Need Advice on new camera

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  1. Terry D

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    Old camera just died, a service was held and buried in the garden next to the cat (cat was upset as he's not dead yet). No on a more serious note, I need to replace it ASAP (camera not cat) as my grandson birthday is next week. I have got no more than £200 to spend, I normally take pics of the usual subjects: landscapes, parties etc. I was thinking of the likes of the Fuji S6500 or the Canon A710 is (something with a larger than average zoom). Can some knowledgeable person please help a slightly confused old (ish) man.

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    Please someone help!!!!!! I need to purchase this weekend.
     
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    Please someone help!!!!!! I need to purchase this weekend.
     
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    How about a Canon PowerShot S3 IS off ebay? how does it compare to the S6500?
     
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    Ahoy Terry!

    For starters, try this. It has pretty much all the features you'll ever need, and more. Specs and review here.

    You'll have change to buy a bigger SD card and a spare battery. Also, have a look at eBay item: 180108424914.
     
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    Thanks for reply, isn't the TZ7 a bit noisy? If so will I notice it (prints up to A4)? Also will a 28mm lens be better for landscapes etc?
     
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    Ahoy!

    I have it's much older cousin. As a matter of course when post processing, I run all my images via noise reduction if the software has it OR you can get free versions of Neat Image or Noise Ninja. It isn't an issue at all. I have 10x12s which look superb framed.

    If you can better for the money, then go for it. It was merely a qualified suggestion based on your budget and list of requirements.

    Happy hunting.
     
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    Thanks again for the advice. Will be nipping down to Jessops to fondle one and if it feel good I will place my order today. Cheers
     
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    Hi Terry,

    I own a 6500FD and have to say I'm very pleased with it. You can pick it up and shoot if you want but there's plenty of scope for tweaking also. It has a 10x zoom but no hardware image stabilisation. The face detection technology was a little gimmicky I thought but have now grown to really like it despite my initial impressions. Battery life is reasonable and the build quality is top notch.

    Good luck!
     
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    Let us know how you got on. You'll not find lower prices than those I've linked to as far as I know.

    Hope it was all you were hoping it to be.
     
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    M dad has one and its very good easy to use or you can get indepth if you need if yu know a good £200 compact that uses SD cards do let me know as my mum is after one
     
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    Well! went and got a S6500, as I already had the batteries and xD cards from my old S5600. Another deciding factor was my father gets discount at PCworld/Currys etc so I got it for £174, they did not have a FZ7/8. Just got to wait for the good weather to return and get out there and take some pics.

    Thanks everyone for you advice.

    Pete
     

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