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What Compact camera to buy? £300-400

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  1. c75mitch

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    A Friend in work is looking to buy a good compact camera to take on safari in Africa. He is looking to spend some where between £300-400.
    I have tried to convince him to go for a DSLR but he definatly wants a compact.
    Any advice on the best compact camera in this price range will be greatly recieved.

    Callum
     
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    How compact?

    Does he want something that will fit in his pocket? Or something like one or the 10X zooms which are not actually compacts, but a bridge between a dslr and a compact

    As far as true compacts go then for me it's got to be the canon S70, plenty of manual and auto controls to keep him happy. http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canons70/

    This has not long been out http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Fujifilm/fuji_finepixf10.asp I prefer the canon over all because of the extra control it gives you (but only if you want to use it) But it's said to be very good for a compact at high ISO's which is something compacts normally find hard.

    If you want something with a little more then this is a camera i really like the look off http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Olympus/oly_c7070wz.asp

    For the 10xs it's got to be the panasonics in my opinion http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Panasonic/
     
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    thanks for the replies.

    He wants to go for a small compact as opposed to a camera the size of a fuji s7000.

    I have printed out the reviews and am going to go through them with he on monday.
    thanks again
     

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