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Digital Camera Advice Please!

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If there are any camera-gurus out there that can help me I'd be very grateful! I'm looking to buy a new digital camera after my 2nd fuji in 2 yrs broke (I don't know what I do to them!). I'd prefer i… Read More
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
If there are any camera-gurus out there that can help me I'd be very grateful!
I'm looking to buy a new digital camera after my 2nd fuji in 2 yrs broke (I don't know what I do to them!). I'd prefer it to be under £100 and have the following features:
Li-on Battery
Good photo quality- I don't intend on blowing up photos but would like it to be good enough for easy point and shoot photos, photos at parties etc (So I suppose a good 'night' mode is needed)
I would prefer it in black but that's just me being fussy really!

Umm that's about it really. But for the clincher, if anyone could find a deal that I could go in store to pick up that would really top it for me!

Thanks for help, rep will be left. :)
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8y, 2m agoPosted 8 years, 2 months ago
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#1
are you proficiant with camera settings or do you want a 'point and shoot camera' ?

What sort of subject do you have in mind?any idea of how much zoom you want. ...If you could explain its everyday usage, I can probably marry up more easily what would suit you
#2
when you say - night mode, do you mean low light usage? as tbh, not many digi cams are much use in low light. There are a handfull of cameras that are known to cope better in low light (non of them are current )

First rule of thumb, please ignore the promo promotion about megapixels, as cameras havnt evolved much in the past few years, anything beyond 8mp on same processor chip is NOT a plus, whats important is zoom facility ( for you) and camera actual size to be useful for your needs, plus ease of use to suit your ability.
#3
I'm not totally useless when it comes to settings but to be honest I have always tended to stick to auto, unless it's so dark that a flash is needed. So all in all, pretty simple! Subjects tend to be my friends on night outs and my cat (!) so I'd say mostly people, definitely nothing fancy. I usually carry it around in my handbag so I'm looking for something fairly compact. As for zoom, I would definitely need some, obviously, my last camera had a x3 zoom which was fine for me!
Hope I've answered everything okay and thanks for your help!

Pepper_ty
are you proficiant with camera settings or do you want a 'point and shoot camera' ?

What sort of subject do you have in mind?any idea of how much zoom you want. ...If you could explain its everyday usage, I can probably marry up more easily what would suit you
#4
Ah, yeah tbh I meant in clubs and that sort of thing, but I reckon so long as it had a decent flash so you could make out the people in the photo that'd be okay!!

Pepper_ty
when you say - night mode, do you mean low light usage? as tbh, not many digi cams are much use in low light. There are a handfull of cameras that are known to cope better in low light (non of them are current )

First rule of thumb, please ignore the promo promotion about megapixels, as cameras havnt evolved much in the past few years, anything beyond 8mp on same processor chip is NOT a plus, whats important is zoom facility ( for you) and camera actual size to be useful for your needs, plus ease of use to suit your ability.
#5
off the top of my head (and its probably been 6 month since i looked at cameras) but I thought the ricoh R8/R10 was a good deal?

7x zoom, and decent specs, with lots of auto settings, but some capacity for fixing own settings? but camera world is very flexible, they may not be at a decent price now, promise to take a look tomorrow and see what is current and a good bargain
#6
Cheers, I'll take a look at that one, appreciate the help!

Pepper_ty
off the top of my head (and its probably been 6 month since i looked at cameras) but I thought the ricoh R8/R10 was a good deal?

7x zoom, and decent specs, with lots of auto settings, but some capacity for fixing own settings? but camera world is very flexible, they may not be at a decent price now, promise to take a look tomorrow and see what is current and a good bargain
#7
from what i can see, ricoh are slightly outof your price range, but thats probably because of its 7x zoom. Theres a few very nice panasonic camera;'s out there (they have leica lenses) and i have a couple myself - good cameras. Ill see whats under £100 at moment. The TZ range are very good, 10x zoom and at normal usage are brilliant and compact. i can actually get decent concert photos from them with some tweaking...i have one as my 'point and shoot' for when im out and about and half cut! i get great pics when i cant even see properly on a girls night out. You wont go wrong with panasonic TZ range LOL (again, ill check if they come in under £100)

But all I can say is, theres no point buying a crappy camera at rock bottom priices if you cant enjoy learning a little about photography,.Its a nice hobby and it may well be worth you going to tp of your budget and having a useable camera that also produces great photos that interests you and you can learn a new skill
#8
I wouldn't actually mind paying another 30-50 if it meant it was a decent enough camera for me to pick up photography as a hobby. Mind you, I have a horrible habit of breaking every camera I've ever owned!! Thanks again for your help :thumbsup:

Pepper_ty
from what i can see, ricoh are slightly outof your price range, but thats probably because of its 7x zoom. Theres a few very nice panasonic camera;'s out there (they have leica lenses) and i have a couple myself - good cameras. Ill see whats under £100 at moment. The TZ range are very good, 10x zoom and at normal usage are brilliant and compact. i can actually get decent concert photos from them with some tweaking...i have one as my 'point and shoot' for when im out and about and half cut! i get great pics when i cant even see properly on a girls night out. You wont go wrong with panasonic TZ range LOL (again, ill check if they come in under £100)

But all I can say is, theres no point buying a crappy camera at rock bottom priices if you cant enjoy learning a little about photography,.Its a nice hobby and it may well be worth you going to tp of your budget and having a useable camera that also produces great photos that interests you and you can learn a new skill
#9
Actually, I could do with some digicam advice and all.

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