Traveller 14 Megapixel Digital Camera £49.99 @ Aldi (from Thursday 13th)
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Traveller 14 Megapixel Digital Camera £49.99 @ Aldi (from Thursday 13th)

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Found 8th Oct 2011
Might not be a well known brand, but pretty good specs for the price.


* 14 megapixel, 2.7" TFT display
* 5 x optical wide angle zoom
* 6 x digital zoom
* Digital image stabiliser
* Accessories include: Lithium-ion battery, USB charger, pouch with belt loop, USB/video cable and picture editing software
* Available in: Black or Silver
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As its all about the lens I would hope people have a look around to see what else is out there for £50
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YouDontWantToKnow

As its all about the lens I would hope people have a look around to see … As its all about the lens I would hope people have a look around to see what else is out there for £50



It's amazing how ignorant/foolish some people can be. More megapixels does not necessarily mean a better photo. Quality of lens is of course more important.....
oO
Edited by: "seefman" 8th Oct 2011
FYI, pretty sure these Traveler digicams are rebranded Rollei. I'm pretty sure this one is a Compactline 390 SE which an Amazon marketplace seller sells for £105.93.

Probably as good as anything else at this sort of price point, but I think I'd rather spend more and get something like an Olympus XZ-1, Canon S90/S95/S100 etc.
Edited by: "cowbutt" 9th Oct 2011
seefman

It's amazing how ignorant/foolish some people can be. More megapixels … It's amazing how ignorant/foolish some people can be. More megapixels does not necessarily mean a better photo. Quality of lens is of course more important.....oO



Naive maybe but there's no need for "ignorant/foolish" personal insults on here!
seefman

It's amazing how ignorant/foolish some people can be. More megapixels … It's amazing how ignorant/foolish some people can be. More megapixels does not necessarily mean a better photo. Quality of lens is of course more important.....oO



As a complete "camera ignoramus / fool", what sort of spec should I be looking for - this camera lens spec is:


■Autofocus
■F= 2.8 ~ 6.5 / 4.7 ~ 23.5 mm
■equivalent 28 - 140 mm film format

What does that mean?
i had a traveller camera just less pixel
would never take a decent photo always seemed blurry .
and taking one at night was pointless you just got light streaks
ok so mine was a different camera but it was unusable
seefman

It's amazing how ignorant/foolish some people can be. More megapixels … It's amazing how ignorant/foolish some people can be. More megapixels does not necessarily mean a better photo. Quality of lens is of course more important.....oO



As a complete "camera ignoramus / fool", what sort of spec should I be looking for - this camera lens spec is:


■Autofocus
■F= 2.8 ~ 6.5 / 4.7 ~ 23.5 mm
■equivalent 28 - 140 mm film format

What does that mean?
seefman

It's amazing how ignorant/foolish some people can be. More megapixels … It's amazing how ignorant/foolish some people can be. More megapixels does not necessarily mean a better photo. Quality of lens is of course more important.....oO



As a complete "camera ignoramus / fool", what sort of spec should I be looking for - this camera lens spec is:


■Autofocus
■F= 2.8 ~ 6.5 / 4.7 ~ 23.5 mm
■equivalent 28 - 140 mm film format

What does that mean?
Looks good for £49.99.
Too many brand snobs on here!
It's a Sub £50 camera - you shouldn't expect it to compare to a £100+ point and shoot.
Seems like quite a nice camera for the money.
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Besford

Naive maybe but there's no need for "ignorant/foolish" personal insults … Naive maybe but there's no need for "ignorant/foolish" personal insults on here!



Oh, there is a need....
simon1966

Looks good for £49.99.Too many brand snobs on here!It's a Sub £50 camera - … Looks good for £49.99.Too many brand snobs on here!It's a Sub £50 camera - you shouldn't expect it to compare to a £100+ point and shoot. Seems like quite a nice camera for the money.



These Traveller cameras used to be an exceptional deal (even if they aren't the very best) but branded cameras have come down in price so much in recent months that it's debatable whether it's worth the risk over a known quantity with plenty of reviews around. In many products I'm 'anti-brand' (eg clothing where you pay for nothing but the name) but when it comes to cameras I think you need the reassurance of a decent maker. 5x optical zoom is handy, 14Mp a bad idea (you just don't need it and it reduces quality). The trouble is that the specs don't really tell you how good the pics will be.

I'd suggest spending similar money on a Fuji, Samsung or similar with 3x zoom or, if you want 5x zoom, stretching your budget nearer £100 (but not over) on a Panasonic. Sony and Canon tend to be overpriced for what they are.

PS you'll want at least one spare battery - can you get them for these Traveller cameras? They used to come with two.


Edited by: "Besford" 9th Oct 2011
cowbutt

FYI, pretty sure these Traveler digicams are rebranded Rollei. I'm pretty … FYI, pretty sure these Traveler digicams are rebranded Rollei. I'm pretty sure this one is a Compactline 390 SE which an Amazon marketplace seller sells for £105.93.Probably as good as anything else at this sort of price point, but I think I'd rather spend more and get something like an Olympus XZ-1, Canon S90/S95/S100 etc.



My dad bought a budget Rollei and it's identical to a Vivitar he already owned. I've also read that Traveller and some Minox cheapies are Vivitars. Unfortunately, Vivitars get very poor reviews, so I'd leave this deal well alone. For my £50, I'd go to the Fuji site and get a refurbished compact;

shop.fujifilm.co.uk/ref…act

I think there's also a 20% off voucher (search on this site for "Fuji code") that's applicable to the refurbed prices.
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