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which of these budget compact cameras?

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  1. sswats

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    I need a point and shoot camera. Small, but provides very good pictures. indoor and outdoor.

    I've narrowed it down to these around the £200 mark. (the casio is overbudget but i just thought I'd include it).
    If you can recommend any others I'd be grateful.

    Fuji F10 v Sony DSC-W7 v Casio EX-Z750 v Canon IXUS 50 v Nikon Coolpix S1


    Fuji F10 £211
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/fujifilmf10zoom/page10.asp

    Sony DSC-W7 £206
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/sonydscw7/page10.asp

    Casio EX-Z750 £240
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/casioz750/page9.asp

    Canon Digital IXUS 50 £215
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canonsd400/page10.asp

    Nikon Coolpix S1 £198
    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Nikon/nikon_cps1.asp


    My current choice seems to be the Fuji F10 thanks to the review. but the problem with that is no viewfinder. with my old camera there were a few times I couldn't have taken a picture without a viewfinder so that ruins it for me. also it has XD. currently i have a couple SD cards cos I use them with my PDA as well (sony would be a pain too I suppose).

    there is a replacement for the F10. the F11
    http://whatdigitalcamera.com/news/F...th_extended_creative_controls_news_69047.html

    is it worth waiting for or are the specs pretty much the same (it doesn't realy solve my problems with it). any idea how i find out how much it will cost
     
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    I'd go with the Canon IXUS 50 myself, I used a mates one recently to take some indoor shots and I was well impressed with it.

    The Fuji is no doubt a good camera too but if you already have SD cards then for me it would be a no-brainer.
     
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    I just went to jessops.

    the Ixus 50 is nice and compact but screen is so small. there is the Ixus 55 but thats an extra £30 i think. and its bigger.

    the casio is gourgeous, but review as you can see aint great.

    Fuji was dull looking. but its the cheapest and the best quality. xD is a shame but its the lack of viewfinder thats stopping me.
    the guy in jessops said you can get hoods that pull out shading the screen so you can shoot in bright sunlight.
    how much are these?
     
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    ok Canon takes the lead I suppose.

    Should I get the Ixus 55?
    can anyone tell me the difference? I know its a bit bigger and it has a nice cool big 2.5" screen.

    is the quality the same?
     
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    I've read that the Ixus 50 and 55 have very poor battery lives.

    whilst the Fuji F10 has a brilliant battery life.

    its another factor favouring the Fuji.
     
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    I've had my Ixus 50 since June and I've charged it three times. I haven't counted how many shots I've taken on each charge but it's in the hundreds. Battery life is excellent. The only slight downside is that there's no battery indication until the battery starts to run low.
     
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    ixus it is then.

    thanks guys.

    I'll probably get the 55 tho as long as its not too much bigger than the 50. I'll check it in the shop. its only an extra £15.
     
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    I hope you enjoy the excellent Cannon ixus, for further info regarding cameras try Steves Digicams in the U.S.A. this is the best review site I have found!
     
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    ok I got the ixus 55. I really liked the bigger screen. And Jessops only had £7 difference between them after net price matching (although they couldn't match exactly)
    I would have shopped around more but I'm leaving tomorrow.

    anyway, so far, VERY nice.

    thanks for your help guys. you saved me from getting a Fuji.
     
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    I was just about to order the Ixus 55, but I thought it was the same physical size as the 50 :rolleyes:

    According to the canon website the 55 is 86.0 x 53.5 x 21.6 mm and the 50 is 86.0 x 53.0 x 20.7 mm.

    So, 9mm thicker and 5 mm wider.

    The reason I'm not going for the Ixus 750 is because it just doesn 't feel anywhere near as nice as the 50.


    Can anyone tell me if the ixus 50 and 55 'feel' the same in the hand?
     
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    I compared botht the 50 and the 55 in Jessops before I bought.
    to me, the difference was minimal.

    noticeable if you put them side by side but still he 55 is very compact.

    and the big screen is just :thumbsup:
     
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    Thanks swwat, will pop into a camera shop to compare them.
     
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    i think you're looking at 0.5 and 0.9 mm which should be un-noticable? :)
     

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