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What Digital cam to get????

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by leeegglestone, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. leeegglestone

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    At present I have a 6.6mp, 4x Digital Zoom Camera - f=9.6mm F3.0
    I use the highest pic setting but they dont all turn out brilliant when I print etc. Someone told me it was to do with the lense quality.

    I want a new camera for my holidays. I take pictures of tourist attractions, scenery etc.

    I want a good quality camera, that has Optical Zoom and that allows good pictures to be printed out an regular photo size or larger
    I dont want to spend hundreds of pounds.
    How about up to £200ish

    Can anyone make some recommendations



    A friend at work recommended the cannon IXU50 but its too expensive for me. even the IXU50 is.
    I know that an important thing about the cam is the lens +sensors which determine how good the cam is, i went wrong in the past as my other cam had poor quality ones even tho was a 6.6mpixel.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-2005-T5-M...546147657QQcategoryZ97007QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Sharp 10 Megapixel - 3x optical, 3x digital

    How about this one

    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...m9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=92760&_LOC=UK

    it has 10optical zoom but is 3.3mpixel. but is the cam good quality 2take good pics?


    OLYMPUS C60Z 6.1
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/LATEST-MODEL-...546819863QQcategoryZ97007QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    This one 6megapixel and 3xoptical

    This Casio one looks good
    http://www.ebuyer.com/customer/prod...2hvd19wcm9kdWN0X292ZXJ2aWV3&product_uid=91983


    Ireally need to make sure everything adds up on the cam. Im going 2 canada nxt week and they mayb cheaper there and so i will have an idea of which to look out for price wise too
     
  2. RobertP

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    You will not find a more helpful bunch than the regulars that post here.

    However another 'what shall i buy' thread where you don't appear to have made any effort to find out for yourself (it's not just you) will not get much response.

    There have been several similar threads over the past weeks and no doubt there will be more. If you have browsed the forum pages you could have read those threads and looked at the reccomendations. The suggestions may not be exactly what you need but at least you could say ' I like the Ixus 40 but its too small' or other reasons etc. so someone could suggest a better alternative.

    Read what's been suggested before and tell us what you need if different.

    Maybe I should copy + paste this to the other similar threads :rolleyes:

    mini rant over... I'll go back to helpful mode now ;)

    nb: the server was having one of it's near death experiences so I did copy + paste. It died when I hit 'submit reply' last time....
     
  3. leeegglestone

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  4. Iain Shields

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    There are plenty of models about in your price range that would give you good results.

    I'd stay away from the "no name" brands that you linked to in your 1st post as I think you'd be making the same mistake over again (I'm guessing the camera you have now is not a major brand)

    Most of the usual suspects have good models around £200... Canon, Fuji, Olympus etc.

    You mentioned the Canon IXUS 50 in your first post and that it's too expensive... Amazon have it currently at just £17 over your £200 limit, might be worth saving that bit extra for:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos...27506/sr=1-1/ref=sr_1_2_1/026-7483312-0249249

    If you maybe wanted more zoom then there's something like the Olympus C770 with 10x optical zoom also at Amazon for £215:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos...28393/sr=1-7/ref=sr_1_2_7/026-7483312-0249249

    If you cant go over £200 then have a look for a few models then come back and ask for opinions on them... :smashin:

    Regards,
    Iain.
     

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