Best Digital Camera Under £100 ??

OK just had the cheque finalised from my insurance claim after my digital and camcorder both got damaged. Any thoughts on the best digital camera i can get for roughly under £100 ? Everyone seems to recommend the Ixus which i think is a great camera, but it may be out of my budget seeing as im only getting £300 back after paying excess and not new for old, and I only have this much to get a digi and a camcorder on top. I may be able to stretch to a little bit more IF the camera is really really worth paying that £10-20 extra BUT i did wanna add a bit extra on the camcorder side and go for a Sony TG3 (missus will kill me though!).

Any thoughts Mr Bailey ?



Kodak are great, but wrong forum dude :thumbsup:

My mum needed a digital camera and her budget was £70 i got her the canon powershot a560 on clearance at argos. I could not do that much research but she needed 4x optical zoom and a proper viewfinder which is rare now. She is very happy with it.


Moved to deal requests

Hi, canon ixus are fantastic, but I don't think you will get one for under £100. Have you tried jessops? they have a fuji finepix for half price at the moment. Also usually codes available on this site for discount.

Link to jessops. Tried to edit my reply, but didn't show. Sorry


Original Poster

Posted in misc just coz i was after some advice. Yeah i suppose it should have been requests on second thoughts... but just after some opinions of like Kodak vs Samsung vs Canon more than deals.

Is that Fuji any good btw ? They have the Fuji J10 and J12 for £10 more - are these any better ? They look a bit slimmer.

There are some great deals at the moment, this Pentax is reduced to £105 incl delivery from ]]Empire Direct

2% quidco back too


Great spec:
[*] 10 ]Megapixel CCD, 3x ]Optical Zoom
[*] 2.5” ]LCD monitor with wide angle of view and Bright mode
[*] Digital Shake Reduction – ISO to 3200 freezes subject movement in dim lighting
[*] Enhanced DivX movie capture with Digital Shake Reduction
[*] Natural Skin Tone mode helps improve portraits by smoothing noise and rough highlights
[*] Easy to use Green Mode, Auto Picture Mode and mode pallet for outstanding ease of use
[*] Calendar display mode to easily find your images
[*] Face Recognition AF & AE for fast, high quality, accurate portraits[/LIST]1 Year Parts Guarantee
/ 1 Year Labour Guarantee
And reviews are excellent

If you really want a Canon Ixus, ]Tesco have the IXUS 70 for under a £100, use the ]voucher to get £5 off and the sim loophole to get ]free delivery.

It's less spec than the Pentax though and only 7.1mp.

Don't forget Quidco too

Original Poster

If you had the cash choc which one would you go for ? Pentax isnt a brand ive been recommended, though thats not to say they arnt good. Cracking specs on that one, but would the Ixus 70 be a better option as i dont mind 7.1 (my old camera was only 3 lol!)

I'd go for the Pentax after reading the reviews but the Tesco Ixus is a great little bundle as it comes with a printer, so if you're only moving up from a 3mp it's a great little package.

Original Poster

Hmm looking around that Pentax is pretty much around th £100 mark as standard... cheeky ED saying its half price ;-)

OK choc one more thing into the equation. I said i didnt mind adding a bit IF the camera was cracking... well Amazon have the Canon Digital IXUS 80 IS Camera - Silver (8.0MP, 3 xOptical Zoom) 2.5" LCD for £125. IS it worth the extra £25 to get this one? I would go for the Ixus 70 from Tesco but dont want the printer tbh.

Well you could sell the printer :whistling:, then put the cash towards your camcorder, with the Ixus 80 all you get is extra mp for £25, if you want to spend the extra cash I'd go for the ]Olympus (which is one of my cameras.....excellent little camera and same spec as the Ixus 80) but £5 cheaper on Amazon

Original Poster

Went for the Ixus bundle from Tesco in the end. Im happy to pay £95 for an Ixus... been after one for ages.

Many thanx all who helped.

I'm sure you won't be disappointed with the ixus. I have had mine a few months and it's brilliant.

Original Poster

Good to know :-)

Original Poster

OK now just got myself a Panny TZ5 after reading the reviews - mainly on its widescreen shots, image stabilization (which the Ixus hasnt got and the missus has got the DTs), and the zoom. Yeah so i went over budget by 60 smackers but the reviews on the Panny are top and i need something that will last me years and be somewhat futureproof. Ixus looked good, but on second glance it lacked a lot of features. Will nip to local Tesco tomorrow and get a refund on the Canon.

Hopefully i havent made a mistake :-P
Post a comment
    Top Discussions
    1. Kia Rio 1.0 T-GDI (petrol) vs Rio 1.4 CRDI (diesel)712
    2. Electric Bike 1 year later? any one with one915
    3. Referbed MACBOOK- thoughts?!33
    4. How much would you pay for this chair?1822

    See more discussions