custom Color (limited))
Drive modes - Single, Continuous, Self-Timer
Continuous Shooting - Approx. 0.8 shots/sec. (until memory card becomes full)

RECORDING PIXELS / COMPRESSION - Image Size (L) 4608 x 3456, (M1) 3264 x 2448, (M2) 1600 x 1200, (S) 640 x 480, (W) 4608 x 2592. Resize in playback (M2, S, 320 x 240)
Compression - Fine, Normal
Movies - (HD) 1280 x 720, 30 fps, (L) 640 x 480, 30 fps, (M) 320 x 240, 30 fps Miniature Effect (HD, L) 6fps, 3fps, 1.5 fps
Movie Length - (HD) Up to 4 GB or 10 min. 00 sec. (L and M) Up to 4 GB or 1 hour

Still Image Type - JPEG compression, (Exif 2.3 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system, Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
Movies - MOV [H.264 + Linear PCM (monaural) ]

Canon Printers - Canon SELPHY Compact Photo Printers and Canon Inkjet Printers supporting PictBridge (ID Photo Print, Fixed Size Print and Movie Print supported on SELPHY CP & ES printers only)
PictBridge – Yes

Red-Eye Correction - Yes, during shooting and playback
My Camera / My Menu - Start-up image and camera sounds customization
My Category - Image tagging feature
Intelligent Orientation Sensor – Yes
Histogram – Yes
Playback zoom - Approx. 2x – 10x
Self Timer - Approx. 2 or 10 sec. or Custom
Menu Languages - English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Chinese (traditional), Japanese, Russian, Portuguese, Korean, Greek, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Turkish, Thai, Arabic, Ukrainian, Romanian, Farsi

Computer - Hi-Speed USB (MTP, PTP) dedicated connector (Mini-B compatible)
Other - A/V output, dedicated connector (PAL/NTSC)

Type - SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MMCplus, HCMMCplus

PC & Macintosh - Windows 7/ Vista SP1-2/ XP SP3 Mac OS X v10.5 – 10.6

Browsing & Printing - ZoomBrowser EX / ImageBrowser
Other – PhotoStitch

Batteries - Rechargeable Li-ion Battery NB-8L (battery and charger supplied)
Battery life - Approx. 230 shots Approx. 300 min. playback
A/C Power Supply - Optional, AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60

Cases / Straps - Soft Case DCC-510
Flash - High Power Flash HF-DC1
Power Supply & Battery Chargers - AC Adapter Kit ACK-DC60

Operating Environment - 0 – 40 °C, 10 – 90% humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) - 95.1 x 56.7 x 23.9 mm
Weight - Approx. 149 g (including battery/batteries and memory card).

And to top all that of Amazon have this posted right underneath the picture on the right...."Free Protective Camera Wrap with Digital Cameras
Purchase a selected digital camera, on, or before December 31, 2011 and get a protective camera wrap absolutely free. Terms apply. !!"

I would recommend that and it does all you mentioned above. :smashin::laugh:

Hope that helps


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