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Help me spend some money :o)

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
I need to buy a new camera as the one I have at the moment is pants.

At the moment it's a toss-up between the Casio EX-Z1080 (£80 in Comet) and the Fuji S5800 (£95 at Ebuyer).

It's gotta be OH friendly (so quite simple to use) and take decent pics when we're out and about with the kids.

Any knowledgable tographers out there (MM...I'm looking at you !!) who can offer any advice (or alternatives ) would be greatly appreciated. And if there's anyone who doesn't have any advice, but would like just to post a funny comment (that'll make me lol) please feel free to do so :o)

Ta !!
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
argos had some cheap deals last week with 10megapixels
1 Like #2
dont look at me.... i'm hiding behind my hands and invisiable! :lol:

is it just a digital camera you're after? basic run of the mill camera able to take decent images or are you actually planning anything else for it? i mean does it have to have any specific features, also whats your budget?
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The casio is quite good, easy to use and yu can buy a spare battery for a £5 from 7dayshop. Ive been back from the highlands after 5 days, of nearly 500 pics, and battery still shows full!!

I have the Z600 btw, older cousin!!
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They are quite different - the ones in your shortlist. Both are good cameras and decent prices.

The Fuji is a bridge camera (more like a DSLR with many more shooting options) whereas the Casio is a very compact point and shoot. Personally I'd go for the former anyday of the week, but its a little more daunting for your OH to use and can't be carried in a pocket (although the auto point-and-shoot mode on the Fuji's will generally produce better results anyway...) - but I now use a DSLR and had a few bridge cameras before, so I'm used to them!
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Kodaks are easy to use, but out of your 2 I would go with the fuji (better lens)
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I was lucky enough to win the EX-Z1080 in a comp last year, & it is an excellent camera. It has been on hols with me & taken photos good enough to be blown up to poster size. It has a host of features that I haven't even tried to use yet (I haven't felt the need to do so, as the camera sets everything for you).

If you do get a 10megapixel camera, though, it's worth investing in a big SD Card (I use a 2Gb card), otherwise your memory will get eaten up quite quickly!
#7
MinstrelMan
dont look at me.... i'm hiding behind my hands and invisiable! :lol:

is it just a digital camera you're after? basic run of the mill camera able to take decent images or are you actually planning anything else for it? i mean does it have to have any specific features, also whats your budget?


Oi...you hiding over there :-D

I just want a decent Digital Camera tbh.....budget of about £100-£140.

I want it for everyday use (pics of the family and stuff like that), but also for when we take the kids to Zoo/Theme Park/Hols, and for when I go to the Grand Prix next year (that's why I was looking at the Fuji with it having the better zoom). OH is also wants me to do some pics of the kids and then get them printed on canvas :roll:
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midlandscomics;2589238
Oi...you hiding over there :-D

I just want a decent Digital Camera tbh.....budget of about £100-£140.

I want it for everyday use (pics of the family and stuff like that), but also for when we take the kids to Zoo/Theme Park/Hols, and for when I go to the Grand Prix next year (that's why I was looking at the Fuji with it having the better zoom). OH is also wants me to do some pics of the kids and then get them printed on canvas :roll:


I'd really consider the superzoom bridge camera's like the Fuji then (also look at the S1000 FD and others) - provided you can put up with the extra bulk (go to shops and have a feel\play if they will let you!) - they are just more versatile and give better results.:thumbsup:
#9
Cheers everyone...I'm more tempted by the Fuji, so will go and have a look at it in Currys a bit later, and then look at them in disgust when they tell me it's £40 dearer in there :-D

Rep will be left for you all :thumbsup:
#10
Get a Canon, really good cameras :) We have a A540 (got it for £29 on Ebay :)) and it is better than every other camera in the house, we got a new Sony and Fujifilm at Xmas as well :|

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