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    Digital Camera Advice Please!

    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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    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

    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.

    Original Poster

    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;5175573

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

    Original Poster

    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;5175626

    when you say - night mode, do you mean low light usage? as tbh, not many … 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.

    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

    Original Poster

    Cheers, I'll take a look at that one, appreciate the help!

    Pepper_ty;5175748

    off the top of my head (and its probably been 6 month since i looked at … 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

    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

    Original Poster

    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;5175824

    from what i can see, ricoh are slightly outof your price range, but thats … 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

    Actually, I could do with some digicam advice and all.
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