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    Digital camera advice

    Looking for a new digital camera. Not a beginner, but not a pro either

    Looking for one in or around the €275 (£200) mark

    Any advice would be great

    Many thanks
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    \'For he that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart\'.
    Henry V - Battle of Agincourt 1415

    #2


    What will you be using the camera for? How big/small do you want it to be? Do you want manual control/point'n'shoot or numerous 'modes'. What size/quality prints do you require? Are you interested in 'special features' (e.g. video, sound, panomaric view, etc). Is speed of the essence (processor speed)? Do you need a rugged (or waterproof) model? Do you want a name (Canon, Nikon, Fuji, etc)?


    Some of the questions you might want to ask above before browsing.....


    http://www.netscape.com/viewstory/20...op-digital-cam eras-under-300-dollars/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcameras.about.com%2 Fod%2Fchoosingacamera%2Ftp%2Funder300.htm&amp;fram e=true


    or


    http://www.which.co.uk/reports_and_c...udio_visual/re ports/cameras_and_camcorders/digital_cameras/Digital%20camer as/dc_digital_cameras_product_essential_guide_574_647 98.jsp? KNC=GOOGLE&amp;jtid=2749231&amp;source_code=406PAJ


    or


    http://www.netscape.com/viewstory/20...op-digital-cam eras-under-300-dollars/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fcameras.about.com%2 Fod%2Fchoosingacamera%2Ftp%2Funder300.htm&amp;fram e=true


    Have fun......








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      #3
      I just got a Canon Ixus 60 which i'd really recommend, theyre a great camera, you can get them on Amazon for £153 sterling but i'm not sure if your looking for something more indept, interchangble lens etc

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        #4
        I have a Samsung Digimax L85 (8.1 Mega Pixels) HDMI optional. The purists might frown but it takes a great picture. Does video footage as well.

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          #5
          I bought a Kodak Easyshare a few years ago and have found it very robust (banged it around a bit), well built, with handy s/ware. In today's market you would be looking at a major brand name, with about 8 MP. Optical zoom is the key form of zoom(don't lose pic. quality when you zoom in), so 10+ with that. A large SD card also, 1GB. Packages on ebay can be very good value, price wise, and bundle the SD card etc, for memory.

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            #6

            Have a look at this site : http://www.steves-digicams.com/

            He reviews all models, and includes sample photos from each on the site.

            I bought the Canon Ixus 60 as mentioned by Kerry-Exile above, it got a great review on the site and I am very happy with it.

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              #7


              Originally posted by 23-19
              Have a look at this site : http://www.steves-digicams.com/

              He reviews all models, and includes sample photos from each on the site.

              I bought the Canon Ixus 60 as mentioned by Kerry-Exile above, it got a great review on the site and I am very happy with it.




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                #8
                The cheapest ive found is through Amazon as i said above, £153 sterling, dont know what that is in Euro, use www.xe.com but i'd highly recommend it, fantastic camera

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                  #9


                  www.computeruniverse.net


                  www.connscameras.ie


                  Used both of these for buying everything from buying digital SLRs to compact digital cameras. I use connscameras as a base for research and get it cheaper on computer universe.

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                    #10


                    thanks for the advice folks - I'll have a gander at the various links





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                      #11


                      if your buying in a shop in dublin conns cameras have excellent customer and after sales service


                      bought my digital slr there
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                        #12


                        also this is a good review site


                        http://dpreview.com/
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                          #13
                          Originally posted by thisyear?


                          thanks for the advice folks - I'll have a gander at the various links


                          Re. memory cards, you will probably end up buying an upgrade to 512Mb or 1Gb, but look at the speed of the card before purchasing (some cards have a couple of secs delay between shots, while they're processing and storing the shot). That can be a pain. And xD is supplanting SD (&amp; is quicker), but you're likely to be constrained here by the camera manufacturer. Try www.shop4memory.com I've found them to be far cheaper than anywhere else.

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                            #14
                            Recently got my mother a Canon Ixus 75 from www.pixmania.com, price around €300, with a Sandisk 1GB ultra II card from www.mymemory.co.uk for €40. Would recommend both. The camera also does video, and the pictures are very good quality. She finds it very easy to use - so that's saying a lot[img]smileys/lol.gif[/img]
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                              #15
                              Currently looking at the following camera - any feedback from more learned people on the subject than myself would be most kind...



                              Fuji FinePix S5600 Zoom that boasts an impressive 10x optical zoom.
                              Get shots of an unrivalled realism with the 5.1 megapixel sensor and Fujifilm Real Photo Technology.
                              Highly practical, the FinePix S5600 Zoom has an "Anti-Blur" mode to minimise blur caused by quick shooting or a poorly judged focus.
                              Use the video mode on your S5600 Zoom to shoot short films with sound.
                              Take professional quality shots everytime with the user-friendly FinePix S5600.

                              coming in at £141
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