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New Digital Camera

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by rowlers, May 9, 2005.

  1. rowlers

    rowlers
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    I'm looking to buy an new digital camera!!

    I have a the moment a cheapie 3MP digital that while the images it takes are quite acceptable, the battery life is p*** poor, the start up time is abysmal, the flash takes and age to charge up and finally there is a massive time lag between pressing the shutter and the photo being captured. I find myself having to guess when the object/person is going to be in frame during action shots!!!

    So....

    I am looking at around the £150-£250 mark (hopefully I can get it in USA cheap!) I also want as small compact design preferably with a metal case. I like the look of the Ixus 30, but not sure what the start up times shutter lag etc.. are like.
    I'd like 3MP, and a 3x optical zoom. other that these requirements anything goes.


    WHATS THE BEST CHOICES HOPE YOU CAN HELP!!!


    Cheers


    Rowlers
     
  2. SeaneyC

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    Ixus 30 (SD200 is the american name) is what i bought in December for $260, which is really off the bottom end of your budget mate! Great cam, startup is about 1 second from on to pic in an easy to focus situation, shutter lag is pretty much dependant on the focus, anywhere from instant to a few seconds. AF assist light is brilliant for taking out on the town, no more out of focus pics because of the dark! I only use mine for heavy nights of boozy carnage, and it has survived extremely well! Tends to overexpose and blow highlights a bit too easily in really high DR scenes, but mainly does very well. Definately better value for money than the £600 i paid for my digital Ixus in 2000!
     

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