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I want a new camera but which one!!! ADVICE PLEASE!

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I am off on my hols to Oz in January and want to buy a new cam so I can take lots of pics! Problem is I don't know which to go for... theres so many how am I supposed to know which one is best!! Any…
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
I am off on my hols to Oz in January and want to buy a new cam so I can take lots of pics!
Problem is I don't know which to go for... theres so many how am I supposed to know which one is best!!
Any advice greatly appreciated!!
Thanx
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
Make a list of what you actually want to do with this camera e.g. point and shoot, do close-ups. small. convenient. zoom, quality, video or not + rice range and then ask again in the photos thread. You need to have a pretty good idea of these things because there's trillions of cameras out there.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=107205

I have a Ricoh Caplio R7 ( not R8 it's less good) and it does exactly what I want and will also be visiting Oz next year .Whoopee:thumbsup:
#2
I don't know how to post to a different thread...!
I want a Camera small enough to go in a pocket, preferably about 10 MP and 5 optical zoom, but only have about £150!
#3
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/275206/fujifilm-finepix-s5800-refurb-8-0mp/

I looked at these slightly bulky but some good deals on them have been listed on hotukdeals website. Good optical zoom and good quality pics worth a look -- Hope it helps :thumbsup:
#4
http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0012ZEDV4/sh-38-2-21

I have the ixus 70 and it's just amazing for me, this one's the 80 and it's £110. I'm no expert but at 7MP the resolution of the picture is 3072x2304, which is what I always take it at. 8MP would be more than that.
You can get 10MP ones but without paying £200 + they would subpar (for example this hitachi one http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/5591318/Trail/searchtext%3E10MP.htm) , you need to find one with a good CCD (the actual capture/sensor chip) - the larger the CCD the better (more pixels)

Canon, Nikon, Olympus make the best camera's imo (please someone else disagree if they wish :)) Sony are often overpriced and use proprietary memory sticks. Casio are another good make actually, they make quality camera's like the big 3 but at a lower cost
#5
CutieGemz
I don't know how to post to a different thread...!
I want a Camera small enough to go in a pocket, preferably about 10 MP and 5 optical zoom, but only have about £150!


Sony cybershot T300 matches that criteria.

Its a great camera and has some really cool functions if you read up on it.

Plus im sure there was a deal on here earlier for it for 150 quid if you do a search.

It also looks good and fits in a pocket no problem.

It comes in red, black or silver.
#6
CutieGemz
I don't know how to post to a different thread...!
I want a Camera small enough to go in a pocket, preferably about 10 MP and 5 optical zoom, but only have about £150!


If you are going on holiday then one important consideration is batteries.

Cameras come with two main types of batteries:

1) Standard AA or AAA batteries (rechargable of course)

2) Lithium Ion batteries

The advantage of Lithium Ion batteries is that once charged they hold their charge for a long time, and can take lots of pictures before needing recharging.

The disadvantage with Lithium Ion is that if your battery runs out you cant just walk into a shop and ask for a new set of batteries. Buying a spare Lithium Ion is expensive.

The advantage with AA or AAA is that if your batteries run flat you can go into any shop and buy a set of AA or AAA batteries.

The disadvantage with AA or AAA is that they dont hold their charge as long as Lithium Ion do, so you would need to carry spares and make sure the main batteries, and spares, are always charged.

If you go for AA or AAA batteries try get a camera that hold 4 batteries rather than 2.

Some people prefer Lithium Ion others prefer AA / AAA, but on a small camera personally I think you are better with a Lithium Ion.
#7
If the camera is for a holiday then I think a good optical zoom is important (ignore digital zoom, it is a waste of time).

Most cameras have 3x or 4x optical zoom, but this one, A Canon, has 10x optical zoom, but is still small.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-PowerShot-SX110-Digital-Camera/dp/B001EO750Y/ref=sr_1_22?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228578636&sr=1-22

The advantage of a good optical zoom is that you can "zoom in" on objects that are a long way away, also it can help you to "compose" shots by zooming in and out until you get just the right picture.
#8
Couple of other important things.

Once you get the camera, but before you go on holiday, take a lot of pictures with it. This will ensure the camera works before you go away, and also help you to understand how the camera works.

Secondly, make sure you buy a couple of large memory cards. For a long holiday buy say 2Gb cards, and buy 3 or more of them. You can never have too many memory cards.

AND LOOK AFTER THEM. No point in taking lots of pictures then losing the memory cards.

Buying a few smaller memory cards, rather than one large 4Gb or 8Gb, means that if you do lose one of the cards you still have the others. If you lose your 4Gb or 8Gb card you have lost all your pictures.
#9
CutieGemz
I don't know how to post to a different thread...!
I want a Camera small enough to go in a pocket, preferably about 10 MP and 5 optical zoom, but only have about £150!

This is what I have - I daresay you can find a better deal money-wise than this but you definitely need a battery and charger as described ^^^ plus a few 4Gb cards memory cards.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Caplio-Including-Charger-Lithium-battery/dp/B000VXS8U0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1228582628&sr=8-5#moreAboutThisProduct

(To get to a different thread just click on the link if it's provided, otherwise use search!!)
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#10
I've found the Fuji F series to be excellent, i have the old F10, but the F47fd and F50 are out now. Probably the F47fd is around what you are looking for. They come with a rechargeable battery, and last forever, i took mine on holiday fully charged, 2 weeks later it had only dropped one bar (out of three)
#11
I recently purchased the Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS after having a bulky SLR for the last few years. Cant fault it.....pictures are excellent and at last a camera I can put in my pocket :)
#12
Thanx for the advice guys....keep it coming!
Ive come across the Fuji finepix z200fd anybody know if this is any good?
#13
Panasonic lumix tz5 looks amazing, good reviews too.
Good zoom and wideangle.
http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Panasonic_Lumix_DMC_TZ5_TZ15/

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